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BEIJING | Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street skids, China slows

BEIJING — Asian stock markets sank Friday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and industrial stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1.1 percent to 22,411.33 and Seoul’s Kospi shed 0.3 percent to 2,141.06. The Shanghai Composite Index was flat at 2,485.99 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street skids, China slows

NEW YORK | Stocks plunge on weak industrial earnings; tech skid resumes

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are sharply lower Thursday as technology and internet companies, industrials, and companies that rely on consumer spending all skid. Aircraft maker Textron and tool maker Snap-On slumped after releasing their quarterly reports, and other big manufacturers also traded lower. Trading remains volatile, and the S&P 500 is essentially flat this week … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks plunge on weak industrial earnings; tech skid resumes

BRUSSELS | EU leaders order sanctions mechanism against cyber-attacks

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders have commissioned work on a new system for slapping sanctions on the perpetrators of cyberattacks, in the wake of the attack on the world chemical weapons watchdog. EU Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday that the leaders want EU “ministers to work on a sanctions regime that will be specific … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU leaders order sanctions mechanism against cyber-attacks

WASHINGTON | US employers post record number of open jobs in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growth. Job openings rose a slight 0.8 percent to 7.14 million, the highest on records dating back to December 2000, the Labor Department … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US employers post record number of open jobs in August

MEQUON, Wis. | Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

MEQUON, Wis. — The trade war between the United States and China has made for a nerve-wracking summer of uncertainty in Wisconsin, where manufacturing has long been in decline yet remains a vital part of the state’s economy. At Johnson Level and Tool in suburban Milwaukee, the Trump administration’s thrust-and-parry trade moves with China and … Continue reading MEQUON, Wis. | Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

NEW YORK | Dow Jones industrials sink 700 points as bond yields rise

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are plunging toward their worst loss in six months on Wednesday as technology companies continue to take sharp losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 700 points in afternoon trading. The losses were widespread as bond yields remained high after steep increases last week. Companies that have been the biggest winners … Continue reading NEW YORK | Dow Jones industrials sink 700 points as bond yields rise

BEIJING | Former Chinese stock market regulator jailed for corruption

BEIJING— A former Chinese stock market regulator has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges of taking bribes and insider trading. A court in Handan, southwest of Beijing, said on Friday that Yao Gang, a former deputy chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, also was fined 11 million yuan ($1.7 million). Yao … Continue reading BEIJING | Former Chinese stock market regulator jailed for corruption

WASHINGTON | Congress could negate stronger state efforts on privacy

WASHINGTON  — Congress wants to pass national rules governing how companies can use consumers’ data — though a major goal might simply be to block states from enacting stronger privacy protections on their own. It will be tricky to reconcile the concerns of privacy advocates who want people to have more control over the use … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress could negate stronger state efforts on privacy