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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. | Dustin Johnson shares early lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Dustin Johnson is using a new technique for his putting and he likes the results. Johnson opened with six birdies on the back nine and wound up with a 6-under 66 to share the early lead with Webb Simpson and Alex Noren at The Players Championship. Conditions were perfect for … Continue reading PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. | Dustin Johnson shares early lead at Players

Joe Arpaio points to political traits he shares with Trump

/January 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — PHOENIX (AP) — People have been comparing the political styles of President Donald Trump and former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio since the allies starting appearing together at campaign events. The 85-year-old Arpaio noted those similarities Wednesday, a day after he announced his candidacy for the Senate seat now held by … Continue reading Joe Arpaio points to political traits he shares with Trump

US stock indexes eke out gains in quiet day on Wall Street

December 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) U.S. stock indexes capped another quiet day on Wall Street Wednesday with slight gains, recouping some of the market’s modest losses from a day earlier. Technology, health care and industrials stocks accounted for much of the gain. A report showing that pending U.S. home sales inched higher last month helped lift … Continue reading US stock indexes eke out gains in quiet day on Wall Street

Global indexes mostly higher in quiet holiday trading

Global indexes mostly higher in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some recent gains TOKYO/December 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) – Global indexes were mostly higher Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some recent gains. Market players generally shrugged off a dip in technology stocks on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 … Continue reading Global indexes mostly higher in quiet holiday trading

Asian shares mixed in post-Christmas trading

Major Asian shares mixed Tuesday in light Christmas trading BEIJING/December 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News)(Keywords: shares mixed) — Major Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday in light trading after the Christmas holiday. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 percent to 3,304.72 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.2 percent to 22,892.69. Seoul’s Kospi fell 0.5 percent to 2,427.34 … Continue reading Asian shares mixed in post-Christmas trading

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

NEW YORK /December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. The deal gives Disney film … Continue reading Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Brexit progress, upbeat China, Japan data lift global shares

HONG KONG/December 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global share indexes advanced Friday, lifted by progress toward a deal on Britain’s exit from the EU and robust economic data from Japan and China. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent to 7,327.24 while Germany’s DAX added 1.1 percent to 13,193.05 and the CAC 40 of France … Continue reading Brexit progress, upbeat China, Japan data lift global shares

Global shares mostly calm as investors focus on US tax, jobs

SEOUL, South Korea/December 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — European stocks were higher while some Asian markets recovered from the previous day’s losses on Thursday as investors focused on the U.S. tax reform and an upcoming U.S. jobs report. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 200 rose 0.3 percent to 7,366.77 while France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to … Continue reading Global shares mostly calm as investors focus on US tax, jobs