Business

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

China US Trade

The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...

Business

BC-Composite Updates,

STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT NEW YORK (AP)_Sales, closing price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally. Name VolumeLastChg. ChespkEng 138,914,242 3.95 GenlElec 66,725,979 16.26 BankofAm 62,547,309 31.73 S&P500ETF 52,944,678 272.61 —.76 SPDRFncl 52,840,...


Business

BC-Composite Updates

NYSE MKT LEADERS NEW YORK (AP)_Sales, closing price and net change of the 10 most active NYSE MKT issues, trading nationally. Name VolumeLastChg. Globalstar 11,950,667 1.21 RegHlthProp 8,058,205 .30 +.05 TransEnterix 7,220,364 2.01 BioPharmX 6,146,117 .13 NthnOil&Gas 5,094,733 2.57 B2goldCpg 3,624,...


Government

US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

China US ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...


World

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

AP Explains European Data Privacy Examples-2

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people’s...


Business

Italy: PM pick had library pass, no official status at NYU

Italy Politics

MILAN (AP) — A law professor put forward as Italy’s next premier faced suspicions Tuesday that he overstated his academic credentials, including referring on his resume to seven summers of studies at New York University that turned out to involve only having library privileges there. The 12-page...


Business

Tear gas, broken windows disrupt Paris labor march

APTOPIX France Strikes

PARIS (AP) — Clashes between police and groups of masked youths erupted Tuesday on the sidelines of a labor march in Paris, forcing protesting civil servants to stand clear of flying debris and tear gas canisters. About 200 young people from outside the authorized trade union demonstration took...


Business

NYSE names a woman as president

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Thirty-one years ago, there wasn’t even a women’s restroom on the seventh floor of the New York Stock Exchange, the site of the NYSE’s members-only lunch club. But on Tuesday, the Big Board said it would name its first female head in its 226-year history, marking the...


Business

BC-USDA-Natl Sheep

SA—LS850 San Angelo, TX Tue May 22, 2018 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Compared to last week at New Holland, PA slaughter lambs 10.00-20.00 lower; slaughter ewes steady to 5.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX slaughter lambs 5.00-10.00 higher; slaughter ewes 5.00-10.00...


Business

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Amazon-Facial Recognition

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they’re involved in...


Government

Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moved Tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the Dodd-Frank law,...


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