- Trump picks fast food executive Andrew Puzder for Labor
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary.
- Gov't proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators.
- Fast-food CEO, Trump's pick for Labor, on racy fast-food ads
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Puzder, who heads the company that owns Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, was tapped Thursday to head the Labor Department by President-elect Donald Trump.
- Americans' odds of earning more than parents have plunged
WASHINGTON (AP) — The likelihood that young adults will earn more than their parents has plummeted in recent decades, a study has found, fueling concerns that the American dream of steady upward mobility is foundering amid a widening wealth gap.
- Banking on change: Tech startups target financial services
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It may not be much longer before bank branches join video-rental stores and record shops as relics of a bygone era.
- Official: Bristol-Myers Squibb to pay to settle allegations
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will pay $19.5 million to settle allegations that it promoted the anti-psychotic drug Abilify for unapproved uses and misled doctors about its dangers, it was announced Thursday.
- Rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there's more coming down the road.
- Panel rejects British company's $1.3B case against Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An international tribunal has ruled against a London-listed mining company seeking $1.3 billion in compensation from Indonesia's government for terminating coal mining licenses that were forged by an Indonesian business partner.
- Asian shares mostly higher following ECB-inspired rally
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday after an overnight rally in U.S. markets helped by the European Central Bank's decision to extend its bond-buying economic stimulus program. South Korea's benchmark slipped as lawmakers began voting on whether or not to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
- Japan ratifies Pacific trade pact that Trump plans to dump
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact.
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