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Asian stocks sink after Wall St rises

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets declined Tuesday after Wall Street rose as a wave of investor concern about possible higher interest rates receded. Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 2, the 61st day of 2021. There are 304 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 2...

Asian shares rise on hopes for US stimulus package

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday on hopes for President Joe Biden's stimulus package and bargain-hunting after sell offs last week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 2.4% in ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, March 1, the 60th day of 2021. There are 305 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 1,...

Asian shares rise on hopes for US stimulus package

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday on hopes for President Joe Biden's stimulus package and bargain-hunting after sell offs last week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 2.2% in ...

Biden US TR nominee Tai vows to end trade 'race to the bottom,' counter China

Katherine Tai, President Joe Biden’s top trade nominee, backed tariffs as a “legitimate tool” to counter China’s state-driven economic model and vowed to hold Beijing to its pr...

Libya's new PM delays naming Cabinet as deadline looms

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s newly-elected prime minister failed to name members of a much-anticipated Cabinet ahead of an expected deadline Thursday, raising questions over whether his transitional governmen...

BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to make...

Asian shares slip on jitters over inflation, interest rates

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Wednesday in Asia as investors weighed the possibility that inflation might prompt central banks to adjust their ultra-low interest rate policies, despite reassurances from ...

Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Missed intelligence was to blame for the outmanned Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certification of the president...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2021. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. ...

Business Highlights

___ New or used? Either way, price hikes squeeze US auto buyers FENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout A...

Asian shares mixed amid vaccine optimism, US tech sell-off

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday after a sell-off of shares in technology companies on Wall Street. Tokyo was closed for a national holiday. South Korea's Kospi slipped...

Australia says Facebook will lift its Australian news ban

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government announced on Tuesday that Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digit...

Ex-House speaker Madigan quits Democratic Party chairman job

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Madigan, the Chicago Democrat who for decades led the Illinois House of Representatives before recently resigning the Legislature amid an ongoing federal probe that implicated h...