• Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

    President-elect Donald Trump gestures toward reporters as he arrives for a party at the home of Robert Mercer, one of his biggest campaign donors, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Head of the Harbor, N.Y. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.

  • US employers add 178K jobs as unemployment sinks to 4.6 pct.

    In this Wednesday Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, job seekers attend a New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services job fair, in New York. On Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, the U.S. government issues the November jobs report. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit. The unemployment rate hit a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed.

  • Caffeine rush: Monster Energy to sponsor NASCAR’s top series

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR announced an agreement with Monster Energy on Thursday that makes the energy drink maker the title sponsor of its top series in 2017, ending a lengthy process of finding a replacement for Sprint.

  • To move into White House, Trump may have to dump DC hotel

    In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, pedestrians cross Pennsylvania Avenue across the street from the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. Several experts in government contract law say that President-elect Donald Trump will have to give up his stake in his prized Washington, D.C. hotel if he wants to be president. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump may have to give up one property on Pennsylvania Avenue if he wants to move into another down the street.

  • For Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly

    FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at the Tianjin port in China. American consumers and businesses would pay, literally, if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico.

  • 4 changes shoppers will see as they buy on their phones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers buying on their phones this holiday season will see new ways stores are making it easier and faster as they try to lock in sales before people swipe to the next site.

  • Carnival’s Princess line to pay $40M fine in pollution case

    MIAMI (AP) — Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case that involved one ship’s use of a so-called magic pipe to divert oily waste into the waters, authorities said Thursday.

  • For Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly

    FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at the Tianjin port in China. American consumers and businesses would pay, literally, if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico.

  • Correction: Recalls This Week story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about the week’s consumer product recalls, The Consumer Product Safety Commission incorrectly listed a laptop battery recall. The recall of HP batteries from 2006 was mistakenly relisted while improvements were being made to the agency’s website.

  • Giving the gift of financial well-being at the holidays

    In this Nov. 22, 2016, photo, Toys R Us employee Davy Pen holds a Gift of College gift card in the store in Emeryville, Calif. Gift of College helps people to contribute to college savings plans or pay down student loans, and began selling as gift cards at Toys R Us and Babies R Us in November 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season.