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.
U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, as gains in telecom services were offset by losses in energy stocks following a drop in oil prices.
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.
NEW YORK Oil prices on Tuesday fell for the first session since OPEC agreed to cut output last week after data showed crude production rose in most major export regions and on growing skepticism that the cartel would be able to reduce production.
ESSEN, Germany Angela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday, seeking to energize her conservatives with a call to ban full-face Muslim veils and the promise of a tougher stance on immigration after a record influx of refugees.
NEW YORK The U.S. economy is on track to grow at a 2.6 percent annualized pace in the fourth quarter following the latest data on jobs, car sales and equipment investment, the Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDP Now forecast model showed on Tuesday.
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.