AP Exclusive: CEOs got biggest raise since 2013
NEW YORK (AP) -- The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's the biggest raise in three years....
Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs supporting low-income individuals to balance the government's books over the next decade....
Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's leader promised a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades....
German business confidence hits 26-year high in May
BERLIN (AP) -- A survey shows that business confidence in Germany has risen to its highest level in 26 years. The strong showing was slightly above economists' expectations....
Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Uncertainty over the future of health care is growing deeper for millions of Americans who buy their own policies....
European markets push higher on strong economic news
LONDON (AP) -- European markets were buoyed Tuesday by some further good economic news that helped offset the concerns and anguish stoked by the blast in Manchester, England which killed at least 22 people....
With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix
CANNES, France (AP) -- This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their positions....
Macron tries to sell plan to reform France's labor market
PARIS (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron is holding meetings with unions and business organizations to discuss reforming the country's labor market, which many blame for France's sub-par economic performance over recent years....
Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale wants an audit review of the state's $10 million funding for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last summer. The money was intended to be spent on event expenses including the venue license and construction costs. However year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission reveal a $4 million surplus from public and private money raised, while showing the convention's host committee paying out nearly $1 million in bonuses for staff members and awarding grants for Philadelphia schools and nonprofits.
Should the U.S. withdraw from NATO if other members refuse to commit more to their common defense?