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November 26

Biden eases Venezuela sanctions as opposition talks resume

It's an effort to support negotiations between the government and the opposition
November 26
FILE - A Chevron sign is displayed outside one of the company's gas stations in Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 26

Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

In cities across Europe, officials are wrestling with a choice this Christmas
November 26
Christmas lights are displayed on Regent Street, in London, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. In cities across Europe, officials are wrestling with a choice this Christmas. Dim lighting plans to send a message of energy conservation and solidarity with citizens squeezed by both higher energy costs and inflation or let the lights blaze in a message of defiance after two years of pandemic-suppressed Christmas seasons, creating a mood that retailers hope loosen holiday purses. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 26

Macao awards casino licenses to MGM, Sands, Wynn, 3 others

Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify the economy by investing in non-gambling attractions
November 26
FILE - MGM Grand Macau casino resort is closed in Macao on July 11, 2022. Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify its economy by investing in non-gambling attractions, the government said Saturday, Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Kong, File)
November 25

US FCC bans sales, import of Chinese tech from Huawei, ZTE

The U.S. is banning the sale of communications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and restricting the use of some China-made video surveillance systems, citing an “unacceptable risk” to national security
November 25
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, visitors walk past a display from Chinese technology firm ZTE at the PT Expo in Beijing. The U.S. is banning the sale of communications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and restricting the use of some China-made video surveillance systems, citing an “unacceptable risk” to national security. The 5-member Federal Communications Commission said Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 it has voted unanimously to adopt new rules that will block the importation or sale of certain technology products that pose security risks. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
November 25

Inflation hovers over shoppers heading into Black Friday

Black Friday marks a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns.
November 25
The reflections of passing shoppers are seen in the glass of a Hollister clothing store advertising sales, ahead of Black Friday and the Thanksgiving holiday, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Miami. Retailers are ushering in the start of the holiday shopping season on the day after Thanksgiving, preparing for the biggest crowds since 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 25

Arrival, Coupa Software rise; Apple, Activision fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Arrival, Coupa Software rise; Apple, Activision fall
November 25
November 25

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for January delivery fell $1.66 to $76.28 a barrel Friday
November 25
November 25

How major US stock indexes fared Friday 11/25/2022

Stocks wobbled to a mixed close on Wall Street, but every major index notched weekly gains in a holiday-shortened week
November 25
November 25

US stocks wobble to a mixed close, indexes keep weekly gains

Stocks wobbled to a mixed close on Wall Street, but every major index notched weekly gains in a holiday-shortened week
November 25
A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Asian shares were mixed Friday as worries deepened about the regional economy and Japan reported higher-than-expected inflation. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 25

Musk says granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts

Twitter owner Elon Musk says he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts.
November 25
FILE - The Twitter splash page is seen on a digital device, Monday, April 25, 2022, in San Diego. New Twitter owner Elon Musk says he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire’s announcement Thursday, Nov. 24, came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not “broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.” (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
November 25

Musk plans to relaunch Twitter premium service, again

The service will offer different colored check marks to accounts.
November 25
FILE - The Twitter splash page is seen on a digital device, Monday, April 25, 2022, in San Diego. New Twitter owner Elon Musk says he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire’s announcement Thursday, Nov. 24, came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not “broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.” (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
November 25

Black Friday's hottest items sell after record Thanksgiving Day spending

The record spending comes amid economic uncertainty.
November 25
Shoppers pick up televisions and other Black Friday deals at a Wal-Mart on Nov 25, 2022 in Dunwoody, Ga.
November 25

EU, US edging toward trade spat when both want unity instead

The European Union and the United States are treading precariously close to a major trans-Atlantic trade dispute at a time when the two Western giants want to show unity in the face of challenges from Russia and China
November 25
Czech Energy Minister Jozef Sikela rings the bell to announce the beginning of a meeting of EU energy ministers at an extraordinary energy council in Brussels, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
November 25

