• The Latest: Revenue increases clear New Mexico House

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to resolve New Mexico’s state budget crisis (all times local):

  • Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico’s government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration.

    Updated: 4:06 pm

  • Gazans excited over territory’s new indoor mall

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a welcome sign of normalcy, a new Western-style indoor shopping mall — complete with an international retail chain, three-story bookstore and bustling food court — has opened in the Gaza Strip.

  • Stocks start lower as energy and industrial companies fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping while basic materials makers are rising as investors hope two large deals will win approval from regulators. The Dow Jones industrial average is on track for its ninth straight gain.

    Updated: 1:56 pm

  • End of the euro? French candidate plots return of the franc

    PARIS (AP) — If Marine Le Pen has her way, the French will soon pay for their baguettes with francs, not euros.

    Updated: 3:37 pm

  • United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

    DALLAS (AP) — American and United have started selling cheaper “basic economy” fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.

  • Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

    ROME (AP) — From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent.

  • Wal-Mart earnings fall, but online sales surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.

  • US stocks start week at new highs on deals and earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks again broke records Tuesday as investors came back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn’t complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers rose as investors bet that other deals are coming.

  • In Trump’s future looms a familiar shutdown threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Add a potential government shutdown to embattled President Donald Trump’s growing roster of headaches.