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Stocks mixed ahead of Fed, oil dips on Saudi output recovery

Sep. 18, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were little changed Wednesday as investors watched for a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on a possible interest rate cut and as oil prices eased on hopes for a quick recovery in Saudi oil supplies. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt and Shanghai advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong...

Trump outpaces Obama, Bush in naming ex-lobbyists to Cabinet

Sep. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they're regulating. The Cabinet choices are...

Over 70 arrested in immigration protest at Microsoft store

Sep. 14, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of immigration policy protesters have been arrested at a demonstration outside a Microsoft store in New York City. Police say they took 76 people into custody Saturday who blocked traffic near the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. The protesters criticized Microsoft for doing business...

Asian shares gain on fresh optimism over US-China trade

Sep. 13, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

Stocks were broadly higher in Asia on Friday after gains overnight on Wall Street. Investors have stepped up buying on hopes for an easing of tensions in the costly trade war between the U.S. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 1% to 21,982.06 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong climbed 0.4% to 27,186.35. Sydney's S&P ASX...

T. Boone Pickens, oilman and renewables advocate, dies at 91

Sep. 11, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91. Pickens was surrounded by friends and family when he died of natural causes under hospice care at his Dallas home, spokesman Jay Rosser said....

Asian shares mostly higher after rise on Wall Street

Sep. 11, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by a rise on Wall Street amid some signs of easing tensions between the U.S. and China on trade issues. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.6% to 21,514.14 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.1% to 6,622.60. South...

Markets Right Now: Late buying burst leaves stocks higher

Sep. 10, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. A late burst of buying left stocks mostly higher on Wall Street after indexes spent much of the day lower. Apple rose 1.2% Tuesday after announcing a new slate of iPhones and other products. Apple also announced a $5...

Big Tech faces a new set of foes: nearly all 50 US states

Sep. 10, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

Big tech companies have long rebuffed attempts by the U.S. federal government to scrutinize or scale back their market power. Now they face a scrappy new coalition as well: prosecutors from nearly all 50 states. In a rare show of bipartisan force, attorneys general from 48 states along with Puerto Rico and the...

Court rules startup may collect data from LinkedIn profiles

Sep. 9, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the right of a startup company to collect information from people's public profiles on networking service LinkedIn. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco upheld a previous ruling Monday siding with hiQ Labs, a San...

The Latest: Gates' office denies gift's link to Epstein

Sep. 9, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on how universities are dealing with past donations from Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Bill Gates' private office is denying any association with Jeffrey Epstein following a report last week that ties the disgraced financier to a donation made by the...