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US stocks edge higher after 2 weeks of gains

Jun. 17, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday following two weeks of gains. Trading remained choppy as uncertainty continued over several ongoing trade disputes and their possible effect on economic growth. Technology companies were among the early gainers. Qualcomm,...

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise, building on recent gains

Jun. 17, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are moving broadly higher on Wall Street as the market builds on two weeks of gains. Technology and communications companies rose more than other sectors in midday trading Monday. Chipmaker Qualcomm rose...

Hunt begins for the cause of huge South American blackout

Jun. 17, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The lights were back on Monday across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a huge blackout that affected tens of millions people, but authorities remained in the dark about the cause of the grid collapse and continued to calculate the economic damage. Argentine President...

Global shares mixed as investors look ahead to Fed rates

Jun. 17, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited a run of interest rate decisions, notably from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and more clarity over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The week will likely be dominated by central banks with those from...

Detroit-area school gardens bring science to life

Jun. 17, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — Looking for a spot to begin her elementary school's very first garden — a place where they could not just grow food but bring science to life — Patterson Elementary School teacher Kathy Marion settled on an area in full sun with room to spread out: smack dab in the middle...

Conservation project uses invasive plant to make art

Jun. 17, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — Amid the food trucks and the stands hawking arts and crafts at a recent street fair in Detroit Lakes, Anna Haglin had an unusual pitch. "Hi," she called to passersby. "Do you want to make paper?" Haglin is standing next to a mobile paper making studio, a small trailer that...

Asian shares mostly higher as investors look ahead to Fed

Jun. 16, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 21,170.63 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3% to 6,535.50, while South...

Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight

Jun. 16, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring's torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham's land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won't get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his losses and he...

2 loons found poisoned by lead, tackle buyback offered

Jun. 16, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Loon Preservation Committee say it's recorded two cases of loons poisoned by lead sinkers and jigs this year, and it's reminding fishermen about the ban on the tackle, as well as an offer to buy it back. The ban is on lead sinkers and jigs weighing an ounce or...

Bradenton family rises from the ashes

Jun. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It was around 2 p.m. that the "matazon" began. The Spanish word for "slaughter" is how Fulmencio Eladio describes what unfolded in his Guatemalan village just over one year ago. Sitting in his family's small Bradenton rental home with his wife, Alma and their two children, Christian,...