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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks give up early gains and end mixed on Wall Street

Jan. 29, 2020 4:15 PM EST

Stocks gave up early gains and ended mixed on Wall Street as strong showings by some tech companies were offset by losses elsewhere. Several companies including General Electric rose Wednesday after reporting solid earnings. Stocks lost momentum toward the end of the day as investors tuned in to a news conference...

Hawaiian Home Lands to buy $8M in property for development

Jan. 29, 2020 10:14 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has approved the purchase of nearly $8 million in property for future housing development. The deal approved by the Hawaiian Homes Commission Monday could take hundreds of Native Hawaiians off a homestead wait list, KHPR-FM reported Tuesday. The...

US pending home sales tumbled 4.9% in December

Jan. 29, 2020 10:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back substantially on signing contracts to buy homes in December, a possible sign of mounting affordability challenges as prices are rising faster than incomes. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index, which measures the...

House panel would jump tobacco age to 21; penalize buyers

Jan. 28, 2020 5:25 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would raise the age for purchasing tobacco products to 21, but the initiative has an unlikely opponent — the American Cancer Society. The bill follows recent federal law that raised the age for purchasing cigarettes...

In this Jan. 9, 2020 photo a passer-by is reflected in the glass of a storefront in the Harvard Square neighborhood, of Cambridge, Mass. Recessions, and their severity, are out of your control, but as Luke Delorme, director of financial planning at American Investment Services and others point out, your own financial situation doesn’t have to be. You can take steps to insulate yourself from an economic downturn. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Millennial Money: Recession jitters and your finances

Jan. 28, 2020 12:14 PM EST

Even just talk of a possible recession can trigger anxiety for anyone who associates it with the major economic downturn of a dozen years ago. But history doesn’t always repeat itself. “The financial crisis in 2008 was basically the second-worst recession ever after the Great Depression in the last...

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2020, file photo shows a sold sign is posted on a real estate sign outside a home in Derry, N.H. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for November is released. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

US home price gains accelerate amid smaller supply of homes

Jan. 28, 2020 10:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a faster pace in November than the previous month as lower mortgage rates and a sharp drop in available properties have pushed would-be buyers to bid up home values. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 2.6% in November from a year ago,...

$20K raised to help man who survived 1952 lynching attempt

Jan. 28, 2020 3:18 AM EST

APEX, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who survived an attempted lynching in 1952 has been helped by hundreds of people to move to a new home Tuesday so a highway can be expanded. Lynn Council, 87, plans to move into a new house in Apex after living in his current home for more than 60 years, news...

Man accused of taking more than $250K from aunt

Jan. 27, 2020 7:04 AM EST

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A Scottsbluff man is accused of taking more than $250,000 from his aunt. Scotts Bluff County Court records say Barry Neal, 48, is charged with felony abuse of a vulnerable adult. His attorney didn't immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press. Neal's preliminary...

Maine proposal would eliminate textbooks from sales tax

Jan. 26, 2020 2:55 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposal before the Maine State House would exempt school textbook purchases from sales tax in the state. Democratic Sen. Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth made the proposal, which faces votes in committee before moving on in the Maine Legislature. She said textbook prices increased...

Pregnant woman sitting in car wounded by gunfire

Jan. 26, 2020 1:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A pregnant woman had to be taken to the hospital after being shot in both hands while sitting in her car. The Daily News reports the 38-year-old woman was in her own driveway outside her Queens home on 181st Street around 8 p.m. Saturday, waiting for her sister who was out buying pizza....