Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknoteThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:04:11 -0500GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) — A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote.
US home price gains lift household wealth to $90.2 trillionThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:56:24 -0500A healthy increase in home values and higher stock prices drove up U.S. household wealth in the July-September quarter, though the gains are largely concentrated among wealthier Americans. The Federal ...
Trump expected to pick Puzder for LaborThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:56:10 -0500President-elect Donald Trump is expected to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, with fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary. Puzder heads CKE Restaurants Holdings, ...
Indexes hit record highs as Trump rally continuesThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:53:38 -0500A month-long rally on Wall Street, sparked by Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, extended on Thursday, driving major Wall Street indexes to record highs. Investors have been betting on stocks of industrial and financial companies as they expect these sectors to benefit the most from Trump's promise to spend more on infrastructure and simplify regulations. "The market is projecting a lot more confidence in future growth, and I don't expect any big pullback to derail the rally until the end of the year," said Chris Story, senior trader at Manulife Asset Management in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Latest: Russia to discuss Aleppo rebel pullout with USThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:52:15 -0500BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
Syria army advances as Assad eyes Aleppo victoryThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:51:31 -0500Syria's army battled to take more ground from rebels in Aleppo Thursday after President Bashar al-Assad said victory for his troops in the city would be a turning point in the war. Three weeks into a major offensive to retake all of Aleppo, government troops have captured about 85 percent of territory rebels controlled in the city's east and were continuing to push forward. In east Aleppo, terrified residents could be seen fleeing in the streets as heavy bombing shook opposition-held areas.
'Jeopardy!' contestant dies of cancer before show airsThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:50:12 -0500LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who competed on "Jeopardy!" while battling terminal colon cancer has died the week before her episode was set to air but prize money has gone to cancer research as she wished.
Union president Jones challenges Trump on CarrierThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:49:32 -0500WASHINGTON (AP) — The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100 American jobs.
Police investigating racist graffiti in Giants player's homeThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:49:24 -0500MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Police are investigating a break-in and racist graffiti scrawled on the wall at the New Jersey home of an injured New York Giants player.
Britain's finance chief sees more trade with South AfricaThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:49:01 -0500The finance chief of Britain says he sees big opportunities to build on trade ties with South Africa, which is Britain's biggest export market in Africa. Philip Hammond, whose title is chancellor of the ...