Pocketbook issues eclipsed by military role in Thai election
BANGKOK (AP) — Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday's election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the military junta that has ruled the country since a 2014 coup.
What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes
It's finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets on Wednesday, more than a year after the mega merger was proposed .
Italy to join China's Belt and Road initiative over US worry
MILAN (AP) — Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged Tuesday to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and concerns within his governing coalition.
Fed is likely to stay 'patient' and project fewer rate hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected to end its latest policy meeting Wednesday by refining its new overarching message that it plans to be "patient" about any further interest rate hikes.
Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses
BANGKOK (AP) — Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street. Mixed signals on the progress of China-U.S.
Nominee to lead FAA will face challenge on Boeing oversight
President Donald Trump has tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration as the regulator deals with questions about its approval of a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes within five months.
NYC official: Kushner firm flouted rules, endangered tenants
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections.
Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.
FedEx profit falls, CEO calls the results disappointing
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx Corp. reported lower profit Tuesday as its ground-shipping unit struggled with higher costs, and the company cut its forecast of full-year earnings.
Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform
NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.
FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth.
Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.
In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres.
Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement.
Unusual 'Bachelor' finale pays off for ABC in ratings race
NEW YORK (AP) — An unusual ending to ABC's long-running attempted love matches on "The Bachelor" paid off for the network. Both parts of the finale to the 23rd edition of the series hit the Nielsen company's top 10 last week, as bachelor Colton Underwood — who started his reign as a virgin — revealed he was dating contestant Cassie Randolph.
Nielsen's top programs for March 11-17
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "NCIS," CBS, 12.08 million.
US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome
ROME (AP) — Russia and the United States remain split on how to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, officials from both powers said Tuesday after talks in Rome.
UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union.
Bill O'Reilly book on Trump coming out in fall
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly's next book will not be about JFK or Abraham Lincoln, but a president he knows well. Donald Trump. Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday that O'Reilly's "The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America" will come out this fall.
Booksellers association CEO, Oren Teicher, is retiring
NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime head of the American Booksellers Association is retiring. Oren Teicher, who presided over a resurgence of independent stores, is stepping down at the end of the year.
SEC says Musk's contempt defense 'borders on the ridiculous'
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities regulators countered Tesla CEO Elon Musk's contempt-of-court defense Monday night, writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge's order and that one of his arguments "borders on the ridiculous."
Norwegian aluminum producer hit by cyberattack
HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro says it has been a targeted by "an extensive cyberattack" through a ransomware virus impacting its key operations and disrupting its IT systems.
3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is considered sure to leave its key short-term interest rate unchanged Wednesday and to stress its new watchword — "patient"— in conveying its intention to leave rates alone for the foreseeable future.
Fox Corp. begins trading as Disney completion looms
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Corp., the Fox assets that are not part of Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets, began trading as a stand-alone company on Tuesday.
Global markets recover as focus turns towards Fed decision
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered their poise Tuesday after a lackluster session in Asia as investors digested the latest bout of Brexit uncertainty and prepared for a key U.S.