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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Shares advanced in early Asian trading after a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares higher after selloffs spurred by Chinese virus

Jan. 21, 2020 11:08 PM EST

Shares mostly rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday after a slide in U.S. stocks overnight as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.6% to 24,013.15 and the Kospi in South Korea surged 0.8% to 2,256.95. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng jumped 0.8% to 28,216.78. The...

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, speaks during a press conference after his government was announced, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. A new Cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid ongoing mass protests against the country's ruling elite. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

New government in crisis-hit Lebanon, but protests continue

Jan. 21, 2020 9:51 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A new Cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid mass protests against the country's ruling elite and a crippling financial crisis, but demonstrations and violence continued. Hassan Diab, a 60-year-old former professor at the American...

How major stock indexes fared Tuesday

Jan. 21, 2020 5:13 PM EST

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Tuesday after a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. Banks, industrial and energy stocks accounted for a big share of the selling, outweghing gains in real estate stocks, utilities and household goods makers. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. Investors are...

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Indigenous ‘Molly of Denali’ is more than a cartoon for some

Jan. 21, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Charitie Ropati watched the pilot episode of “Molly of Denali” in her Columbia University dorm room, huddled around a computer screen with friends. “We were crying,” Ropati said. “We realized we finally had positive representation.” “Molly of Denali” is the...

Las Vegas Sands, PetMed fall; Peoples Bancorp rises

Jan. 21, 2020 4:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Delta Air Lines, Inc., down $1.69 at $60.34. Airlines and travel companies fell as concern about a Chinese disease outbreak grows. Peoples Bancorp Inc., up 62 cents at $35.23. The Marietta, Ohio-based bank's fourth-quarter profit...

A worker cleans up an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Asian stock markets have tumbled as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak on tourism and regional economies grows. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Global stocks slide on growing concern about China virus

Jan. 21, 2020 8:28 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock and oil prices fell Tuesday as concern about the potential impact of a Chinese disease outbreak increased and a rating agency cut Hong Kong's credit rating for official borrowing due to political tension. Indexes in London and Frankfurt declined and Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong closed...

Riot police stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters, during ongoing protests against the political elites who have ruled the country for decades, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside the country's Parliament on Sunday, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting in the capital. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanese officials vow to step up security after riots

Jan. 20, 2020 12:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's top security officials vowed Monday to crack down on vandalism after a week of rioting in Beirut that left hundreds of people injured and damaged public and private property — violence that comes against the backdrop of a deepening political deadlock. The announcement...

Signs point up for small manufacturers, home remodelers

Jan. 20, 2020 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Recent economic indicators point to an easier time ahead for small manufacturers and companies in the home remodeling industry. A decline in the home repair and remodeling market that began in the first quarter of 2019 is projected to end with the third quarter of this year, according to...

Family and friends mark Landon Gran's gravestone with a wreath and a flag at a cemetery east of Norseland, Minn. Landon's mother, Michele, said his friends continue to visit after he died inside a grain bin Aug. 14. (Pat Christman)/The Free Press via AP)

Minnesota mother whose son died to push for grain bin safety

Jan. 20, 2020 1:02 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Michele Gran can clearly remember telling her son not to go to work on Aug. 14 of last year. Landon Gran, 18, suffered a sore back from farm work at a nearby operation two miles south of the Grans’ farm in rural Norseland. Michele had wanted her oldest child to take a break,...

Man once hated ginger, now makes it into juice and sells it

Jan. 20, 2020 1:02 AM EST

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — At 15 years old, Tryg Jacobson found himself lying on a mountain in Haiti, with his first camera in his hand, looking up at his father wearing a straw hat. He snapped a photo. They were exploring. His dad, who went by Jake, loved people, Haitian art and exploration. "He always wore...