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Global stock markets mostly higher after Wall Street loss

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:23:59 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street slid as investors looked for new drivers for trading activity. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 extended a post-World War II record by logging its 16th straight trading session of gains.

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Magazine cancels all-male women's empowerment panel

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:23:30 -0500

MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey-based magazine owned by women has canceled a women's empowerment panel following criticism because the participants were all men.

Saudi Arabia opens major conference with eye on investment

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:45:52 -0500

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday opened a major investment conference aimed at shining a spotlight on the country's efforts to overhaul its economy and society after being jolted into action following a plunge in oil prices…

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China promotes 3 potential central bank leaders

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:34:37 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has promoted three potential successors to long-serving central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan, setting up a possible handover as Beijing tries to rein in surging debt and financial risks.

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Eurozone companies hiring at fastest pace in over a decade

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:28:09 -0500

LONDON (AP) — Companies in the eurozone are hiring at the fastest pace in over a decade, according to a closely-watched survey of business activity published Tuesday.

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EU nations clinch long-sought deal on 'posted workers'

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:34:26 -0500

BRUSSELS (AP) — Most European Union nations on Tuesday welcomed a breakthrough on so-called posted workers who are often cheap labor from Eastern Europe working temporarily in richer EU countries.

Airport in Atlanta advances recycling and compost program

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:50:59 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — A Minnesota company has been chosen to develop a recycling and composting facility at the world's busiest airport, in Atlanta.

GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:39:21 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades.

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Swiss drugs maker Novartis reports 7 percent rise in 3Q net

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:00:16 -0500

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis is reporting net income rose 7 percent in the third quarter behind growth for its psoriasis treatment Cosentyx, its eye care business and several cancer drugs.

New York City's transit agency to phase out MetroCards

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:37:40 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's transit agency is changing how bus and subway passengers pay their fares.

Asian stock markets slightly higher after Wall Street loss

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:46:52 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets edged up Tuesday after Wall Street slid overnight as investors sought new drivers for trading activity.

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JetBlue plane strikes birds, makes safe emergency landing

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:32:43 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — A JetBlue plane from Boston to Las Vegas that struck some birds shortly after takeoff has made a safe emergency landing in New York.

New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:03:17 -0500

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

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US lifts restrictions on 2 Panama newspapers

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:44:46 -0500

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The United States has lifted restrictions on two Panama newspapers wrapped up in money laundering allegations against their owner.

Menominee tribe buys naming rights to Herd's new arena

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:15:11 -0500

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Menominee tribe has bought the naming rights for the Wisconsin Herd's new arena in Oshkosh.

Ivanka Trump says tax plan addresses needs of US families

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:56:35 -0500

RICHBORO, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest daughter on Monday channeled her roles as a working mother, entrepreneur and senior adviser to the president to help him sell his administration's tax plan for reform, which she said is overdue…

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Mitsubishi recalls 161,167 vehicles in US, Canada

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:47:25 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling 161,167 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because electric relays can cause the engine to stall or overheat.

Silver mine opponents ask Montana to suspend permits

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:46:46 -0500

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmentalists have asked Montana regulators to suspend permits for two silver mines citing concerns over the track record of the president of the company behind the proposals.

Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:46:10 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement savings program will be untouched.

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Argentina president: Reforms expected after election victory

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:25:10 -0500

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Mauricio Macri said Monday he will seek more sweeping reforms for Argentina after his governing coalition scored a resounding victory in congressional elections.

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Biofuel company announces plans for Mississippi refinery

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:16:12 -0500

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A British company aims to build a $300 million refinery in southwest Mississippi to turn wood into the equivalent of diesel or jet fuel.

Ex-energy regulators denounce Trump bid to boost coal

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:14:24 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight former federal energy regulators — including five former commission chairs — oppose a Trump administration plan to bolster nuclear and coal-fired power plants, arguing it would raise prices and disrupt electricity markets.

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UN adds 32 items to list of prohibited goods for North Korea

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:08:15 -0500

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. committee has added 32 items that have both civilian and military uses to a list of prohibited goods and technologies banned from sale or transfer to North Korea.

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TD Ameritrade to release earnings report Tuesday morning

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:07:25 -0500

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade plans to release its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday morning.

DHS says British financier Browder cleared for US travel

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:01:25 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Monday wealthy financier William Browder, a British citizen who lobbied for a law targeting Russian officials over human rights, was cleared for travel to the United States on Oct. 18, four days…

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Ex-energy regulators denounce Trump bid to boost coal

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:50:00 -0500

The move, they say, 'would fundamentally distort markets ... and inevitably raise prices to customers.'