Paper or plastic? Gift cards don't need to be trash

More than 3.4 billion gift cards were sold in the United States in 2021.
November 25
Tends of thousands of unused plastic gift cards are being discarded in Turkey, creating an environmental hazard.
November 24

Asian shares mixed as investors eye Tokyo inflation data

Asian shares are mixed as worries about the regional economy deepen and government data showed higher-than-expected inflation in Japan
November 24
Japan's traditional advertising agents promote a local business as they walk by monitors showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Asian shares gained Thursday, although optimism about the Federal Reserve holding back on aggressive interest rate raises was countered by some uncertainty about coronavirus restrictions in China. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
November 24

EXPLAINER: What's the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban?

The deadline is looming for Western allies to agree on a price cap on Russia oil
November 24
FILE - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during a meeting with the United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi, not pictured, at the Treasury Department, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Washington. The deadline is looming for Western allies to agree on a price cap on Russia oil. The cap proposed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen aims to reduce Russia's oil earnings that support its military and the invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 24

Walmart shooting raises need for violence prevention at work

The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia is only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee
November 24
Flowers and balloons have been placed near the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Va. A Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees in the break room of the Virginia store, killing several people in the country’s second high-profile mass shooting in four days, police and witnesses said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 24

IEA chief sees energy crunch for Europe next winter

The head of the International Energy Agency says Europe should be able to cope with the natural gas supply crunch in the coming months thanks to considerable reserves but warned that the continent could face a bigger energy crisis next winter
November 24
FILE - A sticker reads "natural gas" on a pipe at the French company R-CUA plant, in Strasbourg, eastern France, Oct. 7, 2022. The head of the International Energy Agency said Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 that Europe should be able to cope with the natural gas supply crunch in the coming months thanks to considerable reserves but warned that the continent could face a bigger energy crisis next winter. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)
November 24

Twitter, others slip on removing hate speech, EU review says

European Union data shows that Twitter took longer to review hateful content and removed less of it in 2022 compared with the previous year
November 24
A sign at Twitter headquarters is shown in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
November 24

Foxconn apologizes for pay dispute at China factory

The company that assembles Apple Inc.’s iPhones has apologized for a pay dispute that set off employee protests at a factory where anti-virus controls have slowed production
November 24
In this photo provided Nov 23, 2022, security personnel in protective clothing were seen taking away a person during protest at the factory compound operated by Foxconn Technology Group who runs the world's biggest Apple iPhone factory in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan province. Employees at the world's biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections. (AP)
November 24

Ford recalls over 634K SUVs due to fuel leaks and fire risk

Ford is recalling over 634,000 SUVs worldwide.
November 24
FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019 file photograph, the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold vehicle at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford is recalling over 634,000 SUVs worldwide, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, because a cracked fuel injector can spill fuel or leak vapors onto a hot engine and cause fires. The recall covers Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs from the 2020 through 2023 model years with 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engines. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 24

EU nations work on rift over gas price cap as cold sets in

European Union nations have not been able to surmount bitter disagreements in their struggle to effectively shield 450 million citizens from massive increases in their natural gas bills as cold weather sets in
November 24
From left, Greek Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas and Czech Energy Minister Jozef Sikela speak with Polish Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa prior to a meeting of EU energy ministers at an extraordinary energy council in Brussels, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
November 24

Turkish central bank cuts rates again despite high inflation

Turkey’s central bank has delivered another large interest rate cut despite inflation running at more than 85%
November 24
November 24

Empty streets, cranes: the city built for Qatar's World Cup

Less than a month before it is set to host the World Cup final, Lusail City is oddly quiet
November 24
People walk outside the Lusail stadium during a match between Saudi Arabia and Argentina in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
November 24

Sweden's big interest rate hike follows other central banks

Sweden’s central bank followed other central banks in undertaking a big increase to its key interest rate to combat inflation
November 24
November 24

