Neglect, rain threatening 'Sistine Chapel of the Andes'

CURAHUARA DE CARANGAS, Bolivia (AP) — A buttress supporting an adobe wall has collapsed and grass overgrows the patio of the four-century-old church whose dazzling murals depicting biblical scenes and...

US indexes climb as Netflix leads internet stock surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. are rising Tuesday morning as Netflix leads a rally in internet and technology companies after saying it will raise prices for its subscription plans. Major U.S. com...

Daxi residents feel robbed by Kaohsiung’s promotion of Fong Fei-fei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some residents of Daxi, Taoyuan, feel robbed by Kaohsiung City Government’s abrupt promotion of Taiwan’s legendary singer Fong Fei-fei (鳳飛飛), saying that Daxi ...

US stocks slide, erasing early gains as oil price falls

U.S. stocks veered lower Friday morning, giving back early gains as the market continued to be gripped by volatile trading. Technology companies and energy stocks accounted for much of the decline. Ho...

New Mexico tribe celebrates return of pueblo cultural items

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal and federal officials celebrated the return Wednesday of dozens of cultural items to Acoma Pueblo's nearly 1,000-year-old village in New Mexico after the tribe spent ye...

Johnson & Johnson, Adobe and Starbucks dip; Sealed Air rises

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Adobe Inc., down $18.08 to $230 The software company gave a disappointing profit foreca...

Global stocks slide following weak reports from China

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sagging Friday after weak economic data from China has investors worrying about the global economy again. China's government said industrial output and ret...

Markets Right Now: Concerns about China's economy hit stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): ___ 9:35 a.m. U.S. stocks are following global market indexes l...

In Brazil backlands, termites built millions of dirt mounds

PALMEIRAS, Brazil (AP) — Roy Funch, an American botanist who has lived and worked in Brazil's hardscrabble northeast for decades, long looked at huge cone-shaped mounds of mud in the distance and wond...

US stocks climb as technology companies gain ground

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are rising Wednesday morning as software maker Salesforce leads a rally in technology companies. Health care stocks are also higher. Luxury retailer Tiffany is dropp...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are increasingly merging

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending into one big holiday shopping event as more customers buy items online and...

Adults want cozy, kids want gross: 4 holiday trends to watch

NEW YORK (AP) — Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples. Those are just some of the trends expec...

Stores usher Black Friday with easier ways to get deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers aren't just ushering the official start of the holiday season with the usual expanded hours and fat discounts on big TVs and toys. They're offering new ways...

Shoppers spend freely heading into the holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are spending freely heading into the holidays, but heavy investments and incentives like free shipping by retailers are giving Wall Street pause. Target Inc....

PG&E and Spectrum Brands fall while Resolute Energy rises

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Resolute Energy Corp., up $4.21 to $34.70 Cimarex agreed to buy the energy company for $35...