New cross-border stock link widens access to China’s Nasdaq

HONG KONG (AP) — Trading has begun on a new cross-border stock trading link between Hong Kong and the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen, the latest step to widen access to China's markets for global investors….

AP EXPLAINS: How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump threatened in a series of early-morning tweets Sunday to punish American companies that move plants and jobs to other countries….

New Mexico budget crisis hits defendants, museums, colleges

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling...

Italians vote on reforms; PM Renzi vows to quit if he loses

MILAN (AP) — Italians voted Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that was being closely watched to see if Italy becomes the next country to reject the political status quo….

Cheers greet British veteran, 89, as he starts his new job

LONDON (AP) — An 89-year-old army veteran who made national headlines in Britain with a newspaper ad seeking work has started his new job….

US, China, EU, others fail to reach environmental goods deal

GENEVA (AP) — High-ranking officials representing 46 countries including the U.S., China and European Union nations have failed to agree on a list of "environmental goods" like solar-powered air conditioners or LED light bulbs that could be targeted for...

German finance minister holds out against Greek debt cut

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister is underlining his opposition to a debt cut for Greece and urging Athens to push ahead with reforms before a meeting with his eurozone counterparts….

Bolivia minister: country could face US aviation downgrade

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's Defense Minister says the U.S. could downgrade the country's aviation safety rating because of irregularities that may have contributed to the crash of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team….

For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards….

Website seeks to match migrants with employers in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A startup company in Berlin is trying to help integrate last year's flood of migrants into the German workforce with a tailor-made online job market for new arrivals….