Finance

Malaysian ex-PM Najib’s third graft trial opens

Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak’s third corruption trial has started, with prosecutors saying Najib tampered with a government audit on the 1MDB state investment fund in a bid to avoid civil and criminal proceedings

Yahoo Japan, Line to merge business to form online giant

Online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. have announced they are merging

HP rejects takeover offer from Xerox

HP board rejects $33.5B offer from Xerox, citing concerns about debt and trajectory

Partisan divide seen in how local news should be…

The nation’s partisan divide is also evident in how Americans believe the struggling local news industry should be helped, with Democrats more willing to provide government funding

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Dunkin’ bans the ‘double-cup’ as it swaps foam…

The Dunkin’ coffee chain says customers will have to do without the “double cup.”

‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fizzles

‘Ford v Ferrari’ has taken the checker flag at the box office with a better-than-expected $31 million, while Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fizzled

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land in the California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site

Business chief concerned about UK parties’ economic policies

A senior British business leader raised concerns about the economic policies of the two main parties in next month’s election, describing 2020 as the most important year in a generation due to uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union

2 jets collide after landing in Frankfurt, no one injured

Authorities say a collision between two passenger jets on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport has caused damage but left no one injured

Dubai Airshow opens as big Gulf airlines slow down purchases

Dubai Airshow opens as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases amid strains on the industry

Venice braces for another exceptional tide…

Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records

NFL looking for next generation of stars _ ages 9…

The NFL is wrapping up its 100th season celebration by searching for the next generation of stars

Italy’s white truffle hunters worry about climate change

Rising global temperatures are causing worry about the future of Italy’s prized white truffles

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Saudi Aramco seeks record-setting IPO with value up to $1.7T

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco says it will sell a 1.5% stake in the company as it seeks record-breaking IPO

Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests…

Iran’s supreme leader has signaled that a potential crackdown on widespread protests loomed, describing the protesters as “thugs” pushed into violence by Iran’s foreign enemies

Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open…

A lawsuit against America’s oldest gunmaker is being watched closely

Utah school from ‘High School Musical’ may get…

Utah school featured in “High School Musical” movie could get tourism boost from Disney’s new streaming service series based on story

White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost…

Battling impeachment, White House presses for drug cost legislation with new urgency

Microsoft hires ex-AG Holder to audit face-scanning firm

Microsoft is hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review its investment in a facial recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints

Walmart alters disability reassignment policy to settle suit

Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine

Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust…

Top Boeing executive says company knows it has to re-earn the public’s trust as it works to get grounded 737 Max jets flying after deadly crashes

Scuffles mar anniversary of birth of yellow vest…

Scuffles between Paris police and activists on Saturday marred the first anniversary of the birth of the yellow vest movement against government policies seen as favoring the rich

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Email shows Trump’s property not among original…

A newly released email shows President Donald Trump’s golf resort near Miami was not among the original sites to be considered to host an international summit next year

California rules set lower emissions for state vehicle fleet

California is setting new rules for its state vehicle fleet to reduce pollution and reward automakers that are siding with the state against the Trump administration

NRA tax filing: Embattled CEO earned about $2 mil…

The National Rifle Association’s latest tax filings show that its embattled CEO received about $2 million in compensation in 2018