Agricultural tour, workshop for military veterans, others in Williamson County

Farm tour Nov. 30 in Thrall; workshop Dec. 1 in Georgetown Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Erin Kimbrough, 979-847-6185, Erin.Kimbrough@ag.tamu.edu        Makenzie McLaurin, 979-862-1913,     Makenzie.McLaurin@ag.tamu.edu GEORGETOWN — Texas…

Tech stocks sink again, erasing market's gains for the year; Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points

NEW YORK (AP) — Tech stocks sink again, erasing market’s gains for the year; Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 500 points. Source: Business – The Eagle

US home construction rose 1.5 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell. Source: Business – The Eagle

The Latest: France, Japan support Renault-Nissan alliance

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the arrest and investigation into alleged financial misconduct by Nissan’s chairman Carlos Ghosn (all times local): Source: Business – The Eagle

Bank of England preparing Brexit deal verdict next week

LONDON (AP) — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gave a guarded welcome to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal as he confirmed the bank would deliver its verdict on…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Threat Predictions for 2019

There’s nothing more difficult than predicting. So, instead of gazing into a crystal ball, the idea here is to make educated guesses based on what has happened recently and where…

China, US trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — China’s leader Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches to a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing…

North Korea's stable exchange rates confound economists

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It’s a question that nags at North Korea economy watchers: How has the country been able to maintain stable exchange rates — and avert hyper-inflation…

Trump says will name EPA's acting chief to post permanently

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump’s…

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network’s shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will…

Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project now taking applications

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Erin Kimbrough, 979-847-6185, erin.pilosi@ag.tamu.edu Makenzie McLaurin, 979-862-1913, makenzie.mclaurin@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Applications are being accepted now through Dec. 5 for the Battleground to Breaking…

Asian stocks lower after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain’s Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. Source:…

PG&E says it contacted resident about shut-off power line

CHICO, California (AP) — A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire said it contacted a customer about a power line on her property…

Powell sees potential threats from global slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is performing well but he’s eyeing potential risks ahead. Source: Business – The Eagle

Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Snap Inc. has received federal subpoenas related to a class-action lawsuit stemming from its 2017 initial public offering. Source: Business – The Eagle

Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands

A flare burns on May 24, 2018 atop a drill pad on land near Carlsbad, N.M., that Wayne Smith leased for ranching before his death in October. The development covered…

SAP buying Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash

SAP says it has agreed to pay $8 billion cash for survey-software provider Qualtrics International Inc., which was preparing for an initial sale of stock to the public. Source: Business…

China's annual shopping frenzy shatters records again

SHANGHAI (AP) — Online shoppers in China have shattered last year’s record by making $30.8 billion in sales on the country’s annual buying frenzy Sunday, as the tradition marked its…

Saudi Arabia, Russia discussing possible oil-production cuts

Momentum seems to be growing among major oil producers to reduce output in an effort to end a slump in prices. Source: Business – The Eagle

Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding…