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University gets $15M grant to help end spread of hepatitis C

Oct. 19, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky project aimed at ridding Perry County of hepatitis C has received a $15 million federal grant, and $50 million in donated drug treatments that can cure the disease. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Thursday that the grant will include more support for the...

Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street skids, China slows

Oct. 18, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and industrial stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.1 percent to 22,411.33 and Seoul's Kospi shed 0.3 percent to 2,141.06. The Shanghai Composite Index was flat...

Markets Right Now: Dow falls again as industrial stocks sink

Oct. 18, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly lower on Wall Street after erasing part of an earlier plunge. Industrial companies sustained some of the biggest losses Thursday after several of them reported dismal results. Aircraft maker...

Business Highlights

Oct. 17, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

___ Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. says it has secured land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. The California-based company announced plans for...

Tech stock rally helps snap losing streak as rough week ends

Oct. 12, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rebounded Friday, clawing back some of the week's steep losses, but the turbulent trading of the last few days left no doubt that the relative calm the markets enjoyed all summer had been shattered. Major U.S. indexes ended the week down about 4 percent, their worst weekly loss in...

Markets Right Now: US stocks struggle to a mixed finish

Oct. 8, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. U.S. stock indexes found their footing after a sharp early loss and managed a mixed finish. Technology companies sank for the third day in a row Monday. Adobe lost 3.2 percent. Financial companies did well. Chubb rose...

Asian shares turn lower after strong day on Wall Street

Oct. 4, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Thursday in Asia despite a strong day on Wall Street that was spurred by encouraging signs on U.S. hiring and growth in the service sector. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index sank 1.8 percent to 26,612.23 and Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.7 percent to 23,941.51. The...

Vukmir, Baldwin trade barbs in Wisconsin US Senate race

Oct. 3, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir told Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Wednesday that "your lies are spiraling," as Baldwin and Democrats unleashed more attacks on Vukmir's record with the election less than five weeks away. Baldwin faces Vukmir , a state senator, on Nov....

Global stocks recover their poise after Fed jolt

Sep. 27, 2018 8:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets recovered their poise Thursday after earlier retreats in Asia as investors relaxed over the prospect of further U.S. interest rate rises. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 and Germany's DAX were steady at 5,512 and 12,388 respectively. The FTSE 100 index of...

Zinc-air batteries provide power in remote areas

Sep. 26, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Remote villages in Africa and Asia are receiving electricity using a little-known type of technology: zinc-air batteries. The goal is to provide a battery that can capture renewable energy and store it for later use. California-based NantEnergy said Wednesday it has created a rechargeable...