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Lawmakers aim to raise penalties for U.S. airline disruptions

January 31, 2023, 2:45pm Business

Senators who want to impose tougher penalties when U.S. airlines strand or delay passengers say they finally might be able to turn their ideas into law because of outrage over debacles like the one at Southwest Airlines in December. Read story

Protestors end the demonstration against plans to push back France's retirement age, at the Invalides monument, right, and the Eiffel Tower in background, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Paris. Labor unions aimed to mobilize more than 1 million demonstrators in what one veteran left-wing leader described as a "citizens' insurrection." The nationwide strikes and protests were a crucial test both for President Emmanuel Macron's government and its opponents.

Unions buoyant as 1.27 million French protest pension reform

Protestors end the demonstration against plans to push back France's retirement age, at the Invalides monument, right, and the Eiffel Tower in background, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Paris. Labor unions aimed to mobilize more than 1 million demonstrators in what one veteran left-wing leader described as a "citizens' insurrection." The nationwide strikes and protests were a crucial test both for President Emmanuel Macron's government and its opponents.

January 31, 2023, 2:01pm Business

An estimated 1.27 million people took to the streets of French cities, towns and villages Tuesday, according to the Interior Ministry, in new massive protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to raise the retirement age by two years. Read story

Wall Street climbs to add more to its strong January

January 31, 2023, 1:35pm Business

Wall Street closed out a strong January with more gains on Tuesday, ahead of what many investors hope will be one of the Federal Reserve’s last hikes to interest rates for a while. Read story

The final Boeing 747 lands at Paine Field following a test flight, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Everett, Wash. Boeing bids farewell to an icon on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, when it delivers the jumbo jet to cargo carrier Atlas Air. Since it debuted in 1969, the 747 has served as a cargo plane, a commercial aircraft capable of carrying nearly 500 passengers, and the Air Force One presidential aircraft, but it has been rendered obsolete by more profitable and fuel-efficient models.

Boeing bids farewell to an icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet

The final Boeing 747 lands at Paine Field following a test flight, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Everett, Wash. Boeing bids farewell to an icon on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, when it delivers the jumbo jet to cargo carrier Atlas Air. Since it debuted in 1969, the 747 has served as a cargo plane, a commercial aircraft capable of carrying nearly 500 passengers, and the Air Force One presidential aircraft, but it has been rendered obsolete by more profitable and fuel-efficient models.

January 31, 2023, 12:55pm Business

Boeing bids farewell to an icon on Tuesday: It’s delivering its final 747 jumbo jet. Read story

H-E-B and Costco knock off Amazon as top US grocers

January 31, 2023, 11:16am Business

H-E-B, followed by Costco, have supplanted Amazon as the top U.S. grocers in an influential industry ranking. Read story

FILE - A cargo ship passes the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 14, 2022. Europe's economy has scraped out meager gains at the end of last year as galloping inflation fed by high energy prices and Russia's invasion of Ukraine deterred people from spending in shops and restaurants. The European Union statistics agency Eurostat reported Tuesday Jan. 31, 2023, that economic output crept 0.1% higher in the last three months of 2022.

Europe scrapes out economic growth by dodging gas disaster

FILE - A cargo ship passes the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 14, 2022. Europe's economy has scraped out meager gains at the end of last year as galloping inflation fed by high energy prices and Russia's invasion of Ukraine deterred people from spending in shops and restaurants. The European Union statistics agency Eurostat reported Tuesday Jan. 31, 2023, that economic output crept 0.1% higher in the last three months of 2022.

January 31, 2023, 7:51am Business

Europe’s economy scraped out meager gains at the end of last year as galloping inflation fed by high energy prices and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine deterred people from spending in shops and restaurants. Read story

FILE - Elon Musk departs the Phillip Burton Federal Building and United States Court House in San Francisco, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Tesla has received requests from the Justice Department for documents related to its Autopilot and "Full Self-Driving" features, according to a regulatory filing.

Justice Department seeks Tesla automated driving documents

FILE - Elon Musk departs the Phillip Burton Federal Building and United States Court House in San Francisco, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Tesla has received requests from the Justice Department for documents related to its Autopilot and "Full Self-Driving" features, according to a regulatory filing.

January 31, 2023, 7:51am Business

The U.S. Justice Department has requested documents from Tesla Inc. related to its Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” features, according to a regulatory filing. Read story

A woman pumps gas at a GetGo Mini Mart in Valencia, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. On Tuesday, the Conference Board reports on U.S. consumer confidence for January. (AP Photo/Gene J.

U.S. consumer confidence lags as 2023 gets under way

A woman pumps gas at a GetGo Mini Mart in Valencia, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. On Tuesday, the Conference Board reports on U.S. consumer confidence for January. (AP Photo/Gene J.

January 31, 2023, 7:50am Business

American consumers are kicking off 2023 slightly less confident than they were at the end of last year as inflation and the possibility of a recession loom. Read story