France counts costs of protests, new measures: $11 billion
PARIS (AP) — Tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost 10 billion euros ($11 billion), the government said Tuesday.
The Latest: GOP lawmakers grill Google CEO on perceived bias
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Google CEO before Congress (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Republican lawmakers are grilling Google CEO Sundar Pichai on what they perceive as a bias against conservative viewpoints on the search giant's services.
Target to pay $3M to resolve Massachusetts Medicaid claim
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts' Medicaid program.
CBS sells Television City for $750M to LA developer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says it has sold Television City, its Los Angeles headquarters and production facility, to a real estate developer for $750 million.
Farm bill compromise unveiled, clearing way for vote
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers have reached an agreement on the farm bill, a mammoth package that will fund key safety net programs for the next five years.
Former Ford Argentina executives sentenced in torture cases
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court on Tuesday sentenced two former Ford Motor Co. executives to prison for crimes against humanity committed against 24 Argentine union workers during the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship.
CBS meeting adjourns without discussing Moonves scandal
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS shareholders quickly elected a revamped 11-member board before their annual meeting adjourned without discussion of an investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves.
Trump administration proposing major rollback of water rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to withdraw federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark water rules long resented by some developers, farmers and oil, gas and mining executives.
GOP House leader notes gap of distrust as Google CEO grilled
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy kicked off a congressional grilling of Google CEO Sundar Pichai by noting a "widening gap of distrust" between tech companies and the American people.
China, US discuss plans for trade talks
BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive.
China's foreign minister vows to defend citizens abroad
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a Canadian court decided whether to release a technology executive on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations.
Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores
SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Online retailers are getting physical. A growing number of brands born on the internet are now opening brick-and-mortar stores and moving into the suburban malls once considered doomed as more Americans shopped online.
UK's May lobbies EU leaders in fight to save Brexit deal
BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials on Tuesday ruled out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May fought to save her Brexit deal by lobbying leaders in Europe's capitals.
The Latest: CBS meeting wraps up with no mention of Moonves
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on CBS annual shareholder meeting (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Mum's the word. The twice-postponed CBS shareholders meeting has wrapped up in less than 30 minutes.
US wholesale prices rise 0.1 pct., a sign inflation in check
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices barely rose last month as a sharp decline in the cost of gas offset pricier freight trucking services and mobile phone plans.
Global stocks buoyed by US-China trade talks
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world spiked higher Tuesday after Wall Street rebounded amid hopes the U.S. and China are back negotiating over their trade dispute.
China's auto sales fall in November for fifth month
BEIJING (AP) — A painful contraction in China's auto market deepened in November as sales fell for a fifth month amid an economic slowdown and consumer anxiety over a tariff fight with Washington.
Detention of Nissan's Ghosn extended through Dec. 20
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court ruled Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, and another executive will remain in custody through Dec.
Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen.
Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans
Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car.
Cubans fly around the world hunting shopping bargains
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Most people don't think of Haiti as a shopping destination. Unless they're Cuban. Every afternoon, hundreds of Cubans swarm a rutted crossroads in the capital of the hemisphere's poorest nation, hunting clothes, light bulbs, perfume and other goods that are in short supply back home.
Asian shares mixed on concerns over trade, economic outlook
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute.
China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened global economic growth.
What Macron said he'd do to boost taxpayer purchasing power
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron responded to weeks of disruptive protests Monday, promising to speed up tax relief and to boost the purchasing power of struggling workers and retirees.

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