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Danish soccer federation says the game against Finland at Euro 2020 will resume at 8:30 p.m. local time

Jun. 12, 2021 14:09 PM EDT
COPENHAGEN (AP) — Danish soccer federation says the game against Finland at Euro 2020 will resume at 8:30 p.m. local time.

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jun. 11, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery rose 62 cents to $70.91 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for August delivery rose 17 cents to $72.69 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for July delivery fell 2 cents to $2.19 a gallon. July heating fell 2 cents to $2.12 a gallon. July...

Pharmacies close doors over shortages in crises-hit Lebanon

Jun. 11, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Pharmacies across Lebanon shuttered their doors on Friday to protest severe shortages of medicines as motorists lined up for hours outside gas stations since the crack of dawn. The two-day strike called by pharmacists over lack of supplies, including...

Asian shares mixed after US inflation jumps 5% in May

Jun. 11, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after the S&P 500 index notched another record high despite a surge in U.S. consumer prices in May. Shanghai fell, Tokyo was flat, while shares rose in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney. On...

At El Salvador's Bitcoin Beach, a glimpse of crypto economy

Jun. 11, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

EL ZONTE, El Salvador (AP) — After El Salvador’s congress made the bitcoin legal tender this week, eyes turned to this rural fishing village on the Pacific coast. Known to surfers for its pounding waves, El Zonte has had the cryptocurrency in its economy for the past year. ...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jun. 10, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery rose 33 cents to $70.29 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for August delivery rose 30 cents to $72.52 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for July delivery rose 1 cent to $2.21 a gallon. July heating rose 1 cent to $2.14 a gallon. July...

As Iran prepares to vote, its battered economy a major worry

Jun. 10, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Almost six years ago, Iranians poured into the streets to celebrate Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. They saw it as a chance for the Islamic Republic to re-enter the world economy and create opportunities like purchasing airplanes and selling its oil on the...

Asian shares advance as investors await US inflation data

Jun. 10, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are higher after Wall Street logged modest losses, as investors await key U.S. inflation data. Benchmarks rose across the region, but stayed in a narrow range. Investors will get closely watched U.S. inflation data on Thursday. The focus is...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Jun. 09, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery fell 9 cents to $69.96 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for August delivery was unchanged at $72.22 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for July delivery fell 2 cents to $2.20 a gallon. July heating was unchanged at $2.13 a gallon....

El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender

Jun. 09, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly has approved legislation making the cryptocurrency Bitcoin legal tender in the country, the first nation to do so, just days after President Nayib Bukele made the proposal at a Bitcoin conference. The...