Pink diamond sells for more than $50M, setting world record
GENEVA (AP) — Christie's sold the "Pink Legacy" diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50 million including fees, saying it's a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond.
Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature
Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S.
Amazon goes bicoastal, will open HQs in New York, DC suburb
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has set its sights on two of the nation's largest and most powerful metro areas, announcing Tuesday it had chosen a buzzy New York neighborhood and a suburb of Washington for its new East Coast headquarters.
The "worst toys" for the holidays, according to safety group
BOSTON (AP) — A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.
CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN took its access battle against the Trump administration to court on Tuesday, demanding the reinstatement of correspondent Jim Acosta's White House credentials because their revocation violates the right of freedom of the press.
Energy companies lead US stocks lower after oil price plunge
The steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood Tuesday, extending a losing streak for the S&P 500 index to a fourth day.
Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services
BOSTON (AP) — A Nigerian internet service provider said Tuesday that a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services, routing traffic to China and Russia.
UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal
LONDON (AP) — After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.'s smooth exit from the bloc.
EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer
DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy.
Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts
SEATTLE (AP) — As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer.
Fire-weary California homeowners face long road to recovery
Californians who lost a home to the state's wildfires could face a nightmarish recovery as they try to rebuild. It's always a challenge to recuperate after any disaster, but California residents face a unique problem.
The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations.
US says Europe needs diversity from Russian energy supplies
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies to cut its dependency on Russia, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday.
The Latest: UK Cabinet to discuss draft Brexit deal
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 5 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May's office has confirmed that the Cabinet will meet Wednesday to consider a draft divorce deal with the European Union.
Amazon HQ locations: Similar basics but different vibes
NEW YORK (AP) — The two communities that learned Tuesday they are about to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers.
Spain considers ban on sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040
MADRID (AP) — Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040.
No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery
NEW YORK (AP) — Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, candies or drinks they're in.
Lebanon's 'lung' to Gulf markets choked by politics
AL-MASNAA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese exporters rejoiced last month when the Syrian government opened a key land crossing with Jordan that had been closed by years of war, restoring a much-needed overland trade route to lucrative Persian Gulf markets.
From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses.
Iconic Barbie fashion comes alive in vintage collaboration
NEW YORK (AP) — In time for her 60th birthday, Barbie has a new collaborator bringing her wide-ranging style to life for humans. One of the largest sellers of vintage-inspired clothes, Unique Vintage, is working with Barbie parent Mattel on the first women's line to meticulously duplicate some of the doll's most iconic early looks.
Wrapping up the holidays in an eco-friendly way
For many of us, wrapping gifts is even more fun than giving them. But each year, we throw away miles and miles of wrapping paper, much of which can't be recycled because of inks, coatings or other additives.
Johnson Controls selling power solutions unit for $13.2B
Johnson Controls International PLC is selling its power solutions division to Brookfield Business Partners LP for $13.2 billion. The power solutions business, which makes and distributes advanced battery technologies for various vehicles, posted $8 billion in revenue in fiscal 2018.
EU workers leave UK in record numbers as Brexit looms
LONDON (AP) — Brexit is already having an impact on Britain's labor market, with the number of people from the European Union working in the country falling by a record amount.
Binny Bansal out as CEO of Flipkart Group
NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder of Flipkart, the massive online retail operation in India acquired by Walmart this year, has stepped down as CEO following an allegation of serious personal misconduct.
China's premier reassures region on growth, South China Sea
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region and also keep the peace in contested waters in the South China Sea.

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