NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes turned slightly higher in mid-afternoon trading Tuesday, helped by shares of telecommunications companies such as Verizon, Sprint and AT&T, while the rest of the market remained mostly flat. The upturn put the Dow Jones industrial average rose on track for another record high close. Small company stocks also rose sharply.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President-elect Mike Pence will deliver a speech on Tuesday night to a conservative group at Donald Trump's new Washington D.C. hotel, raising anew conflict of interest questions surrounding the venue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The productivity of American workers rose in the July-September quarter at the fastest pace in two years while labor costs slowed after a big jump in the spring.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories rose in October by the largest amount in 16 months but a key category that tracks business investment posted an anemic gain.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit climbed in October from its lowest monthly level in nearly three years. Imports of consumer goods such as medicine, cell phones and clothing increased, while exports of soybeans, gold and artwork tumbled_which fueled the monthly widening of the trade gap.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory orders climb 2.7 percent in October, best gain in 16 months, but investment lags.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heir to the Samsung empire and other tycoons took a public drubbing by lawmakers Tuesday over deep-rooted ties between politics and business that helped drive South Korea's economic ascent but are central to its political crisis.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group says will help prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country's carbon emissions if properly implemented.
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court says a star securities trader who was arrested following last year's stock market collapse has pleaded guilty to insider trading and manipulating share prices.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea's U.S. division is offering longer parental leave to employees who are new parents, following similar overtures from tech companies like Netflix as it strives to keep good workers in an improving job market.
BEIJING (AP) — China has urged Washington to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Barack Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment as a security risk.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Edward W. "Mike" Kelley Jr., who served 14 years as a member of the Federal Reserve Board and was instrumental in modernizing the banking operations of the Federal Reserve system, has died. He was 84.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mechanics at United Airlines have approved a six-year labor deal, the latest in a string of pay-raising contracts in the now profitable industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were flat to higher in Monday's auction, with six-month bills reaching their highest level in three weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
U.S. stocks resumed their climb Monday as investors bought stocks that stand to benefit from economic growth, like banks, as well as technology companies, which have been mostly left out of a post-election rally. The Dow Jones industrial set another record high.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:
NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills, which has been struggling with weaker sales for its cereal and yogurt, plans to cut between 400 and 600 jobs around the world as it restructures its business.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies expanded last month at their fastest pace in more than a year, an encouraging sign for the economy.
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