• Markets Right Now: Strong company earnings power stock gains

    Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street after several big companies reported solid earnings. The gains Tuesday were enough to send the Nasdaq composite index above 6,000 points for the first time....

  • Bottle redemption programs on statehouse chopping blocks

    Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Environmentalists across the U.S. are defending decades-old bottle recycling programs, saying they're still necessary despite advances in curbside recycling efforts. Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa are among the states where bills have been proposed that...

  • Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

    Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Shareholders irritated by the fallout from Wells Fargo's sales practices scandal sent a warning to the bank's executives and board, with some directors barely holding onto their jobs Tuesday in what is typically a symbolic vote. The shareholder meeting...

  • Correction: Chobani-Alex Jones Lawsuit story

    Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2017

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In a story April 24 about Greek yogurt company Chobani suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, The Associated Press erroneously reported a headline used in the defamation case. The headline said "Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Importing Migrant Rapists." A corrected...

  • FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars

    Updated: 11 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership. Waymo, Google's self-driving car project, said Tuesday it's adding 500 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to its...

  • Virtual reality, apps add interactivity to music videos

    Updated: 20 min ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets. Pop singer Ingrid...

  • Insurer Centene commits to shaky ACA exchanges for 2018

    Updated: 28 min ago

    One health insurer is eager to dive back into the Affordable Care Act's troubled insurance exchanges next year, even as competitors waver and President Donald Trump tweets doom about the law's future. Centene Corp. said Tuesday that its exchange enrollment has swelled 74 percent since...

  • Healthy profits push stocks higher yet; Nasdaq crosses 6,000

    Updated: 31 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices. More big businesses joined the earnings parade Tuesday, saying their profits were even larger in the first three months of the year than analysts were expecting, including Caterpillar and McDonald's....

  • Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan before release

    Updated: 37 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new congressional estimate could upend President Donald Trump's tax plan even before he releases it. Trump is scheduled to unveil the broad outlines of a tax overhaul Wednesday that includes a massive cut in the corporate income tax, reducing the top rate from 35...

  • WTO ruling favors Mexico in US 'dolphin-safe' tuna spat

    Updated: 39 min ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The World Trade Organization says Mexico's tuna industry has been harmed by U.S. "dolphin-safe" labeling rules and the country can seek retaliatory measures worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Tuesday's WTO decision finds that Mexico's economic damages from the...

Like us on Facebook