FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill to provide $1 billion for small telecom providers to replace equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE, sending the measure to President Donald...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor on Monday submitted twin plans requesting that President Donald Trump's administration allow changes to federal government subsidies for health...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Even among hardliners in Iran, there seems to be an acknowledgment of one fact after widespread protests, violence and a security force crackdown following a...
U.S. communications regulators have cut off government funding for equipment from two Chinese companies, citing security threats.
The Federal Communications Commission also proposed...
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday accused the U.S. of "economic bullying behavior" after U.S. regulators cited security threats in proposing to cut off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S....
U.S. regulators have proposed cutting off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks, citing security threats.
The Federal Communications Commission will vote next...
APNewsBreak: West Virginia billionaire Gov. Justice’s family farms received $125,000 from federal trade-war subsidy
LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — APNewsBreak: West Virginia billionaire Gov. Justice's family farms received $125,000 from federal trade-war subsidy.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has endured days of popular upheaval since President Lenín Moreno scrapped fuel price subsidies, a step that set off protests and clashes across the small South...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno announced an end to government subsidies for holding down fuel prices and said Tuesday night that he will send congress a proposal to...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will allow roughly 40,000 child care workers to unionize.
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law on Monday and it takes effect next year.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department announced Monday that it has decided to once again apply tariffs on fabricated steel imports from Mexico.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's widespread gasoline shortages are starting to affect some cities in Colombia, where drivers depend on cheap fuel smuggled in from their socialist-governed...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Much of Argentina came to a standstill Wednesday as a strike to protest government austerity measures grounded hundreds of flights, halted bus and train lines and...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a measure Thursday that would restore government subsidies for the state's horse racing industry.
The state Assembly and Senate gave final approval to a bill providing $20 million a year for five years to the racing industry as it struggles to compete with out-of-state tracks that have casino gambling.
The bill now goes to the desk of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress warned Tuesday that newspapers in their home states are in danger of reducing news coverage, laying off workers or going out of business if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint.
The Trump administration ordered the tariffs in response to a complaint from a paper producer in Washington state. It argues that Canadian competitors take advantage of government subsidies to sell their product at unfairly low prices.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has increased its government subsidies for the World Cup by $13 million amid concerns over the legacy of the tournament.
Two government orders allocate an extra 481.6 million rubles ($7.6 million) for temporary World Cup infrastructure and 334.2 million rubles ($5.3 million) to the state company responsible for maintaining the stadiums.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia's 12 World Cup stadiums must be financially self-sustaining, following calls from some officials for government subsidies.
"All the facilities need to be able to cover their costs," Putin said during an annual phone-in on Thursday. He suggested the stadiums could add cafes and shopping malls to boost their profitability.
"We spent a lot of money and I agree it needs to work for the benefit of sport," he said.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — In a story May 10 about indoor farming, The Associated Press inaccurately implied that the farming startup Plenty was pursuing public subsidies to make its business viable.
Plenty CEO Matt Barnard has said that "society should consider investing" in this new form of agriculture. But Plenty says it has not sought government subsidies, nor does it believe that public support is necessary for its business to succeed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Arab Emirates signed a deal Friday to resolve a years-old spat over alleged Emirati government subsidies to its airlines and accusations of unfair competition in the U.S.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are looming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances prepares to approve several fiscal plans this week that will serve as the island's economic blueprint for the next five years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Arab Emirates are nearing a deal to resolve a years-old spat over alleged government subsidies to Emirati airlines that the major U.S. airlines claim have tilted the competition against them, four individuals familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newspaper publishers across the U.S. already strapped by years of declining revenue say they're dealing with an existential threat: Recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint driving up their business costs.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A state board has approved new rules requiring Oregon day cares to test drinking water for high levels of lead.
The state Early Learning Council on Thursday approved the rules, stipulating that day cares must test the water and submit the results to state regulators by the end of September, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering a big defeat to Boeing, a U.S. trade panel ruled Friday that the U.S. aircraft giant was not harmed by competition from Canada's Bombardier.
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian plane maker Bombardier announced Monday it has sold a majority stake in its C Series passenger jet business to European aerospace giant Airbus for no cost.
U.S. rival Boeing called it a questionable deal by two state-subsidized competitors.
The move comes after lackluster sales and after the U.S. Commerce Department imposed harsh duties on Bombardier, charging the Canadian company is selling the C Series planes in America below cost and receiving government subsidies.
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday his government could stop doing business with Boeing if the U.S. company doesn't drop a trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier.
Trudeau said Canada "won't do business with a company that's busy trying to sue us and put our aerospace workers out of business."
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University needs to do more to address its "skyrocketing" tuition rates and spiking enrollment of out-of-state and international students, compared to in-state student enrollment, the state's elected fiscal watchdog said in a report Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation will continue into whether Canada's Bombardier is selling airliners in the U.S. at illegally subsidized prices, a claim that has raised trade tensions between the U.S. and Canada.
Chicago-based Boeing accuses Bombardier of violating antidumping and anti-subsidy laws by selling planes at below fair prices.
MADRID (AP) — Spain's minority government has cobbled together enough support from opposition parties in Parliament to pass its 2017 budget.
Nueva Canarias, a regional party of Spain's Canary Islands, agreed on Sunday to vote in favor of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's proposed budget.
Nueva Canarias' sole member of Parliament represents the final vote Rajoy' government needs to obtain a majority of 176 votes. Rajoy's ruling conservatives had already struck deals with two other opposition parties.
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's government warned Thursday it could cancel a planned US$2 billion purchase of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing Co. because of U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping investigations against Canadian plane maker Bombardier.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland issued the threat in a statement about Boeing's complaint against Bombardier.
"Canada is reviewing current military procurement that relates to Boeing," Freeland said.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday approved a compromise day care bill that will require yearly inspections for church-run facilities and licenses for ones that take government subsidies.
Representatives approved the child care regulation legislation on an 88-9 vote, sending the bill to the Senate for consideration.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust chief said Tuesday that the bloc's executive Commission has approved Danish government subsidies for a large proposed offshore windfarm in the Danish section of the Baltic Sea.
EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the aid for the Kriegers Flak windfarm was in line with European Union guidelines because "it helps the EU to meet its energy and climate targets."
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing Canada of providing unfair subsidies to aircraft manufacturer Bombardier.
Brazil's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that government subsidies to Bombardier have created distortions in the international aeronautical market that are incompatible with WTO rules and that negatively affect Brazil's interests. Brazil's Embraer is a competitor of Bombardier.
DALLAS (AP) — Leaders of the three biggest U.S. airlines are seeking to meet with new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to revive their stalled complaint that rivals from the Middle East are getting unfair government subsidies.
GENEVA (AP) — Brazil has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization against the U.S. over duties imposed on Brazilian steel products.
A WTO announcement Friday on the filing comes amid questions about how the U.S. will interact with the Geneva-based trade body after President-elect Donald Trump's January inauguration.
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo tweeted Wednesday that the WTO "stands ready to work with the new administration."
With a household income too high for a federal subsidy, Bruce Mainzer and Beth Shadur are bracing for higher health insurance premiums in 2017.
As in other states, many insurers in Illinois have requested double-digit rate increases. Americans ineligible for the government subsidies that help cover their premiums will be hit hardest.