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NEW YORK | Global stocks jump as technology and energy companies rise

NEW YORK — Global stock indexes jumped Wednesday to reverse some of their big losses from the week before. In the U.S., technology companies rallied and energy companies rose along with crude oil prices. Health care and industrial companies also jumped, while safer, high-dividend stocks like utilities and household goods makers were little changed. KEEPING … Continue reading NEW YORK | Global stocks jump as technology and energy companies rise

NEW YORK | Drug lord who changed his face testifies against ‘El Chapo’

NEW YORK — A former Colombian drug lord known for an extreme plastic-surgery makeover meant to hide his identity testified Thursday at a U.S. trial about his lucrative drug-trafficking alliance with notorious Mexican counterpart Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Asked about his distorted facial features, Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia explained that he had undergone at least … Continue reading NEW YORK | Drug lord who changed his face testifies against ‘El Chapo’

Energy companies lead US stocks higher as oil prices rebound

Energy companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher in early trading Wednesday, wiping out some of the market’s losses from a day earlier. Energy stocks are benefiting from a pickup in crude oil prices, which have fallen sharply in recent weeks on concerns of rising supplies. Industrial companies and banks were also climbing. KEEPING SCORE: The … Continue reading Energy companies lead US stocks higher as oil prices rebound

HARARE, Zimbabwe | 1 year after Mugabe fall, Zimbabwe asks ‘What has changed?’

HARARE, Zimbabwe— One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power after 37 years in power. Tanks rolled in the streets of the capital, Harare, and the military put Mugabe under house arrest, in reaction to Mugabe’s firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans danced in the … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | 1 year after Mugabe fall, Zimbabwe asks ‘What has changed?’

NEW YORK | Amazon is 2nd US company to reach $1 trillion market value

NEW YORK— Amazon on Tuesday became the second publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, hot on the heels of iPhone maker Apple. Launched as an online bookstore in 1995, Amazon.com has changed the way people shop for toilet paper, TVs and just about anything else. In its two decades, the company has expanded … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon is 2nd US company to reach $1 trillion market value

NEW YORK | US stocks are little changed as investors await trade news

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are mostly lower Friday morning after a late loss the day before. Stocks slid Thursday afternoon after Bloomberg News reported that the Trump administration could escalate the U.S.-China trade war next week by putting tariffs on $200 billion in imports. Meanwhile the U.S. and Canada are scheduled to resume trade talks … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks are little changed as investors await trade news

A-Rod and Jordy won’t be playing catch Friday night

If anyone really looks forward to exhibition football games, this is the week to pay attention. One good place to start is in Oakland. Not because Aaron Rodgers will see plenty of action for Green Bay; he won’t, might not play at all. And the Raiders’ best player, Khalil Mack, still is holding out. Such … Continue reading A-Rod and Jordy won’t be playing catch Friday night

TOKYO | Asian shares mixed on doubt of resolving US-China trade spat

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday amid doubts on the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped nearly 0.2 percent in morning trading to 22,158.35, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.9 percent to 6,290.00. But South Korea’s Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,255.65. … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares mixed on doubt of resolving US-China trade spat

Global stocks little changed on final trading day of 2017

SEOUL, South Korea /December 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) – Global stocks were little changed on the final trading day of 2017 Friday but most stock markets are set to finish this year with gains. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 inched up 0.1 percent to 7,633.85. France’s CAC 40 dipped 0.1 percent to 5,332.85 and Germany’s DAX … Continue reading Global stocks little changed on final trading day of 2017