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Businesses struggle to fix supply chains disrupted by virus


WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis.As the death toll from the newly named COVID-19 illness...

Push to scale back US environmental law draws ire at hearing

By JAMES ANDERSON | February 11, 2020

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday hosted the first of two hearings on its proposal to speed energy and other projects by rolling back a landmark environmental law. Opponents from Western states argued the long-term benefits of keeping...

Oil from federal lands tops 1B barrels as Trump eases rules

By MATTHEW BROWN | February 11, 2020

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil production from U.S.- managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, federal officials said Tuesday, as technological advances helped drive development in new areas and the Trump administration eases...

Global stock turn higher as investors watch virus impact

By JOE McDONALD | February 11, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher on Tuesday, at least temporarily shaking off jitters about China's virus outbreak.Indexes in London and Frankfurt advanced in Europe, while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul closed higher. Tokyo fell for...

S&P 500 slips for first time this week as momentum stalls

By ALEX VEIGA and STAN CHOE | February 7, 2020

Wall Street closed out the market’s best week in eight months Friday with a broad slide as technology and health care stocks gave back some of their recent gains.The pullback, which followed a sell-off in markets around the world, snapped a four-day...

Russian foreign minister visits Venezuela, bolstering Maduro

By SCOTT SMITH | February 7, 2020

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Russia's foreign minister visited Venezuela on Friday in a show of support for President Nicolás Maduro as U.S. vows of more pressure threaten to cut off the socialist leader from a key financial ally in Moscow.Foreign Minister...

Putin hosts Belarus leader for talks amid economic pressure

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | February 7, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted the leader of Belarus on Friday for another round of difficult talks on closer integration amid Moscow's mounting economic pressure on its ex-Soviet ally.Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko...

7 beheaded by extremists in Mozambique’s gas-rich north

By TOM BOWKER | February 7, 2020

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Seven people beheaded this week. Attacks on homes, schools, health clinics. Thousands of people displaced by the violence. Insecurity that threatens multi-billion dollar investments.This is the growing problem of Islamic extremist...

Global stocks surge after Trump acquitted, China virus aid

By JOE McDONALD | February 6, 2020

Global stocks rose Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial and China cut tariffs on U.S. imports and provided aid to businesses reeling from a virus outbreak.European markets were up modestly, while Tokyo, Hong...

Belarus leader bemoans Russia’s halt on oil supplies

By by YURAS KARMANAU | February 6, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus complained Thursday about Russia's halt on oil supplies ahead of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss closer economic ties between the two countries.Russia last month only supplied 25% of...

US backs Cyprus amid tensions with Turkey over gas drilling

By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | February 5, 2020

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.S. backs energy-based partnerships in the eastern Mediterranean that bolster political cooperation and prosperity and is urging against “provocative actions" that undermine stability, a government official said Wednesday.U.S....

Siemens earnings dip on weakness in autos, energy industries

February 5, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Orders and earnings at industrial conglomerate Siemens were lower than a year earlier in the October-December period, the company said Wednesday, weighed down by weaker performances in the auto and energy sectors.Siemens said orders for...