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Clarification: Apple-Streaming TV story

Mar. 26, 2019 6:40 PM EDT
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — In a story March 25, The Associated Press reported that Apple's new credit card will offer 2 percent cash back. That applies only when using Apple Pay, a mobile version of the card. Using the physical card will earn 1 percent cash back.

Hospital using drones to fly blood samples between buildings

Mar. 26, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus launched Tuesday in the latest move to expand their roles in business and health care. The short trips between WakeMed buildings in Raleigh mark the first time the Federal Aviation Administration...

Business Highlights

Mar. 26, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

___ Banks, technology companies power a rebound for US stocks Stocks finished broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, erasing the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Financial, technology and health care stocks accounted for much of the rally. Banks benefited from rising bond yields, which let them charge...

Banks, technology companies power a rebound for US stocks

Mar. 26, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

Stocks finished broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, erasing the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Financial, technology and health care stocks accounted for much of the rally. Banks got a boost from rising bond yields, which let them charge higher rates on loans. Energy companies led the S&P 500...

Markets Right Now: Banks, tech drive gains for stock indexes

Mar. 26, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Solid gains by banks and technology companies drove stocks higher on Wall Street, erasing the market's losses from a day earlier. Wells Fargo rose 1.9 percent Tuesday and Intel climbed 1.3 percent. Bank were...

Newspapers largely shun Apple's news subscription service

Mar. 26, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many newspaper publishers — after suffering for a decade from job losses, shrinking ad dollars and circulation declines — are so far shunning Apple's new "Netflix for news" subscription. For $10 a month, Apple News Plus offers articles from more than 300 magazines, but only...

Uber acquires Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion

Mar. 26, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, giving the San Francisco-based firm the commanding edge in a region with a large, young, tech-savvy population. It comes as Uber's losses widened last year ahead of...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 26, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOUSE VOTE TO STOP TRUMP'S BORDER PLAN UNLIKELY TO SUCCEED The vote to override the president's first veto seems certain to fail, which means his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border...

Global stocks rebound after slide on growth worries

Mar. 26, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices rebounded Tuesday a slide on worries about U.S. and European economic growth. In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent to 7,187.13 and France's CAC 40 added 0.1 percent to 5,268.04. Germany's DAX was unchanged at 11,335.24. In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained...

The good, bad and the unknown of Apple's new services

Mar. 26, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It took a while, but finally — and with the carefully curated help of Oprah, Big Bird and Goldman Sachs — Apple has at last unveiled a new streaming TV service, its own branded credit card and a news subscription product. The moves have been largely expected and so far...