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NYC’s Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, pedestrians walk in front of the Metropolitan Opera house at New York’s Lincoln Center. New York’s Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10...
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Europe stocks rebound, Asia subdued by China data

Foreign Ministers of France Laurent Fabius, Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Russia Sergey Lavrov, from left, go for a walk before a meeting at the Guesthouse of Foreign Ministry Villa Borsig in Berlin, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Steffi Loos)...
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Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

In this Tuesday, July 29, 2014 photo, customers enter a Family Dollar store on Plaza Boulevard, in Kinston, N.C. There’s now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree’s bid...

EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia’s ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc. It said Monday the funds will help those selling products like tomatoes,...

EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia’s ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc. It said Monday the funds will help those selling products like tomatoes,...

Europe stocks rebound, Asia subdued by China data

European stocks bounced back Monday from Ukraine-related selling while Asian markets were subdued by further signs of weakness in China’s property market. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX jumped 1.5 percent to 9,229.97 and France’s CAC 40 added 1.2 percent to...
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China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses

A woman walks past the Mercedes-Benz’s dealer showroom in Beijing, China Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. China’s government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global...

Asian stock markets subdued after Ukraine clash

Asian stocks drifted Monday as caution lingered after markets tumbled at the end of last week on reports Ukraine destroyed a Russian military convoy that had entered its east. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 was up 0.1 percent at 15,329.56 while Seoul’s Kospi was...

Asian stock markets subdued after Ukraine clash

Asian stocks drifted Monday as caution lingered after markets tumbled at the end of last week on reports Ukraine destroyed a Russian military convoy that had entered its east. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 was up 0.1 percent at 15,329.56 while Seoul’s Kospi was...
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‘Turtles’ tops weak debut for ‘Expendables 3′

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows characters, from left, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello in a scene from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Industrial Light & Magic) This image released by Paramount Pictures...