UK lecturers, teachers join postal workers in strikes

Thousands of postal workers, university lecturers and schoolteachers in the U.K. are going on strike to demand better pay and working conditions amid the country's cost-of-living crisis
November 24
November 23

Asian shares rise on Fed rate hopes despite China worries

Asian shares are higher, although optimism about the Federal Reserve holding back on aggressive interest rate hikes was countered by some uncertainty about coronavirus restrictions in China
November 23
A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center, and the exchange rate of South Korean won against the U.S. dollar, right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Asian shares advanced on Wednesday after solid earnings pushed retailers higher on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 23

Home heating costs rise as perfect storm causes increases

Millions brace for a winter heating crisis spurred by global factors including the war in Ukraine. ABC News’ Alexis Christoforous shares some tips homeowners can use to ease the burden.
November 23
VIDEO: Home heating costs rise as perfect storm causes increases
November 23

Lawsuit looms over tiny rare fish in drought-stricken West

Conservationists say they will sue U.S. wildlife officials over past-due decisions on protections sought for rare fish in Nevada and Utah
November 23
November 23

Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple’s iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases
November 23
FILE - Workers line up to get tested for COVID-19 at the Foxconn factory in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Aug. 5, 2021. Employees at the world's biggest Apple iPhone factory have been beaten and detained in protests over contract disputes amid anti-virus controls, according to employees and videos posted on social media Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Videos on Chinese social media that said they were filmed at the factory in the central city of Zhengzhou showed thousands of people in masks facing rows of police in white protective suits with plastic riot shields.(Chinatopix via AP, File)
November 23

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

The holiday travel rush is already on, and it could spread out over more days than usual this year
November 23
Drivers travel on the New Jersey Turnpike and connecting roads in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. AAA predicts that nearly 55 million people in the U.S. will travel at least 50 miles from home this week, an increase over last year and only 2% less than in 2019.(AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
November 23

State: New York's first pot crop jeopardized by court fight

New York officials are warning a judge that a court fight over licensing rules for marijuana dispensaries could wind up hurting small farms that just harvested their first cannabis crop
November 23
FILE - Marijuana plants for the adult recreational market are seen hanging in a drying room at a farm in Suffolk County, N.Y., on Oct. 4, 2022. A court fight that has prevented New York from awarding marijuana dispensary licenses in some parts of the state could wind up hurting small farms that just harvested their first cannabis crop, officials warned a judge Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 23

Buffett donates over $750 million to his family charities

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett donated more than $750 million in Berkshire Hathaway stock to the four foundations run by his family Wednesday
November 23
FILE - Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a game of bridge following the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting on May 5, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. Buffett donated more than $750 million in Berkshire Hathaway stock to the four foundations run by his family on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, but unlike with his planned annual gifts to charity each summer, the donations didn't include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
November 23

$740M in crypto assets recovered in FTX bankruptcy so far

The company tasked with locking down the assets in the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX says it has managed to recover and secure $740 million in assets so far
November 23
The FTX Arena name is still visible where the Miami Heat basketball team plays Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Miami. Lawyers for FTX disclosed Tuesday that a “substantial amount" of assets have been stolen from the accounts of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange, diminishing the odds that its millions of investors will get their money back. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)
November 23

Plea hearing scheduled in 'Gasland' drilling pollution case

A plea hearing has been scheduled for next week in the case of a natural gas driller facing felony charges in Pennsylvania over allegations it polluted a small community's drinking water
November 23
November 23

Plea hearing scheduled in 'Gasland' drilling pollution case

A plea hearing has been scheduled for next week in the case of a natural gas driller facing felony charges in Pennsylvania over allegations it polluted a small community's drinking water
November 23
November 23

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday 11/23/2022

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street following the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting, which showed Fed officials agreed that smaller rate hikes would likely be appropriate “soon.”
November 23
November 23

Major retailers warn of a slowdown in consumer spending ahead of Black Friday

ABC News’ Elizabeth Schulze joins with tips for holiday shopping and what to expect this Black Friday.
November 23
VIDEO: Major retailers warn of a slowdown in consumer spending ahead of Black Friday
November 23