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US, California approve fix for 38,000 Volkswagen diesels

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:40:19 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Federal and state officials said Monday they have approved a fix for 38,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche sport utility vehicles with diesel engines that were cheating on emissions tests.

Rates rise on short-term Treasury bills at weekly auction

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:40:07 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills climbing to their highest level in nine years.

Kelly on O'Reilly: Abuse, shaming of women has to stop

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:19:07 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly took on her former Fox News Channel colleague Bill O'Reilly in blunt terms on Monday, revealing she had gone to her bosses to complain about O'Reilly's behavior and saying the size of a newly…

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Choices: Amazon says it got 238 entries for 2nd headquarters

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:09:45 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to land the company's second headquarters and the investment it'll bring.

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Kaspersky to open security code, but will it restore trust?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:09:34 -0500

Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, battered by suspicion of Russian government influence, wants to reassure customers by opening up its software's underlying code for outside review. But security experts and some U.S. politicians say the move is mostly meaningless.

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Muni bond Monday update: 10-year yield increases

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:00:05 -0500

A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Monday, Oct. 23:

How major US stock indexes fared on Monday

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:58:34 -0500

Industrial and technology companies and retailers all stumbled Monday as U.S. stocks began the week with losses. General Electric suffered its worst one-day loss in six years following downgrades from analysts.

Satirical 'Ask A Mexican' column to end after decade run

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:45:04 -0500

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The "Ask A Mexican" column, a satirical weekly installment about U.S. Latinos that once ran in more than three dozen alternative weekly newspapers across the country, is coming to an end.

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VF Corp. and Seagate jump while Hasbro and Arconic stumble

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:33:52 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:

Kia recalls Souls in US for second time

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:26:19 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Kia Motors Corp. is recalling 342,381 vehicles in the U.S. for a second time because the first repair may not have solved a steering defect.

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on steep drop by GE

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:19:23 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

What Happens When You Apply For An Auto Loan?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:00:00 -0500

MoneyTipsYour car served you well for many years, but now you've decided it's time for a new one. After doing suitable research, you've found the car of your dreams at a local dealership. Now all that's left to do is…

Grain higher,livestock mostly lower

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:39:32 -0500

Wheat for Dec. was up 10.75 cents at 4.3675 a bushel; Dec. corn rose 6.75 cents at 3.5125 bushel; Dec. oats gained 3.75 cents at $2.7350 a bushel; while Nov. soybeans was 2 cents higher at $9.8075 a bushel.

EPA may repeal emission standards for truck components

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:37:00 -0500

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met privately in May with the manufacturer that stands to benefit most from the rule's repeal.

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Judge grants confidentiality in Scottrade Center case, depositions scheduled

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:30:00 -0500

The order protects 'proprietary and commercial' documents, such as sensitive business or financial information, and other files that would not normally be considered public under Missouri law.

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BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0342

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:22:40 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Monday

BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0342

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:22:40 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Monday

California company recalls vegetables over listeria fears

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:57:00 -0500

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A California company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination.

Treasury opposes arbitration rules for consumers suing banks

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:53:23 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration has come out against a set of new regulations that would allow consumers to band together to sue their bank or credit card company.

Hundreds attend Mass for slain reporter in Malta

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:36:36 -0500

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Hundreds of people attended a Mass in Malta to celebrate an investigative journalist who was killed by a car bomb, and the archbishop prayed Monday that the nation would seek to promote a culture of "integrity…

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Gaza to get second cellular network, from Qatar

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:30:06 -0500

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian cellular provider said Monday it will soon expand coverage from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip.

The Latest: Singapore leader urges dialogue on North Korea

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:22:49 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's planned visit to Asia in November (all times local):

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Target says customers want it to pause the 'Christmas creep'

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:12:36 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Target says customers want it to pause the "Christmas creep." It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgiving.

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Average US gas price falls a nickel to $2.51 for regular

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:58:38 -0500

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline fell a nickel nationally over the past two weeks to $2.51.

New York attorney general opens civil rights investigation of Weinstein Co., seeks records on sex harassment complaints

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:34:49 -0500

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York attorney general opens civil rights investigation of Weinstein Co., seeks records on sex harassment complaints.

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:29:29 -0500

The Detroit News. October 18, 2017

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:27:31 -0500

Omaha World-Herald. October 18, 2017

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:20:13 -0500

Des Moines Register. October 19, 2017

Former Twitter engineer seeks to show women can climb only so high

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:59:00 -0500

A groundswell of women are speaking out about sexual harassment and discrimination in the tech and venture capital companies.

