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For 82 years, global accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed the reputational boon it got from leading the balloting process at the Academy Awards
LONDON (AP) -- For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards....

The London Stock Exchange says its planned merger with the Deutsche Boerse is likely to be blocked after the European Commission raised anti-trust concerns
LONDON (AP) -- The London Stock Exchange's merger with Deutsche Boerse has been thrown into doubt after the LSE decided it couldn't comply with last-minute conditions imposed by European regulators....

A report about the potential consequences of repealing the nation's health care law warns federal spending cuts probably would threaten many people with coverage loss.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage....

Republican efforts to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenues could eliminate some very popular tax breaks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people....

World stock markets were subdued Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to Congress this week for details of promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending
BEIJING (AP) -- World stock markets were subdued Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to Congress this week for details of promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending....

United Airlines seeks to narrow gap on competitors like Delta by beefing up routes from hub airports
DALLAS (AP) -- United Airlines, which lost the distinction of being the world's biggest carrier after shrinking for several years, plans to regain lost ground by adding more flights from key airports this summer....

Warren Buffett says the proposed $143 billion offer to acquire Unilever that his company was part of was abandoned quickly once it became clear the European company wasn't interested in a friendly deal
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Latest on investor Warren Buffett's comments on a variety of topics (all times local):...

Late department store chairman Albert Boscov is being remembered at a memorial service in Reading (REH'-ding), Pennsylvania, as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city that he loved
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Late department store chairman Albert Boscov was remembered as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city he loved....

China is sending its first senior official to visit the U.S. since President Donald Trump took office
BEIJING (AP) -- China is sending its first senior official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump took office, amid uncertainties over trade relations and new security tensions in east Asia....

The European Union is boosting its sanctions against North Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution following another nuclear test in September last year
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is boosting its sanctions against North Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution following another nuclear test in September last year....

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United Airlines seeks to narrow gap on competitors like Delta by beefing up routes from hub airports

US durable goods orders up 1.8 percent in January as aircraft demand surges; investment slips

European stocks are higher while Asian markets fell as investors look ahead to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to Congress this week for details of promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending

China's police ministry says more than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on informal banks as authorities try to curb outflows of money from the country

Negotiators from 16 Asian countries are meeting in the Japanese port city of Kobe this week for talks on a regional trade pact that could supplant the Trans-Pacific Partnership rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump

Counterfeit goods, software piracy and the theft of trade secrets cost the American economy as much $600 billion a year, a private watchdog says

The London Stock Exchange says its planned merger with the Deutsche Boerse is likely to be blocked after the European Commission raised anti-trust concerns

It's tax refund time, and if you're among the over 70 percent of taxpayers expecting to get one, you may be wondering what to do with the windfall

Warren Buffett's company says fourth-quarter profit improved 15 percent, but most of the gains came from the paper value of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s investments and derivatives contracts

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