US stocks rise toward records, following global tide higher

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pushed upward in early trading Friday, following a global tide higher, as a week clouded by uncertainty about progress in U.S.-China trade talks comes to a close. ...

Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands

NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. ...

Asian shares mostly higher despite US-China trade anxiety

BEIJING (AP) — Stocks logged modest gains Friday in Asia after a lackluster overnight session on Wall Street ended with the market’s third straight drop. Upbeat comments by Chinese o...

Boston overhauling pot review process to close race gap

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is overhauling its process of reviewing marijuana businesses to boost involvement of minority entrepreneurs in Massachusetts’ burgeoning pot industry. The City C...

Norwegian Air taps Jacob Schram as new CEO

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle says it has tapped a new chief executive to succeed Bjoern Kjos, who turned the small domestic carrier into a global airline over 17 y...

Federal Reserve approves merger of BB&T, SunTrust banks

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve has approved the $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust, clearing the last hurdle in creating the sixth-largest bank in the U.S. The com...

Some binge-worthy options for holiday gift season

NEW YORK (AP) — Chances are there’s at least one TV binger on your gift list. Why not go all in for the holidays and wrap up something on-point? Some ideas: POPCORN...

Stocks wobble as investors pause following latest records

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wobbled between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as investors paused following another record-setting day. Major indexes have bee...

2020 hopeful Harris focuses on black women in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kamala Harris is framing an upcoming campaign swing through early voting South Carolina around the voting demographic most sought after in the state’s Democratic primary: black w...

Yahoo Japan, Line to merge business to form online giant

Online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. have announced they are merging. Z Holdings Corp., which owns SoftBank Corp. that operates Yahoo Japan, and Naver Corp. of South Korea, which owns a major...

Asian shares mixed amid cautious mood, eyes on trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are mixed Monday in a cautious mode after Wall Street closed out the week with milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&...

Asian shares mixed amid cautious mood, eyes on trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are mixed Monday in a cautious mode after Wall Street closed out the week with milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&...

Yahoo Japan, Line to merge business to form online giant

TOKYO (AP) — Online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. have announced they are merging. Z Holdings Corp., which owns SoftBank Corp. that operates Yahoo Japan, and Naver Corp. of Sou...

Harris’ Iowa pivot struggles to turn interest into momentum

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — As he watched Kamala Harris speak recently at a historic hotel in northern Iowa, Jim Davis told the California senator she reminded him of Jimmy Carter, the little-known Georgi...

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___ China presses Washington for tariff cut in trade deal BEIJING (AP) — China is pressing Washington to roll back punitive tariffs in an interim trade deal. A gove...