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Asian stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite concerns about rising Middle East tensions. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all climbed. Traders were encouraged by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's suggestion last week that...

Asian stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose on Thursday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite rising Middle East tensions. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all climbed. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested last week that trade envoys might meet in person...

The Latest: McConnell promises budget vote before recess

Jul. 23, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debt and budget agreement between the White House and Congress (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the Senate will vote on the budget deal agreed to by congressional leaders and the White House before senators leave town for the...

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

Jul. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin. "This right now is a dream," he said as he gestured toward the massive crowd in Puerto Rico's capital. "The people are united." Troche believes Puerto...

The Latest: Trump says he's 'best thing' for Puerto Rico

Jul. 22, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on protests against Puerto Rico's governor (all times local): 3:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico" and he's renewing his attacks on the U.S. territory's officials on a day when tens of thousands are marching on...

Financial crisis opens University of Alaska up to layoffs

Jul. 22, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents decided Monday they could no longer wait to see if the Alaska Legislature will bail them out from severe budget cuts inflicted by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Meeting in an emergency session, regents voted 10-1 to allow administrators to expedite...

Protester voices: What Puerto Rico demonstrators are saying

Jul. 22, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Troche, a 64-year-old doctor from Yauco, sat under the shade in a beach chair as he waited for the march to begin. "This right now is a dream," he said as he gestured toward the massive crowd in Puerto Rico's capital. "The people are united." Troche believes Puerto...

After bailouts, Greece wants easier budget targets

Jul. 22, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new conservative government said it wants to ease tough budget restrictions set by bailout lenders two years ahead of schedule, as lawmakers on Monday formally confirmed the new administration. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Athens will seek negotiations with...

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

Jul. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a crisis triggered by a leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his advisers. The...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Jul. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

Tech stocks were the standouts in an otherwise sluggish day of trading on Monday, as investors gear up for the arrival of the heart of earnings reporting season. Apple, Intel and several chip makers jumped more than 2%, and technology stocks in the S&P 500 climbed 1.2%. But the other 10 sectors that make up...