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CEOs of AT&T, Time Warner to sell merger to skeptical Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner are heading to Capitol Hill in a bid to convince senators that a merger of their two companies will mean innovative new experiences for consumers....



UK fines companies for hiking epilepsy drug price 2,600 pct
LONDON (AP) -- British regulators have fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma almost 90 million pounds ($114.6 million) for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent....



Trump: Japanese mogul pledges $50 billion US investment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Winning praise from President-elect Donald Trump for being a "great man of industry," Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son promised to invest $50 billion in new startups in the United States, committing to creating 50,000 new jobs....



German industrial production up only slightly in October
BERLIN (AP) -- German industrial production rose more weakly than expected in October following a significant decline the previous month....



EU fines 3 banks $520 million over rate market rigging
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union regulators on Wednesday fined banks JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and Credit Agricole a combined $520 million for colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates....



Global stocks mostly higher on record Dow, telecoms news
TOKYO (AP) -- Global markets were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by gains on Wall Street and optimism about the telecommunications industry....



Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be....



Alibaba, China Mobile announce development partnership
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and the country's biggest phone carrier, China Mobile, announced a partnership Wednesday to develop internet-related services as web users migrate to mobile devices....






China fines Medtronic $17 million on anti-monopoly charges
BEIJING (AP) -- Medical device maker Medtronic has been fined $17 million by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators in the latest effort by Beijing to force down what it sees as unreasonably high prices....