• Soldiers patrol at the Christmas market along the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. French authorities on Tuesday questioned a top suspect linked to attackers who terrorized Paris, while Belgium's capital remained locked down under threat of a possible similar attack. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Paris attackers exploited intelligence gaps that remain open

    PARIS (AP) — The Paris attackers exploited intelligence holes from France to Syria, authorities say, taking advantage of mistrust between European governments, France’s overwhelmed security services and the collapse of authority across the war zone contested by the Islamic State group.

  • In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, traffic is backed up on the New York State Thruway in Harriman, N.Y., due to a fatal crash on the northbound side of Interstate 87 in Woodbury. Government estimates show U.S. traffic deaths rose 8 percent for the first six months of 2015, following a slight decrease in 2014, according to a report released Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    US traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation’s highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.

    Updated: 3:31 pm

  • Trader Kenneth Polcari works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Stocks are opening modestly lower, following declines in Europe. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US stocks slip in early trading, following Europe lower

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on developments in the Middle East after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.

    Updated: 8:40 pm

  • Roberton Williams of the Tax Policy Center, poses for a photo in his office at his home in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Williams’ plan was to retire on his government pension and take a part-time job to make up the difference in salary. It didn’t quite work out that way. Williams, 68, did retire but then started another full-time job with the Tax Policy Center. "The plan was to work full time just until I got my feet wet," Williams said. "But, I ended up working full time for the next nine years." He’s far from an aberration. Many aging baby boomers are caught between a desire to work less and a labor market that just isn’t ready to let them go.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Older workers seeking options for reducing hours on the job

    Roberton Williams’ plan was to retire on his government pension and take a part-time job to make up the difference in salary. It didn’t quite work out that way.

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, photo, business owner Jerry Amerosi, left, chats with employee Alana Fusco behind the counter at Gerald Peters, one of three stores he owns in the Staten Island Mall, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Amerosi’s three stores in the mall will open at 6 p.m., on Thanksgiving and stay open until midnight. He’ll have eight employees working, and if this Thanksgiving is anything like last year’s, they’ll have their hands full. "It was crazy busy," he said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving but expect to be busy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

  • Letter shows tax chief suggested auditors not fine business

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A letter from state Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla shows she did tell auditors in her agency last year that her former client shouldn’t have to pay a penalty.

  • A Belgian police officer guards the building of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Brussels is keeping its terror alert at the highest level. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Brussels security lockdown hits businesses

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium may be famed for its chocolate and beer, but the lockdown imposed because of a national threat alert is creating a bad taste for many businesses.

  • Lemitar shrimp farm to get federal grant to expand marketing

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A shrimp farm in Lemitar is getting a federal grant to expand its marketing efforts across New Mexico.

  • In this Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 photo customers stand in front of a makeshift Afghan shop inside the migrants camp in Calais, northern France. Dozens of wooden-framed shops and restaurants, mostly Afghan, stock shelves with supplies bought at Calais supermarkets. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Migrants build society in French camp they call ‘the jungle’

    CALAIS, France (AP) — Outside, acrid smoke from wood fires stings the eye, the stench of uncollected garbage and neglected toilets assaults the nose, and an autumn wind chills the bone. But inside Mimi Amanuel’s immaculate wood-framed shack, the nightmare life of Calais’ migrant camp cannot overpower a woman’s dreams.

  • Trader Tommy Kalikas right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Stocks are opening slightly lower as the market loses momentum after logging its biggest weekly gain of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    European stocks sink as instability fears vex investors

    HONG KONG (AP) — European stock markets opened sharply lower Tuesday as jitters about instability in the Middle East intensified while Asian stock markets dithered as slumping commodity prices weighed on shares of resource companies.