• Tech, health care companies leading US stocks higher

    Updated: 14 min ago

    Technology and health care companies helped drive U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday, placing the market on course to finish a volatile week with a slight gain. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP led the gainers among technology stocks. Energy companies also rose along with crude oil...

  • US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

    Updated: 18 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted virtually all ships being...

  • US asks judge to approve seizure of 'Pharma Bro' assets

    Updated: 26 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli appeared in court Friday for the first time since a judge locked him up for his online antics, and the brash former pharmaceutical CEO had a new look since his bail was revoked in September: a scruffy beard that made his appearance less...

  • The Latest: Trump warns of 'very rough' sanctions on NKorea

    Updated: 36 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions against North Korea (all times local): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump says that if sanctions against North Korea don't work, it will be time for "phase two" of the pressure campaign against the nuclear-armed nation — which Trump says...

  • US companies distance themselves from NRA as pressure mounts

    Updated: 47 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts...

  • Chairman of China's Geely acquires 10 percent of Daimler

    Updated: 50 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Daimler says that Chinese businessman Li Shufu, chairman of Zhejiang Geely, has acquired nearly 10 percent of the German automaker's shares. Geely, which owns Sweden's Volvo Cars, continues to expand its portfolio of vehicle brands that includes a 49.9 percent stake...

  • The Latest: Governors push national health care compromise

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a bipartisan group of governors working on a health care solution (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues is taking on health care. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich...

  • The Latest: US companies split with NRA

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the reaction by U.S. companies to the Florida school massacre (all times Eastern): 2:05 p.m. The insurance company Chubb Ltd. is discontinuing its partnership with the NRA which offered a policy tailored specifically to gun owners. The company announced...

  • Governors push bipartisan national health care compromise

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues took on the question of health care on Friday. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, in presenting the group's blueprint for policy changes at the National Press Club, lamented that...

  • Second judge says Trump can't keep stalling clean-air rules

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A second judge has told the Trump administration it can't keep stalling clean-air rules for oil and gas production on federal lands. U.S. District Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California ordered the Interior Department to reinstate the Obama-era...

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