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Kentucky Muslims suggest foods for after Ramadan fasts

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The holy month of Ramadan, the most sacred month of the year for Muslims, will begin next week for more than a billion Muslims worldwide. Ramadan celebrates when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by God and during this time each...

Beach Boys fan magazine editor produced band's reunion song

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — David Beard is no stranger to the Beach Boys — and not just because the Fort Mill, S.C., resident has been the editor and publisher of the Beach Boys fan magazine Endless Summer Quarterly since 1993. In fact, his rapport with members of the band...

Tech company gains help push S&P 500 to record high

Apr. 09, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

Wall Street capped another week of gains with more milestones Friday, as strength in technology and health care stocks helped push the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to all-time highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% for its fourth record high this week and third...

Levi Strauss, fuboTV rise; WD-40, PriceSmart fall

Apr. 09, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Levi Strauss & Co., up 65 cents to $25.67. The jeans maker beat Wall Street's fiscal first-quarter profit and revenue forecasts. WD-40 Co.,...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Apr. 09, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

Technology companies helped lift stocks on Wall Street to a record high Friday. Apple and Intel soared about 2%. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% for its third straight weekly gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.9%, setting its own record high. The Nasdaq composite...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Apr. 09, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery fell 28 cents to $59.32 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for June delivery fell 25 cents to $62.95 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for May delivery was unchanged at $1.96 a gallon. May heating oil was unchanged at $1.81 a gallon. May...

Ecuador, Peru to elect presidents amid strengthened pandemic

Apr. 09, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A surging coronavirus pandemic that has brought on new lockdown measures and exacerbated fatigue in Ecuador and Peru has left many voters generally indifferent to the names they will see on the ballots Sunday, when the neighboring South American nations are set to choose...

Loud debates, fun banter: Mideast finds outlet in Clubhouse

Apr. 09, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — They are boisterous, argumentative and at times downright hilarious. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Arab world are turning to Clubhouse, the fast-growing audio chat app, to mock and vent against longtime rulers, debate sensitive issues from...

Asian shares mostly lower on strong China price data

Apr. 09, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in most Asian markets after China reported a stronger than expected rise in prices that could prompt authorities to act to cool inflation. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rebounded after falling the day before. Shares declined in...

Senators give initial OK to $9.7B Nebraska budget package

Apr. 08, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a $9.7 billion state budget that includes more money for property tax credits and college scholarships while setting aside $115 million for a possible state prison to ease overcrowding. Lawmakers...