• Merkel marks 70 years of Marshall Plan amid concern at Trump

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, remarking pointedly that the U.S. embrace of open markets in post-World War II Europe served America’s own interests.

  • The Latest: Saudi stock market rises over 4 percent

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince (all times local):

  • India’s shopkeepers scramble before tax changes take effect

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The daily bustle of tourists and shoppers has died down in an upscale market of central New Delhi, but one toy shop owner is still busy poring over the new Indian tax rules that take effect next month.

  • Slumping oil prices rein in stock indexes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil slumped to its lowest level of the year on Tuesday and helped to restrain U.S. stock indexes, which set records a day earlier.

  • As Brexit talks begin, Europe sees economic upswing over UK

    LONDON (AP) — When Britain voted to leave the European Union a year ago, proponents argued Britain’s economy was being held back by the slow-growing, dysfunctional bloc.

  • US stock indexes follow global markets higher, led by tech

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were slightly lower Tuesday, erasing initial gains, but Tokyo’s benchmark rose, cheered by gains on Wall Street led by technology shares.

  • From David to Michel, a guide to top people in Brexit talks

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brexit talks to lead Britain out of the European Union kicked off on Monday and the chief negotiators are already on a first-name basis. Here’s a look at the people who are likely to dominate these talks over much of the next two years.

  • Actors’ pay focus of Massachusetts film subsidies debate

    BOSTON (AP) — A new “Ghostbusters” movie filmed in Boston two years ago with the hopes of rebooting a beloved franchise. Instead, the box office dud has unintentionally played a role in giving new life to efforts to rid Massachusetts of its film industry subsidies.

  • Texas companies tie worker shortages to immigration fears

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Though construction is in high demand in Texas’ booming capital city, Oscar Martinez’s drywall company is suddenly struggling.