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Specialists John Parisi, left, and Charles Boeddinghaus work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, June 23, 2017. U.S. stock indexes inched higher Friday as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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  • Specialists John Parisi, left, and Charles Boeddinghaus work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, June 23, 2017. U.S. stock indexes inched higher Friday as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Money

    US indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw from the hole

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes nudged higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After meandering up and down through the day, the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 3.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to end at 2,438.30. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 2.53 […]
  • In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa. On Friday, June 23, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in May. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Money

    New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West. Sales new single-family homes rose 2.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That followed a 7.9 percent drop in sales in April which was the […]
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    Markets Right Now: US stock indexes end slightly higher

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks ticked higher as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After getting off to a slow start, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished with a modest gain Friday, leaving it slightly higher for the […]
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison speaks during a meeting between President Donald Trump and manufacturing executives at the White House in Washington. Some of America’s top executives made humbling debuts as teenagers in the workplace. They scrubbed toilets, cut tobacco, worked at McDonald’s. Morrison worked three summers as a phone operator. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Lifestyle

    CEOs recall when teens like them actually worked summer jobs

    Even CEOs have to start somewhere. Some of America’s top executives made humbling debuts as teenagers in the workplace. They scrubbed toilets, cut tobacco, worked at McDonald’s. Such work is becoming less common . Today’s youths are more likely to enroll in summer school, do volunteer work or pursue extracurricular activities, especially to improve their […]
  • In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017, photo, from left, Ben Testa, Abby McDonough and Hannah Waring work preparing strawberry pails at Wegmeyer Farms in Hamilton, Va. The teens work at Wegmeyer during the summer. Summer jobs are vanishing as U.S. teens spend more time in school and face competition from older workers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Money

    Kids today: They don’t work summer jobs the way they used to

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was at Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie “The Shining,” where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck. He was a busboy. The job didn’t pay much. But Doyle quickly learned lessons that served him for years as he rose to become the CEO of […]
  • In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017, photo, Nathan Miller, 19, stands over fellow student Camille Sem, 17, in a certified nursing assistant class at New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School in New Berlin, Wis. Miller is forgoing a summer job to play baseball and take the class, to help make him a better candidate for medical school down the road. He's not alone. Fewer and fewer teens are taking summer jobs, according to the Department of Labor. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger) Lifestyle

    No job? Tips for teens to fill idle summer time

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. Some still find traditional summer work, while others spend their summers doing a variety of activities and work that can help them pad their college applications. […]
  • A woman walks by an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, June 23, 2017. Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday as the price of oil halted its decline, while still hovering near its lowest level in almost a year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) Money

    Oil prices remain driver across financial markets

    LONDON (AP) — European stock markets edged lower Friday amid ongoing unease over the outlook for oil prices as well as a slightly disappointing economic survey. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 shed 0.6 percent to 5,250 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.7 percent to 12,701. Britain’s FTSE 100 slipped 0.4 percent to 7,413. Wall […]
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    Oracle, American Airlines gain; Steelcase, Accenture fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday: American Airlines Group Inc., up 54 cents to $48.97 The company said Qatar Airways wants to take a 10 percent stake in it. Oracle Corp., up $3.97 to $50.30 The business software company reported revenue and earnings for its latest quarter that were […]
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    Government ends oversight of GM related to defective part

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. is no longer under government supervision stemming from its defective ignition switches. GM agreed to a three-year consent order in 2014 that required regular discussions with government regulators about recalls and other safety issues. The order was prompted by GM’s recall of 2.6 million small cars with defective ignition […]
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    Britax recalls over 207K infant seats due to choking hazard

    DETROIT (AP) — Britax Child Safety is recalling over 207,000 rear-facing infant car seats because part of a clip can break and cause a choking hazard. The recall affects B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe 35 seats made from Nov. 1, 2015 to May 31, 2017. Britax says in government documents that parts […]