Argentina’s Fernandez still inspires loyalty among many

World 11/05/18, 01:06

A battery of corruption allegations and criminal charges against former President Cristina Fernandez hasn't fazed a strong band of hard-core backers, who have helped make her a leading — if undeclared — contender to regain power in next year's elections.Hundreds of supporters, some waving signs saying, "Strength, Cristina!" thronged the ...

Asian shares slide on worries over US-China relations

Business 11/05/18, 00:06

Asian markets tumbled Monday as traders feared that President Donald Trump only reported progress in trade talks with China to score political points as the U.S. midterm elections draw near. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.2 percent at 21,985.05 and South Korea's Kospi dropped 1.6 percent to 2,059.60. Hong ...

Bear specialist Erik Wenum has 30 years of wildlife work

Business 11/03/18, 12:59

Erik Wenum is known as the "bear guy," and it's an apt moniker, given the fact that he's handled nearly 5,000 bears during his tenure with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.He's the bear and mountain lion specialist for the state agency, but truth is, there just isn't enough space on ...

Bear specialist Erik Wenum has 30 years of wildlife work

Business 11/03/18, 08:31

Erik Wenum is known as the "bear guy," and it's an apt moniker, given the fact that he's handled nearly 5,000 bears during his tenure with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.He's the bear and mountain lion specialist for the state agency, but truth is, there just isn't enough space on ...

EU stress tests show banks more robust against a crisis

Europe 11/02/18, 14:01

Europe-wide stress tests show big banks coming through a theoretical financial crisis in better shape than in the last such test two years go.None of the 48 banks subjected to the exercise fell short of the capital yardstick used in earlier exercises, although this year's exercise does not give pass-fail ...

US stocks edge higher after strong jobs report; Apple sinks

Business 11/02/18, 10:13

U.S. stocks are rising Friday after the federal government said employers added 250,000 jobs in September, far more than analysts expected. Hourly pay jumped 3.1 percent, the most since the beginning of 2009.Companies including Starbucks and Symantec are climbing after their third-quarter reports as the market continues to recover from ...

Asia shares reap big gains on news of Trump-Xi phone chat

Business 11/02/18, 03:29

Asian shares advanced Friday after President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke by phone and the Chinese state media reported progress in resolving trade tensions between their two countries. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 3.8 percent to 26,365.04 and the Shanghai Composite index added 2.7 ...

Iran braces for oil sanctions after currency crash, protests

World 11/02/18, 02:09

Iran is bracing for the restoration of U.S. sanctions on its vital oil industry next week, as it grapples with an economic crisis that has sparked sporadic protests over rising prices, corruption and unemployment. The oil sanctions, set to take effect on Monday, will target the country's largest source of revenue ...

China’s Xi promises tax cuts, other help to entrepreneurs

China 11/02/18, 00:55

President Xi Jinping has promised tax cuts and other help to China's entrepreneurs in a renewed effort to revive growth in a cooling, state-dominated economy amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. Xi's comments, reported Friday by state media, follow a decline in Chinese economic growth to a post-global crisis low ...

FACT CHECK: Ads attack Stitt’s mortgage business record

Business 11/01/18, 13:22

Republican nominee for Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt has been criticized by his Democrat opponent for his record as the head of a mortgage company.Stitt, running as a businessman and outsider, is locked in a tight race against Democratic Drew Edmonson, a former attorney general who served 16 years before making ...

Bank of England warns of economic shock if Brexit talks fail

Europe 11/01/18, 11:21

The Bank of England warned Thursday that Britain could suffer an economic shock if it crashes out of the European Union without a deal, saying it could cause gridlock at ports and an inflation-rearing fall in the pound that could require an increase to interest rates.After the bank kept its ...

As stock prices go on discount, their biggest buyers return

Business 11/01/18, 10:53

The biggest buyers of stocks are coming back.More than any other group, companies themselves are the largest purchasers of their own shares. But they were notably absent from the market the last few weeks, just as stock prices were tumbling on worries about global trade and rising interest rates.Businesses were ...

Health care and banks lead US stocks higher for a third day

Business 11/01/18, 10:11

Stocks are higher Thursday morning as major indexes extend a rebound into a third day.Health care companies are rising after insurer Cigna topped Wall Street's expectations in the third quarter and raised its estimates for the rest of the year, while a big gain in AIG is helping send financial ...

Asian shares mixed on doubts over Chinese stimulus

Business 11/01/18, 03:14

Asian markets were mixed Thursday as traders wondered if the Chinese government could shore up its economy without weakening the yuan as manufacturing slows.KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1.5 percent to 25,347.71 while Japan's Nikkei 225 index tumbled 1.1 percent to 21,687.65. The Shanghai Composite index added 0.1 ...

Strong reports from Facebook and GM send US stocks climbing

Business 10/31/18, 10:21

Stocks are climbing again Wednesday morning as investors applaud quarterly results from companies including Facebook, General Motors and Estee Lauder.After a rally a day earlier, the S&P 500 index is now on track for its first two-day winning streak since late September. The index is still down 6.6 percent in ...

Asian shares climb on strong US earnings; BOJ stands pat

Business 10/31/18, 02:36

Asian markets rose on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 2.2 percent to 21,920.46 and the Shanghai Composite index added 1.2 percent to 2,598.68. Hong Kong's Hang Seng ...

Helped by solid earnings, US stock indexes turn higher again

Business 10/30/18, 10:16

Stocks turned mostly higher on Wall Street Tuesday morning as investors were encouraged by some solid earnings reports from several big U.S. companies. Oreo maker Mondelez rose and athletic gear maker Under Armour soared after reporting their latest quarterly results. Banks rose along with interest rates. Utilities and real estate investment trusts ...

End of austerity? Britain’s poor to see little improvement

Europe 10/30/18, 08:07

Much of Britain will continue to feel the effects of eight years of spending cuts, even after the government's Treasury chief heralded the end of austerity by splashing out billions of pounds for health, transportation and small business in his latest budget.As the country prepares for a potential economic hit ...

Asian stocks rally as weaker yuan eases fear of more tariffs

Business 10/30/18, 02:45

Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday as traders took the weaker yuan as a sign that Chinese exports can remain competitive even if a trade dispute with Washington heats up.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.4 percent to 21,434.38 after official data showed that its unemployment rate eased ...

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