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UK health service to use Amazon Alexa to give medical advice

Jul. 10, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Alexa will see you now. Britain's health care service is teaming up with Amazon's digital voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the service's official website. Critics, however, warn about risks to data privacy. The British government said Wednesday that the system...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Jul. 8, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

Technology and health care companies drove stocks lower for a second straight day Monday as investors tried to gauge the Federal Reserve's next move on interest rates. A strong U.S. jobs report Friday dimmed investors' expectations that the Fed would cut its benchmark interest rate by as much as half a percentage...

Markets Right Now: Major US indexes close at record highs

Jul. 3, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 1 p.m. Major U.S. indexes are closing at record highs on a holiday-shortened trading day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday easily beat the record it marked in October. The S&P 500, a broader index tracked by...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end a wobbly day mostly higher

Jul. 2, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended a wobbly day mostly higher as gains for technology and health care stocks offset losses in the energy sector. Cisco Systems climbed 2% Tuesday and Pfizer added 1%. Energy stocks slumped broadly as the...

Too rosy? Experts question Warren's wealth tax figures

Jun. 21, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ambitious scope of Elizabeth Warren's push to rethink how America tackles issues such as health care, technology and education has energized her presidential campaign — and spurred questions about how she would deliver on her promises. At the heart of Warren's raft of policy...

Biden anti-cancer groups could pose influence concerns

Jun. 19, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was on friendly turf when he appeared in January 2018 at a San Francisco health care conference to call for urgency in the search for a cancer cure. He had come before an invitation-only crowd of 2,000 health care industry leaders and investors to tout the work of his Biden...

Veteran accused of placing explosive device at VA hospital

Jun. 5, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 60-year-old U.S. Army veteran faces up to 10 years in prison on charges that he placed an improvised explosive device at a Florida Veterans Affairs hospital. A federal criminal complaint says Mark Edward Allen made his initial appearance in court Tuesday and is being detained. A U.S....

Asian stocks mostly fall on Wall Street slide, trade fears

May. 29, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday after another round of selling on Wall Street and investor worries about a trade war. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped nearly 0.9% in morning trading to 20,824.91. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.7% to 6,393.70. South Korea's Kospi edged up...

Overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn't turn back the clock to 1973

May. 27, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy would revert to the...