VW pleads guilty in emissions scandal; 6 employees indicted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six high-level Volkswagen employees have been indicted by a grand jury in the company's emissions cheating scandal, as the company admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay a record $4.3 billion penalty.


  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER, TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN , AP Business Writers

Trump's HHS pick faces calls for probe of stock trades

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top health official is facing calls for investigation of whether his stock picks were guided by insider knowledge gleaned as a senior member of Congress.


  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Chao says private investors can help boost transportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The incoming Trump administration is looking to "unleash the potential" of private investors to boost the national transportation networks that underpin the U.S. economy, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao told lawmakers Wednesday.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY , Associated Press

'Yes we did' _ Obama bids farewell in nostalgic last speech

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has bid farewell to the nation in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press