• Spaceport America chief aims to build aerospace economic hub

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The new chief executive of Spaceport America says New Mexico is well positioned to use the futuristic facility as a jumping off point to build an aerospace economic hub.

  • Job deals like Carrier’s often fall short of political hype

    President-elect Donald Trump talks with workers during a visit to the Carrier factory, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax breaks and grants.

  • NASCAR hopes sponsor Monster attracts needed younger fans

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR’s top circuit has been called the Winston Cup, Nextel Cup and Sprint Cup.

  • Stocks start higher as big dividend payers jump

    Specialists Frank Masiello, left, and Dilip Patel work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. U.S. stocks are mixed as a rally in oil prices and bank stocks fades. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly higher Friday thanks to gains for companies that pay large dividends. Investors who want income are buying shares of real estate and phone companies and household goods retailers as bond yields fall. The drop in bond yields is also affecting banks, which are slipping after a huge rally over the last few weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average, which closed at a record high a day ago, is down slightly.

  • Air pollution becomes Israel-Palestinian wedge issue

    In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, Palestinian laborer Sami Abu Baker, 35, who has a fifteen years service in the charcoal factories, poses for a picture during a day work, in the West Bank town of Yabad, near Jenin. For years, residents of central Israel have been complaining about the air pollution emanating from nearby Palestinian factories in the West Bank and the potential health hazards they pose. But now that authorities have finally cracked down, shutting the worst offending charcoal plants, Palestinians say hundreds have been put out of work in a swift stamp of the military occupation.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    YABED, West Bank (AP) — For years, residents of central Israel have been complaining about air pollution from Palestinian factories in the nearby West Bank. Now that authorities have finally cracked down, shutting a group of the worst offending charcoal plants in one notorious town, Palestinians complain that hundreds were thrown out of work by their military occupiers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dow reaches record as rising oil pulls stocks mostly higher

    In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. More gains in Goldman Sachs and Chevron helped pull the Dow Jones industrial average to another record high even as other indexes were flat to lower in early trading Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies plunged Thursday, and high-dividend stocks also took hefty losses as bond yields rose to their highest level in more than a year. But more big gains for blue-chip banking and oil stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.

  • 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.