Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact
A growing number of governors in the Northeast are raising doubts about a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions.
China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions
Tourism from China was already weakening even before a new virus forced much of the country into a standstill.
Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus
China says the death toll from a new virus has risen to 80, with 2,744 confirmed cases.
Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter
Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus.
US stocks follow global markets lower over virus concerns
Stock tumbled at the open on Wall Street following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan as investors grow more concerned about the potential economic impact of an outbreak of a deadly coronavirus.
GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehicles
General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,000 people.
German exports to Britain down amid Brexit uncertainty
A German trade body says the country's exports to Britain dropped by about 4% during the first 11 months of last year amid concerns about the U.K.'s future relationship with the European Union.
Markets around the world are feeling the coronavirus chill
Fear about the effects of a new virus found in China is spreading faster through financial markets around the world than the sickness itself.
Irish leader says EU will have upper hand in UK trade talks
Ireland’s prime minister has warned Britain that Brexit is far from finished.
US new-home sales slipped 0.4% in December
U.S. sales of newly built homes fell 0.4% in December, but 2019 was strongest year for sales since 2006.
Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk to jobs
Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out.
German privacy watchdog investigates clothing retailer H&M
A German privacy watchdog says it has opened an investigation into clothing retailer H&M amid evidence that the Swedish retailer had committed “massive data protection breaches” by spying on its customer service representatives in Germany.
World stocks skid as virus fears spook markets, hit tourism
Shares have tumbled in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected in an outbreak of a potentially deadly virus.
California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system
California's secretary of state has approved Los Angeles County’s unique new publicly owned computerized voting system.
Questions linger over investigation into Jeff Bezos' hacking
Cybersecurity experts say there are many questions still unanswered from an investigation commissioned by Jeff Bezos that concluded the billionaire's phone was likely hacked after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the WhatsApp account of Saudi Arabia's crown prince.
London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears
London's police force says it will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology.
'I did it': Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoon
A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky business deals.
What we know, and don't, about the alleged Bezos phone hack
U.N. human rights experts are asking Washington to investigate a suspected Saudi hack that may have siphoned data from the personal smartphone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post.
Protesters fear rising costs if firm buys dot-org universe
The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting it up for sale, and nonprofits are raising concerns about the move.
The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target
You probably don't think you're in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target.