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Well-known Moscow journalist stabbed by attacker; in coma

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:40:31 -0500

MOSCOW (AP) — A well-known journalist for Russia's top independent radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an attacker who burst into her studio — the latest in a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in…

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Coca-Cola names James Dinkins as head of North America unit

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:35:59 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola says James Dinkins will take over as head of the company's North America business next year, replacing Sandy Douglas, who is retiring.

UK's May says Brexit talks making progress; EU denies leak

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:34:12 -0500

LONDON (AP) — Giving an upbeat verdict on an inconclusive European Union summit, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she has "a degree of confidence" that Brexit talks will be able to move to their decisive second phase by…

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Proposed NY law aims to protect models from harassment

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:31:18 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York lawmaker wants to amend the state's anti-discrimination laws to protect models from sexual harassment.

Red light, green light: New cop car can trip traffic signals

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:17:42 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is getting a new fleet of patrol vehicles that include a feature any motorist stuck at a traffic light would envy.

Germany signs deal on 3 new submarines for Israel

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:12:19 -0500

BERLIN (AP) — Israeli says it has signed an agreement with the German government to receive three new submarines that would go into service from 2027.

Lilly moves ahead with Indianapolis project amid job cuts

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:09:54 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly and Co. says it is going ahead with a $72 million project updating an insulin manufacturing facility in Indianapolis even as the drugmaker plans to cut about 3,500 jobs from its global workforce.

Potlatch to buy Deltic, create 2 million-acre timber giant

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:38:14 -0500

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — Potlatch is buying Deltic Timber Corp. in a stock deal, creating a company with nearly 2 million acres of woodlands in the South and Pacific Northwest.

Populist Czech winner may find scandals scare away partners

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:30:29 -0500

PRAGUE (AP) — Billionaire businessman Andrej Babis was already the second-richest person in the Czech Republic — and now he's set to become the country's most powerful politician, despite fraud charges against him.

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Greece aims for quick austerity review as bailout end nears

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:23:23 -0500

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bailout negotiators have returned to Greece to try and reach a deal by the end of the year on the terms for the next loan payout, as the debt-plagued country prepares to end eight years of…

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Get Started: Market for buying, selling businesses surges

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:10:12 -0500


Giorgio Armani outlines succession plan to keep house intact

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:10:04 -0500

MILAN (AP) — Giorgio Armani has outlined a succession plan aimed at preventing his fashion empire from being split up, but the 83-year-old designer remained mum Monday on an eventual creative transition.

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Grains higher, livestock lower

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:06:02 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grains higher, livestock lower

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:06:02 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US sanctions against Hezbollah will not target banks: Banker

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:56:50 -0500

BEIRUT (AP) — New U.S. sanctions against the militant Hezbollah group expected to be released in the near future are not likely to affect the country's banking sector that is the backbone of the tiny Arab country's economy, a top…

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World mayors pledge emissions-free cities by 2030

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:54:19 -0500

PARIS (AP) — The mayors of London, Los Angeles, Paris and several other major world cities are pledging to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles from "large parts" of their cities by 2030.

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Historical novel published last year is big seller in 2017

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:52:31 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment she read an early copy of Amor Towles' novel "A Gentleman in Moscow," author-bookstore owner Ann Patchett had a feeling her customers would love the story of a Russian count accused by the…

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Cisco to buy BroadSoft in $1.9 billion deal

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:40:00 -0500

Deal gives Cisco a stronger foothold in selling unified communications software to big telecommunications firms.

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Cisco Systems buying BroadSoft for $1.9 billion cash

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:12:15 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Cisco Systems Inc. will pay about $1.9 billion cash to buy BroadSoft Inc. in a move aimed at expanding its communications software offerings.

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Insurer Aetna unloads group life, disability for $1.45B

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:10:37 -0500

Aetna, the nation's third-largest health insurer, is selling its domestic group life and disability businesses for $1.45 billion to Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co.

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Liz Weston: Saving money makes you happier - here's proof

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:09:16 -0500

The argument over whether you should invest or pay off debt usually focuses on financial numbers, such as rates of return and interest charges. Maybe happiness should be part of the equation as well.

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Check Your Bank Statements

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0500

MoneyTipsAutomatic payments from your bank account can be a great convenience, but they can also be a source of problems if you don't pay attention. Do you check your payments on every bank statement? If not, you may be paying…

Millions return to poverty in Brazil, eroding 'boom' decade

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:56:31 -0500

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Leticia Miranda had a job selling newspapers on the streets, she earned about $160 a month, just enough to pay for a tiny apartment she shared with her 8-year-old son in a poor neighborhood…

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