Saturday December 5th, 2020 6:57AM

AP Business - Economy

Kuwait votes for parliament amid economic, virus challenges
Kuwait is voting for its National Assembly, the first election since the death of its longtime ruling emir, and as the oil-rich nation faces serious economic problems under the coronavirus pandemic
6:28AM ( 28 minutes ago )
UK and EU leaders to hold crunch talks on post-Brexit ties
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union’s top official are set to discuss the state of play of post-Brexit trade discussions after negotiators paused talks in light of their inability to bridge an array of differences
5:38AM ( 1 hour ago )
Biden weighs pick for agriculture chief from diverse slate
President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for secretary of agriculture are as diverse as the department of 100,000 employees that he or she would represent
12:23AM ( 6 hours ago )
COVID-19 relief: What's on the table as Congress seeks deal
Under pressure from moderates in both parties, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have initiated late-game negotiations in hopes of combining a relief package of, in all likelihood, less than $1 trillion with a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide omnibus spending bill
12:07AM ( 6 hours ago )
The Latest: Female lawmakers want Flournoy as defense chief
More than a half dozen Democratic congresswomen have sent an open letter to President-elect Joe Biden urging him to make Michèle Flournoy the country’s first female defense secretary
8:05PM ( 10 hours ago )
The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an order allowing the state Department of Labor to expand eligibility for a federal pandemic unemployment program to an estimated 38,000 people who were previously disqualified
7:25PM ( 11 hours ago )
DeVos suspends student federal loan payments through January
The Trump administration is suspending all federal student loan payments through the end of January and keeping interest rates at 0%, extending a moratorium that started early in the pandemic but was set to expire at the end of this month
7:10PM ( 11 hours ago )
Biden predicts 'bleak future' if Congress doesn't act on aid
President-elect Joe Biden is predicting the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic will only get worse if Congress doesn’t act quickly to pass an aid bill
5:09PM ( 13 hours ago )
More record highs for stocks as hopes grow for economic aid
Stocks returned to record highs on Wall Street Friday as traders took a discouraging jobs report as a sign that Congress may finally move on delivering more aid for the pandemic-stricken economy
4:48PM ( 14 hours ago )
Gripped by surging pandemic, US employers cut back on hiring
With the viral pandemic accelerating across the country, America’s employers sharply scaled back their hiring last month, adding 245,000 jobs, the fewest since April and the fifth straight monthly slowdown
4:19PM ( 14 hours ago )