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NEW YORK | Debate over longest bull market centers on rounding

NEW YORK — It could become the longest bull market ever … perhaps with an asterisk. S&P Dow Jones Indices, which compiles the benchmark S&P 500 index, and other research firms say the current bull market that began on March 9, 2009, is on track to become the longest in history on Wednesday, at 3,453 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Debate over longest bull market centers on rounding

S&P 500 touches all-time high as earnings drive stock gains

U.S. stocks moved higher Tuesday afternoon, placing the S&P 500 on track for an all-time high. The benchmark index of large U.S. companies briefly traded just above its last closing high set seven months ago. The latest gains came as investors welcomed solid results from homebuilders, retailers and other companies. Technology stocks and banks also … Continue reading S&P 500 touches all-time high as earnings drive stock gains

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway finds inaccuracies in Department of Revenue’s computerized mapping system results in inefficiencies for taxpayers in rural communities

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the state’s sales and use tax collection processes, which are administered through the Department of Revenue.  The report found inefficiencies affecting citizens at license offices throughout the state, especially in rural counties. “Taxpayers should not have to provide the same documentation … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway finds inaccuracies in Department of Revenue’s computerized mapping system results in inefficiencies for taxpayers in rural communities

TETERBORO, N.J | Plane blows 2 tires on takeoff, will try emergency landing

TETERBORO, N.J — A plane that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport was circling over Connecticut before what authorities said would be an attempt to make an emergency landing at an airport in Massachusetts. The Gulfstream IV jet was carrying 16 passengers when it left Teterboro Airport around 10:50 a.m. … Continue reading TETERBORO, N.J | Plane blows 2 tires on takeoff, will try emergency landing

ATLANTA | With Amazon courting Atlanta, mayor touts “Gulch” project

ATLANTA  — With Amazon.com expected to soon name its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta’s mayor said a colossal development planned for downtown represents a once-in-a-lifetime shot to transform the city. Amazon launched a high-stakes municipal beauty pageant in January by narrowing its list of potential locations to 20 finalists, including Atlanta. The company has … Continue reading ATLANTA | With Amazon courting Atlanta, mayor touts “Gulch” project

SEOUL, South Korea | At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible

SEOUL, South Korea — A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn’t seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know. The scenes of Koreans meeting this week, likely for the last time before they die, are heartbreaking, but they often bely a … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible

MOSCOW | Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow

MOSCOW  — Russia said Tuesday that the Taliban have accepted an invitation for talks next month, in what promises to be one of the insurgent group’s biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. The announcement of the planned talks comes as the Taliban have expanded their footprint across Afghanistan and launched an unrelenting wave … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow

LONDON | The Latest: EU, Britain agree to fast-track Brexit talks

LONDON  — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The European Union and Britain say they will accelerate Brexit negotiations and hold regular talks to try to bridge important differences in an effort to seal an agreement before the end of the year. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU, Britain agree to fast-track Brexit talks