As housing market wavers, brokers strategize to get buyers
NEW YORK (AP) — The persistently slow housing market has Debra Goodwin creating cooking videos to try to sell a house. Glenn Phillips finds himself explaining to sellers the reasons why they might have to take a loss on their homes.
Big losses for railroads pull industrial companies lower
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes were posting slight losses in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday as a weak showing for railroad operator CSX pulled industrial companies broadly lower.
US home construction slips 0.9% to 1.25 million in June
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction slipped last month as an uptick in the building of single-family homes was offset by a big drop in apartment construction.
Congress grills Big Tech over competition, money and power
Big Tech faced tough questions Tuesday as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook's plan for a new digital currency.
Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emojis
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but also expand the number of images of human diversity.
US objects to French tax on tech firms as G-7 gets under way
CHANTILLY, France (AP) — The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies near Paris this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade.
AP FACT CHECK: UK leadership contenders make wild promises
LONDON (AP) — Promises have been flying thick and fast in Britain's Conservative leadership race, ranging from the plausible to the wild.
EU probes Amazon over use of retailer info to gain edge
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to more closely regulate big tech companies, saying Wednesday it was investigating whether U.S.
Global stocks mostly fall as Wall Street ends winning streak
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares drifted lower Wednesday as investors await another batch of corporate earnings following Tuesday's mostly disappointing results, which put an end to Wall Street's five-day winning streak.
APNewsBreak: Nuclear commission considers fewer inspections
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country's nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety.
US wants role in efforts to settle South Korea-Japan dispute
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States will "do what it can" to help resolve festering trade and political disputes between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S.
Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew
CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S.
Asian stocks mixed as Wall Street ends 5-day winning streak
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak after the first big round of corporate earnings reports.
US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker three days ago, leading the U.S.
California pot seller asks court to void county delivery ban
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California. A licensed cannabis company has sued Santa Cruz County, claiming that it's violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas.
Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chevron was nearly booted from Venezuela in 2007 during a nationalization drive led by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez.
Despite grounding of Boeing plane, United 2Q profit rises
United Airlines glided through the first part of summer, as strong travel demand pushed average fares higher, but the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets will become a bigger challenge in the months ahead.
Facebook's currency plan gets hostile reception in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users' data.
CSX 2Q profit down 1% on weaker volume
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — CSX second-quarter profit slipped 1%, falling short of what Wall Street expected as the railroad hauled 4% less freight.
Bayer moving 500 jobs from North Carolina to St. Louis
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG is closing its crop science division headquarters in North Carolina and moving 500 jobs to the St.
Trump administration blasts WTO ruling on China
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration blasted a World Trade Organization decision Tuesday that could let China levy sanctions on the United States.
Von der Leyen confirmed as new European Commission president
BRUSSELS (AP) — Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage.
Powell says financial crisis accelerated economic changes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the 2008 financial crisis accelerated major changes in the U.S.
6 minutes: Man haunted by family's final moments on 737 Max
When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. "I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark," Njoroge says.
Retail rivals crash Amazon's Prime Day party
NEW YORK (AP) — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it's benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group.