With just weeks to go until the first contests of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign, several groups are organizing grassroots efforts aimed at convincing voters they should back candidates who fully support the “Medicare for All” legislation from which the phrase is derived.
Young activists bid to join climate case at top German court
Nine young climate activists are seeking to join a lawsuit before Germany's top court that aims to force the government to do more to combat global warming.
Billionaire Bloomberg is granted financial disclosure delay
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won't have to publicly disclose his finances until late March, well after voters take to the polls on Super Tuesday.
Boeing is working on a new software issue on the 737 Max
Boeing has found a new software problem on its grounded 737 Max jetliner.
Tech, communications stocks push US indexes to more records
Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, building on the big gains from a day earlier that sent major indexes to their latest record highs.
For some major US shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note
For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and a slowing global economy, conditions appear to have deteriorated as 2019 came to a close.
Best Buy says it is reviewing allegations made against CEO
Best Buy says it is investigating CEO Corie Barry after receiving an anonymous letter making allegations against her.
US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint
The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own.
US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December
US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December, strongest showing in 13 years.
Report: Disney dropping the 'Fox' from movie studio names
Published reports say Disney is dropping the word “Fox” from movie studios it acquired as part of last year's $71 billion purchase of Fox's entertainment business.
Ahead in the clouds: Alibaba plans to change the Olympics
Chinese tech giant Alibaba wants to be a game-changer at the Olympics with its cloud computing and other services.
Official says Phoenix airport ride-hailing fee is illegal
The state attorney general says a new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional.
Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars
Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery electric vehicles.
Microsoft: 'carbon-negative' by 2030 even for supply chain
Microsoft says it will be 100% “carbon-negative” by 2030 by removing more carbon from the environment than it emits.
Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no crime in Canada
Defense lawyers argue a senior executive of the Chinese tech giant Huawei should not be extradited to the U.S. because her actions would not be considered crimes under Canadian law.
UK police use of facial recognition tests public's tolerance
Some soccer fans attending a recent match in Britain covered up their faces to protest the local police force's use of facial recognition cameras to monitor arriving crowds.
Expert: Georgia election server showed signs of tampering
A computer security expert says an election server central to a bitter legal battle over the security of Georgia's election administration showed signs of tampering.
Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost
Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico.
China welcomes US deal, says 'core concerns' must be met
China has welcomed an interim trade deal with Washington and said the two sides need to address each other’s “core concerns.
US industrial production fell 0.3% in December
US industrial production fell 0.3% in December, as unseasonably warm month limited the need for heating from utilities.
BMW recalls about 357K vehicles for Takata air bag inflators
BMW is recalling nearly 357,000 older vehicles in the U.S. to replace dangerous Takata front air bag inflators.
Comcast, State Street rise; Gap, J.B. Hunt fall
Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Comcast, State Street rise; Gap, J.
Technology could cut train crews from 2 to 1 but is it safe?
This year’s scheduled completion of a $15 billion automatic railroad braking system will bolster the industry’s argument for eliminating one of the two crew members in most locomotives.
China's 2019 economic growth weakens amid trade war
China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low of 6.1% in 2019 as consumer demand weakened and Beijing fought a trade war with Washington.
EU legal opinion: mass data retention at odds with EU law
A legal adviser at the EU’s highest court says that the bloc's data protection rules should prevent member states from indiscriminately holding personal data seized from telecommunications service providers.
Employers post fewer jobs in November
The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level.