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World stocks mixed as dollar regains footing after slide

HONG KONG (AP)(STL.News) — World stocks were mixed Wednesday following a sharp correction in the dollar that sapped investor enthusiasm. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were uneven in early trading. Germany’s DAX rose 0.1 percent to 11,554.09 and Britain’s FTSE 100 climbed 0.2 percent to 7.232.39. France’s CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent to 4,846.39. U.S. shares … Continue reading World stocks mixed as dollar regains footing after slide

George H.W. Bush hospitalized for shortness of breath

HOUSTON (AP)(STL.News) — Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to the hospital over the weekend for shortness of breath and the 92-year-old is responding well to treatments, his spokesman said Wednesday. The 41st president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday, spokesman Jim McGrath said in an email to The Associated Press. “Doctors … Continue reading George H.W. Bush hospitalized for shortness of breath

Bad day for bank stocks drags down indexes; dollar drops

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — A bad day for bank stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to its third straight loss Tuesday as many of the patterns that have propelled markets since Election Day last year snapped into reverse. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 58.96 points, or 0.3 percent, to 19,826.77, cutting into the … Continue reading Bad day for bank stocks drags down indexes; dollar drops

‘Momentous changes’ push back release for Ivanka Trump book

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Citing “momentous changes” in her life, like her father being elected president, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book “Women Who Work” from early March to early May. Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, has now scheduled a May 2 sale date. Trump began … Continue reading ‘Momentous changes’ push back release for Ivanka Trump book

Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State. LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry for the third straight time, complete with the hard-nosed play of Draymond Green, dazzling dunks from Kevin Durant and sharp shooting from Kyrie … Continue reading Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch

British American Tobacco agrees to take over Reynolds

LONDON (AP)(STL.News) — British American Tobacco Plc has agreed to fully take over Reynolds American Inc. in a deal that will create the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company. The $49 billion takeover was agreed on improved terms compared with an initial bid made last year. It would combine BAT’s presence in developing countries, where … Continue reading British American Tobacco agrees to take over Reynolds

Maryland Heights to get new housing development

New housing development in Maryland Heights MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO/January 17, 2017 (STL.News) Maryland Heights is getting a new housing development built by McBride & Son Homes on the northwest corner of 270 and Page Avenue on 34 acres. A unique concept that will combine 24 single family homes with 25 condo townhouses and 240 apartments … Continue reading Maryland Heights to get new housing development

Global stocks sink amid Brexit worries

Global stocks sink BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks fell further Tuesday after Britain said Prime Minister Theresa May will announce London plans to withdraw completely from the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX index lost 0.7 percent to 11,477.37 and France’s CAC-40 shed 0.6 percent to 4,855.55. London’s FTSE 100 lost 0.3 percent to 7,306.16. … Continue reading Global stocks sink amid Brexit worries