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The Latest: Denver teachers back at work after 3-day strike

Feb. 15, 2019 12:28 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver teachers strike (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Denver teachers are back at work after reaching a deal to raise their pay, ending a three-day strike. Under a deal reached Thursday, the union said teachers would get a base pay raise of between 7 to 11 percent in the next...

Asian shares retreat as China, US begin trade negotiations

Feb. 13, 2019 10:26 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing's technology policy. Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

Democrats to launch new voter database with Dean at the helm

Feb. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is declaring a major victory ahead of the 2020 presidential election, with the help of one of his most well-known predecessors. Howard Dean, the one-time presidential candidate, former Vermont governor and ex-DNC chairman, is set to head a...

Markets Right Now: Stocks extend their gains on Wall Street

Feb. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks extended their gains on Wall Street as investors remain optimistic that the U.S. and China will make more progress in resolving their trade dispute. Energy companies, retailers and industrial companies led the...

Global stocks rise as US averts government shutdown

Feb. 12, 2019 7:32 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Tuesday after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to avoid another government shutdown and ahead of U.S.-China trade talks later in the week. In Europe, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,148 and Germany's DAX gained 1.2 percent to 11,144, while France's CAC 40 advanced 1.1...

World stocks rise ahead of new round of US-China talks

Feb. 11, 2019 7:50 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets mostly rose Monday as traders looked ahead to a new round of trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing this week. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 rose 0.9 percent to 5,004.68 and Germany's DAX was up 0.9 percent at 11,002.65. Britain's FTSE 100 index...

Scandals drive calls for top Virginia leadership to resign

Feb. 8, 2019 11:28 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won't resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit with another sexual assault accusation and barraged with demands that he step down, too. Top Democrats, including a...

China-US tariff concerns stalk markets once again

Feb. 8, 2019 7:37 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock markets drifted lower Friday after President Donald Trump said he doesn't plan to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping before their truce on raising tariffs in a festering trade dispute ends in early March. In Europe, France's CAC 40 fell 0.2 percent to 4,974 while the DAX in...

Asian stocks fall after Trump says no plans for Xi meeting

Feb. 7, 2019 10:24 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled on Friday after President Donald Trump said he doesn't plan to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping before a tariffs truce ends in March. Hong Kong's Hang Seng, reopening after a Lunar New Year break, gave up 0.8 percent to 27,757.40. The Kospi in South Korea declined 1.2...

World markets fall ahead of EU growth forecasts

Feb. 7, 2019 5:25 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mostly lower on Thursday ahead of the European Commission's economic forecasts. Germany reported its industrial production slipped 0.4 percent in December from the previous month, way below the 0.9 percent gain analysts had expected. The latest data follows a 1.6 percent...