W.Va. beauty queen takes over as farmer’s market chief

Business 05/26/19, 09:23

It's hard to imagine someone's life coming full circle by the time they reach 28 years of age — but it's fair to say, that's exactly what's happened for Nichole Greene, 2016's Miss West Virginia USA and now the executive director for Charleston's Capitol Market."I am born and raised in ...

Students are brewing moonshine, and career opportunities

Science 05/25/19, 07:12

The smoke from a coal seam fire once obscured the smell of stills in the hollows of southern Perry County near New Straitsville, hiding the odors of moonshine creation from the revenuers hoping to shut them down.One hundred years later, the pungent smell of corn mash lingers in a former ...

Guardsman recalls Hurricane Michael

U.S. 05/25/19, 03:01

Longtime Sarasota-area resident Chris Dillon is no stranger to hurricanes. Riding out a direct hit from Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base in October tested the veteran Florida Army National Guard lieutenant colonel's nerve and spurred him to double down on preparedness plans for his family. The National Hurricane Center recently ...

Discovery’s Zaslav, Disney’s Iger among highest paid CEOs

Business 05/24/19, 10:26

Here are the highest paid CEOs in the S&P 500 index for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.The AP's compensation study covered 340 executives at S&P 500 companies who have served at least two full consecutive fiscal years at their respective companies, which ...

CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind

Tech 05/24/19, 10:20

Did you get a 7% raise last year? Congratulations, yours was in line with what CEOs at the biggest companies got. But for chief executives, that 7% was roughly $800,000.Pay for CEOs at S&P 500 companies rose to a median of $12 million last year, including salary, stock and other ...

Pennsylvania accuses financial firms of bond price-fixing

U.S. 05/24/19, 09:36

Pennsylvania's treasury department is accusing about a dozen large financial firms of working together to illegally inflate the price of bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over seven years.A federal court filing by Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella late Thursday cites what his office says is evidence from a ...

US stocks rebound, but still face losses for the week

Business 05/24/19, 09:25

U.S. stocks rebounded in morning trading on Wall Street Friday, but were still on track for a third straight week of losses. The market has been swaying between gains and losses all week as investors face the prospect that the trade war between the U.S. and China will drag on longer ...

Global stocks recover with focus on trade, Brexit

Business 05/24/19, 06:32

Global stocks are rebounding following Thursday's sell-off, with markets hoping for an easing in the U.S.-China trade dispute and after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to resign as of June 7. Investors appear to hope May's pending resignation could unblock the political stalemate over Brexit. Some analysts are ...

Asia shares retreat on fears China-US trade row might spread

Business 05/23/19, 23:15

Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as worries that the standoff between the U.S. and China over trade might expand put investors in a selling mood. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.5% to 21,053.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.7% at 6,445.40. South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.9% to 2,040.81. Hong Kong's ...

Markets Right Now: Stocks open sharply lower on trade fears

Business 05/23/19, 08:48

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are falling at the open on Wall Street as investors worry about an apparent stalemate in trade talks between the U.S. and China.A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that China is open to more talks on trade. ...

Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?

Europe 05/23/19, 06:22

The European Parliament elections that start Thursday have never been so hotly anticipated, with many predicting that this year's ballot will mark a coming-of-age moment for the euroskeptic far-right movement. The elections, which run through Sunday and take place in all of the European Union's 28 nations, have never had stakes ...

Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

Business 05/23/19, 01:45

Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 1.2% to 2,858.21 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 1.6% to 27,264.42. The Kospi in South Korea was 0.3% lower ...

Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

Business 05/22/19, 22:35

Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 0.6% to 2,873.70 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 1.2% to 27,376.69. The Kospi in South Korea was 0.2% lower ...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on trade, Qualcomm ruling

Business 05/22/19, 11:05

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Stocks are lower at midday Wednesday as investors eye developments in the U.S.-China trade dispute. Tech stocks declined. Efforts by the Trump administration to restrict technology sales to Chinese companies have caused volatility in shares of technology companies this week, particularly ...

Asian shares edge higher following advance on Wall Street

Business 05/22/19, 00:53

Shares edged in Asia on Wednesday after a rebound in technology stocks helped power an overnight rally on Wall Street. Investors bought technology shares after the U.S. government opted to temporarily ease off on proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.1% to 21,299.02 and the ...

Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans

America 05/21/19, 23:00

Andreina Cordero started the year skipping meals so her three kids could eat. Her husband, a construction worker, was out of a job. And the family's savings had been devastated by the nation's hyperinflation, limiting Cordero's children to a diet of rice, beans, pasta and fried corn patties.But the family ...

Stocks rebound after US eases off China sales restrictions

Business 05/21/19, 12:35

Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Tuesday, placing the market on track to snap a two-day losing streak. The rally followed the U.S. government's decision to temporarily ease off proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. The news gave a boost to technology sector stocks, which ...

Global markets rise after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

Business 05/21/19, 05:18

Global stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. curbs on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei dragged down Wall Street.Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Sydney advanced. Tokyo and Hong Kong declined.Anxiety over U.S.-Chinese trade tension was reignited by Washington's decision to require export licenses for technology ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

Business 05/21/19, 01:02

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower.Benchmarks in Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney advanced, while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined.Anxiety over U.S.-Chinese trade tension was reignited by Washington's decision to require export licenses for technology sales to ...

Technology stocks push the market lower, extending losses

Business 05/20/19, 10:49

A broad slide by technology companies pushed U.S. stocks lower in late morning trading on Wall Street Monday, extending losses into another week.The U.S. decision to ban technology sales to China's Huawei hammered the technology sector, particularly chipmakers. About one-third of Huawei's suppliers are American chipmakers and investors are worried ...

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