NEW YORK | US stocks climb after strong earnings; IBM leads Dow rally

NEW YORK—Jan 23, 2019—Stocks are rising Wednesday morning following a crop of strong fourth-quarter earnings reports from companies including IBM, consumer products maker Proctor & Gamble, and manufacturer United Technologies. That’s helping indexes recover a chunk of their losses from the day before. Bond prices turned lower and yields rose. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks climb after strong earnings; IBM leads Dow rally

CARACAS, Venezuela | Unrest roils Venezuela amid new push to topple Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela—Jan 23, 2019— Venezuela’s re-invigorated opposition faces a crucial test Wednesday as it seeks to fill streets nationwide with protesters in an appeal to the military and the poor to shift loyalties that until recently looked solidly behind President Nicolas Maduro‘s socialist government. The protests have been called to coincide with a historic date … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Unrest roils Venezuela amid new push to topple Maduro

PARIS | Correction: France-Paris Fashion Week-Watch story

PARIS —Jan 23, 2019— In a story Jan. 22 about Paris Fashion Week, The Associated Press misidentified the singer of the arias played at the Givenchy show as Maria Callas. The singer was Montserrat Caballe. A corrected version of the story is below: Givenchy flies high as Lagerfeld is absent at Chanel couture The most … Continue reading PARIS | Correction: France-Paris Fashion Week-Watch story

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe’s civil servants to strike on Friday over salaries

HARARE, Zimbabwe—Jan 23, 2019—Zimbabwe faces a new wave of unrest as the group representing government workers announced on Wednesday that civil servants across the country will go on strike after salary negotiations failed. David Dzatsunga, secretary of the Civil Service Apex Council, said the strike by some 500,000 civil servants will begin on Friday as … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe’s civil servants to strike on Friday over salaries

DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Merkel makes plea for international cooperation

DAVOS, Switzerland—Jan 23, 2019—The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 3:00 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a forceful plea for international cooperation and compromise in an age of populism during her speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Merkel said Wednesday that leaders need to … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Merkel makes plea for international cooperation

DETROIT | Hundreds of schools closed, delayed amid Midwest snowstorm

DETROIT — Jan 23, 2019—Schools are closed across the Midwest and Detroit’s main airport has been shut down as a major snowstorm crawls across the region. The National Weather Service issued weather advisories and warnings Wednesday across several northern U.S. states, from the Dakotas to Michigan and much of the Northeast. Crews are working to … Continue reading DETROIT | Hundreds of schools closed, delayed amid Midwest snowstorm

NEW YORK | Staying in bounds; the risk of innuendo in Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK—Jan 23, 2019—Sex sells … frozen food dishes? Kraft Heinz’ frozen-food brand Devour is trying to make waves during its Super Bowl debut with an ad taking a humorous jab at one man’s “frozen food porn addiction.” The ad shows a woman talking about her boyfriend’s problem with “frozen food porn,” and says he … Continue reading NEW YORK | Staying in bounds; the risk of innuendo in Super Bowl ads

PARK HILLS, Ky. | Boys school reopens amid criticism over videotaped encounter

PARK HILLS, Ky. —Jan 23, 2019—A Catholic high school student whose close encounter with a Native American activist and a black religious sect was captured on video in Washington, D.C. says he has nothing to apologize for. Nick Sandmann told NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday that he had every right to be there, as did … Continue reading PARK HILLS, Ky. | Boys school reopens amid criticism over videotaped encounter