WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump urged the government to cancel purchase of Boeing's new Air Force One plane, saying it was "ridiculous" and too expensive.
Wall Street was little changed in choppy trading on Tuesday, as gains in bank and telecom stocks were offset by losses in utilities and materials.
BEIRUT/GENEVA Syria's army and allies closed in on areas near Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, looking closer than ever to achieving their most important victory of the five year civil war by driving rebels out of their last urban stronghold.
BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi army units surged towards the center of Mosul on Tuesday in an attack from the city's southeastern edges that could give fresh impetus to the seven-week-old battle for Islamic State's Iraqi stronghold.
WASHINGTON The U.S. trade deficit recorded its biggest increase in more than 1-1/2 years in October as exports of soybeans and other goods dropped, suggesting that trade would be a drag on growth in the fourth quarter.
ROME The Italian treasury is considering raising its stake in Monte dei Paschi di Siena to help the ailing lender remain in business by buying subordinated debt held by retail investors and converting it into equity, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.
NEW YORK Makers of the Snuggie blanket and other products sold mainly on TV have sued Amazon.com Inc, accusing the internet retailer of trademark infringement for letting an "astronomical" number of counterfeit products to be sold through its website.
WASHINGTON Former U.S. Attorney Debra Wong Yang is a top contender to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under Republican President-elect Donald Trump, CNBC said on Tuesday.