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___ Once-counterculture 420 marijuana holiday goes mainstream LOS ANGELES (AP) — Businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry are embrac...

Business Highlights

___ IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pai...

Dubai arena is latest project unveiled despite weaker growth

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This week, Dubai unveiled its latest megaproject: A stadium in the heart of a super luxe shopping and dining destination. The arena, which will hos...

US stock indexes head mostly lower on mixed company earnings

U.S. stock indexes moved mostly lower in early trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings. Losses in health care, technology and financial stocks outw...

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___ To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999 NEW YORK (AP) — The furious rally for stocks this year, so quickly on the heels of last year's scary tum...

To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market has been so hot this year that it might need an ice-cold Fruitopia, or a Zima. The furious rally that's brought the S&P 500 to the brink of anoth...

German government halves 2019 growth forecast to 0.5%

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year and is now predicting growth of only 0.5%. Wednesday's...

CIER cuts Taiwan 2019 GDP growth forecast to 2.15 percent

The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) on Wednesday trimmed its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth rate for 2019 to 2.15 percent, down from 2.18 percent in December. As with ...

Asian shares mixed after encouraging China GDP data

TOKYO (AP) — Major share benchmarks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after China announced its economy grew at a better than expected 6.4% annual pace in the last quarter. Japan's Nik...

Japan reports exports, trade surplus slid in March

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports declined in March as shipments to China dropped more than 9%, pulling the nation's trade surplus sharply lower. The data released Wednesday by the Financ...

China's economic growth steady amid tariff fight with US

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington as Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown started to gain traction. Th...

China reports economic growth held steady at 6.4 percent in latest quarter, the lowest level in a decade

SHANGHAI (AP) — China reports economic growth held steady at 6.4 percent in latest quarter, the lowest level in a decade.

Economy most important bid in event of Terry Gou campaign: Taiwan business leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The economy should be the most important topic if Foxconn Technology Group chief Terry Gou (郭台銘) decides to run for president, said Wang Wen-yuan (王文淵), chairman of the Chinese ...

Asian shares advance as Shanghai rebounds from early losses

TOKYO (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, led by a rally in Chinese shares. Upbeat talk from the White House on trade negotiations with Beijing and reassuring comments from the People's Bank of...

Questions over coverage plague rural broadband expansion

There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She ...