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  • Global markets lose steam in European trading

    TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets turned lower during European trading hours Friday as investors worried again about Turkey’s financial trouble, after Asian stocks rose on news China is preparing to resume trade discussions with the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 7,537 and the CAC 40 in France shed 0.3 […]
  • As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla’s board may have to act

    Elon Musk’s erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he’s overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company’s stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take action. Musk’s revelation, in a Thursday interview with The New York Times, came as government regulators are […]
  • Trump team predicts an economic boom, defying most analysts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations? On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser made […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location history SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change comes days after an Associated Press investigation revealed […]
  • Nordstrom 2Q earnings jump 47 percent as sales grow

    SEATTLE (AP) — Upscale department store chain Nordstrom Inc. reported a 47 percent jump in second-quarter earnings on solid sales growth, and it raised its profit outlook for the year. The Seattle-based company said Thursday it earned $162 million, or 95 cents per share, in the quarter that ended Aug. 4. That’s up from $110 […]
  • Where White House touts a boom, most economists see a blip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations? On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser made […]
  • Where White House touts a boom, most economists see a blip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations? On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser, made […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

    U.S. stocks jumped Thursday as China and the U.S. said they will hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending their trade war. On Thursday: The S&P 500 index advanced 22.32 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,840.69. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 396.32 points, or 1.6 percent, to […]
  • Walmart and Symantec jump; JC Penney tumbles

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: Walmart Inc., up $8.42 to $98.64 The retailer raised its annual forecasts after a strong second quarter and said its online sales grew at a faster pace. J.C. Penney Co., down 65 cents to $1.76 The department store cut its forecasts after […]
  • The Latest: Kudlow: Chinese economy is ‘terrible’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on news that the United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for the resolution of a dispute between the world’s two biggest economies (all times local): ___ 1:42 p.m. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the Chinese economy “looks terrible.” Asked by President Donald Trump to […]