Deere, Azenta rise; Autodesk, Nordstrom fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Deere, Azenta rise; Autodesk, Nordstrom fall
November 23
November 23

Most Fed officials at last meeting backed slower rate hikes

Most Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting favored reducing the size of their interest rate hikes “soon’’— just before raising their benchmark rate by a substantial three-quarters of a point for a fourth straight time
November 23
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 23

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for January delivery rose $3.01 to $77.94 a barrel Wednesday
November 23
November 23

High mortgage rates send homebuyers scrambling for relief

Mortgage rates are more than double what they were a year ago, so many homebuyers are looking for ways to put off some of the pain for a few years
November 23
FILE - In this March 21, 2021 file photo, a "For Sale" sign stands along side a building lot in Wheeling, Ill. Mortgage rates are more than double what they were a year ago, so many homebuyers are looking for ways to put off some of the pain for a few years. The trend is driving adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, to the highest usage in over a decade. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 23

Nigeria hopes new currency notes curb inflation, corruption

Nigeria has unveiled newly designed currency notes that the West African nation’s central bank says will help curb inflation and money laundering
November 23
In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigeria's central bank governor, Godwin Emefile, left, presents the newly designed currency notes to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, right, during a launch in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. Nigeria has unveiled newly designed currency notes that the West African nation’s central bank says will help curb inflation and money laundering. (Sunday Aghaeze/Nigeria State House via AP)
November 23

Average long-term US mortgage rate slips to 6.58%

The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate edged lower for the second time in as many weeks, though it remains more than double what it was a year ago —- a significant hurdle for many would-be homebuyers
November 23
FILE - An advertising sign for building land stands in front of a new home construction site in Northbrook, Ill., Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reports on key 30-year mortgage rates on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 23

Dominican sugar imports tied to forced labor rejected by US

The U.S. government says it will detain all imports of sugar and related products made in the Dominican Republic by the country's largest sugar producer amid allegations that it uses forced labor
November 23
FILE - A youth plays near the machine where the sugar cane is weighed in the Lima batey, or neighborhood, in La Romana, where Central Romana Corporation, Ltd. operates its sugar operations in Dominican Republic, Nov. 17, 2021. The U.S. government announced Nov. 23, 2022 that it will detain all imports of sugar and related products made in the Dominican Republic by Central Romana Corporation, Ltd. amid allegations that it uses forced labor. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
November 23

Shoppers hunt for deals but inflation makes bargains elusive

Consumers holding out for big deals — and some much-needed relief from soaring costs on just about everything — may be disappointed as they head into the busiest shopping season of the year
November 23
Shoppers looking for bargains enter an OshKosh children clothing store, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Miami, Fla. Bargain hunting is back with full force heading into the holidays. But inflation is limiting how much of a deal consumers will be getting. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
November 23

Unemployment claims rise to 240,000, highest since August

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level since August but still remained low by historic standards
November 23
FILE - A hiring sign is displayed at a restaurant in Morton Grove, Ill., Thursday, April 28, 2022. Labor Department releases weekly report on unemployment benefits on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 23

Small businesses, and shoppers, return to holiday markets

On a recent evening in early November shoppers at the Bryant Park holiday market in New York City were in the holiday spirit well before Black Friday
November 23
People shop for Christmas trinkets in Bryant Park's Winter Village, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in New York. After two years of pandemic holidays when people spent more dollars online, shoppers are back in force in stores and at holiday markets. Small businesses say it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, both emotionally and financially. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
November 23

Twitter faces serious legal threat from ex-employees, experts say

Elon Musk exposed the company to legal peril, experts said.
November 23
Elon Musk attends a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint event in in Boca Chica Beach, Texas, Aug. 25, 2022.
November 23

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight
November 23
FILE - Former President Donald Trump smiles toward guests, as he arrives to speak at an event at Mar-a-Lago, Nov. 18, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)