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WASHINGTON (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics.The company described Tester and Rosen as champions of …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people. The breached system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season …
DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the government to speed up environmental reviews and streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in the Western United States.Trump signed a memorandum aimed at helping the Central Valley Project and …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs opposed the rule.The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the …
The CEO of a mining company exploded at Wall Street analysts on Friday, saying they don't know how to read financial reports and should quit their jobs."You guys should resign for your lack of knowledge of things," said Lourenco Goncalves, the CEO of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. "You are a disaster. You …
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded.Stocks surged in early trading after better-than-expected …
GENEVA (AP) — No international letters, no international packages: A top official with a 192-country postal union says that's what Americans can expect if the Trump administration goes through with plans to pull out of an international postal treaty over concerns about China.Pascal Clivaz, …
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:Procter & Gamble Co., up $7.06 to $87.30The consumer products company reported a greater-than-expected profit as beauty product revenue rose.PayPal Holdings Inc., up $7.30 to $84.78The payments processor had a …
U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded.On Friday:The S&P 500 index slipped 1 point to 2,767.78.The Dow Jones Industrial …
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The disappearance of a Saudi journalist last seen entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul has shaken confidence in the country as a place to do business, with potential consequences for billions of dollars in investments going into and out of the country.It's …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called "opportunity zones" have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers …
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.U.S. stocks gave up an early rally and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued sell former favorites like retailers.Homebuilders also fell sharply Friday after a realtors' group reported …
HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the …
HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to uphold a first-in-the-nation law against pharmaceutical price gouging.The Maryland law, which was struck down by a federal appeals court panel this year, enabled the state's attorney …
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia presented a united front Friday in support of free trade based on international rules and cooperation, starkly underscoring their differences with U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy.That support for free trade "is the most important signal …
LONDON (AP) — Brexit could leave Britain more vulnerable to attacks like the nerve-agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Salisbury, a former head of the U.K.'s overseas intelligence service said Friday."I don't believe Russia would have used a nerve agent on the streets of an American or …
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy.The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales declined 3.4 percent last month, the biggest drop in 2 ½ years, to a …
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has announced a national effort to reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent.The city's health department said Friday the endeavor is being undertaken by the National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative, a partnership of about 100 health departments and …
MILAN (AP) — The European Union's budget chief sought to ease tensions with Rome on Friday over Italy's rule-busting budget, after markets reacted by pushing up Italy's borrowing costs to the highest levels in five years.Pierre Moscovici told reporters in Rome that he did not see a risk of …

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