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Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. H...

Fed: On track to slow support for economy later this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Fed plans to announce as early as November that it will start withdrawing the extraordinary support it unleashed after...

Fields to make first start for Bears with Dalton injured

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears planned to have Justin Fields adjust to the NFL while watching from the sideline as a backup to veteran Andy Dalton. Well, so much for tha...

BC-US--Coffee, US

New York (AP) — Coffee futures trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Wednesday: (37,500 lbs.; cents per lb.) ...

BC-US--Cocoa, US

New York (AP) — Cocoa futures trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Wednesday: (10 metric tons; $ per ton) ...

BC-US--Silver, US

New York (AP) — Silver futures trading on the NY Merc Wednesday: (5,000 troy oz.; cents per troy oz.) ...

BC-US--Gold, US

New York (AP) — Gold futures trading on the NY Merc Wednesday: (100 troy oz.; dollars per troy oz.) ...

BC-US--Sugar, US

New York (AP) — Sugar futures trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Wednesday: (112,000 lbs.; cents per lb.) ...

BC-US--Petroleum, US

New York (AP) — Petroleum futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange Wednesday: (1,000 bbl; dollars per bbl.) ...

BC-US--Copper, US

New York (AP) — Copper futures trading on the NY Merc Wed: (25,000 lbs., cents per lb.) Open...

UK's Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the offing

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson conceded Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. was not imminent as he voiced confidence that the decades-long U.S. ban on imports of ...

Taiwan applies to join CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has filed an official application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade group, Economic Affairs Vice Minis...

Indian officials burn rhino horns to stop illegal trade

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Indian officials burned about 2,500 old rhino horns on Wednesday to spread awareness of the need to protect the rare animal on World Rhino Day. Dozens of Hindu...

Beijing’s silence on impending Evergrande collapse has analysts split over next move

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Persistent default fears eclipsed efforts by the chairman of China Evergrande Group to boost confidence in the embattled firm, with its shares falling by as much as 7% bef...

Taiwan’s Finance Ministry warns of crash as stock market reopens amid Evergrande crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance says it is closely monitoring the market for signs of severe volatility in share prices as the country’s stock market opens on Tuesday (Sept....