WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell last month, dragged down by a steep drop in gas costs, suggesting that inflation will remain tame in the coming months. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the producer price index — which tracks cost changes before they reach the consumer — fellRead More →

HAVANA (AP) — New statistics from the Cuban government indicate that President Donald Trump’s Cuba policy is driving hundreds of millions of dollars from the island’s private entrepreneurs to its military-controlled tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal. Trump announced in June 2017 that he was tightening limits onRead More →

WASHINGTON — The first snowfall of the year arrived over the weekend of Jan. 13 and Jan. 14, leaving the entire WTOP listening area coated in snow. See photos as the region endures the forecast snow, and share your own by tweeting @WTOP, emailing talkback@wtop.com, or through the WTOP apps for AppleRead More →

NEW YORK (AP) — As Sears teeters on the brink of collapse, one man stands at the center of the fight for the future of the iconic retailer. Eddie Lampert plays several often-conflicting roles in what could be the final chapter for the company that began as a mail orderRead More →

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party is set to call for Germany to leave the European Union if it isn’t reformed, but backed off setting a five-year deadline. The anti-migration party on Sunday debated its platform for the May 26 European Parliament election. News agency dpa saysRead More →

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States stepped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new government in the South American country. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that it stood behind theRead More →

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The audience giggled, hooted,Read More →

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo runner-up Martin Fayulu announced on Friday he will file a court challenge to the presidential election results, while his opposition coalition asserted he actually received 61 percent of the vote according to the findings of the influential Catholic Church’s observers. Fayulu spoke to hundreds ofRead More →

WASHINGTON — CES 2019 is well underway in Las Vegas, and the largest technology show in the world has been featuring new, innovative gadgets. From automatic bread-making machines and wearable pregnancy monitors to robotic puppies and even a robot meant to care for your real pet, here are some ofRead More →

A U.S. company that stocks college bookstores with t-shirts and other team apparel has cut ties with a Chinese company that drew workers from an internment camp. Badger Sportswear said in a statement Wednesday that it will no longer work with Hetian Taida Apparel, nor source any goods from theRead More →