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  • California Nov 25, 2019

    Charles Schwab Buys TD Ameritrade in Brokerage Blockbuster

    Charles Schwab is buying rival TD Ameritrade in a $26 billion stock swap, a blockbuster agreement brought about by massive disruption in the online brokerage industry. Bowing to competitive pressure, brokerages have made it free for customers to trade U.S. stocks online. A combination of two of the biggest players in the industry would allow Schwab to save billions of...

  • New Jersey Nov 23, 2019

    Chicken Fried Rice Recalled; May Have Plastic Bits

    A Mississippi company is recalling more than 86 tons of chicken fried rice because it may contain bits of plastic. Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc. of Oakland, Mississippi, reported the problem after customers complained, according to recall notice Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Google Changes Rules on How Political Ads Target Audiences

    Google is making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people. The company said that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S. political ads based on broad categories such as gender, age and postal code. Currently, ads can be tailored for more specific groups — for instance, using information gleaned from public voter...

  • Donald Trump Nov 19, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Stretches in Assailing Witnesses

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused witnesses at the House impeachment hearings of spreading word-of-mouth information about matters they have no knowledge of themselves. But the testimony of Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams did not come from a rumor mill. Both listened directly to Trump’s phone conversation with Ukraine’s president in July and had their own concerns about...

  • Donald Trump Nov 19, 2019

    WATCH: Tim Morrison’s Opening Statement From Impeachment Hearing

    Tim Morrison, the former NSC official in charge of overseeing Russia and Europe policy, makes his opening statement during an impeachment hearing on Nov. 19, 2019.

  • Donald Trump Sep 29, 2019

    Could Washington’s Impeachment Drama Spark China Trade Deal?

    The Democratic impeachment inquiry may do at least one thing for President Donald Trump: It could give him more incentive to resolve his trade war with China. As the political heat rises in Washington, a deal with Beijing would allow Trump to claim a much-needed victory and divert some attention from an explosive congressional investigation into his dealings with Ukraine....

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2019

    Fresh US-China Trade Worries Erase Early Gains for Stocks

    Wall Street closed out a volatile week with losses Friday as investors worried that upcoming trade talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing could be in trouble. The selling, which erased modest early gains for the market, snapped a three-week win streak for the S&P 500. The benchmark index is still up 2.2% for September....

  • Donald Trump Aug 29, 2019

    Attacks by US Extremists Lead to Push for Anti-Terror Laws

    A white man opens fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Another man kills 11 Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a spotlight on the idea of “domestic terrorism,” adding momentum to a debate about whether such attacks should be classified and tried...

  • Donald Trump Aug 20, 2019

    White House Insists ‘Fundamentals’ of Economy Are Strong

    The “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump’s reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway declared to reporters, “The fact is, the fundamentals of our economy are very strong,” It’s a phrase with...

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2019

    N. Korea Fires More Projectiles, Rules Out Talks With South

    North Korea on Friday bluntly criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in for continuing to hold military exercises with the U.S. and his rosy comments on inter-Korean diplomacy, and said Pyongyang has no current plans to talk with Seoul. The statement by an unidentified government spokesman came hours before South Korea’s military detected two projectiles North Korea fired into the sea...

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2019

    North Korea Confirms Another Test of Rocket Launcher System

    North Korea said Saturday its leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance the country’s ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there. The report by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency came a day after South Korea’s military said it detected North Korea firing projectiles...

  • Mexico Jul 9, 2019

    US Returns First Group of Asylum Seekers to Nuevo Laredo

    The so-called Remain in Mexico program for U.S. asylum seekers expanded to another Mexican border city with the arrival of a first group of migrants to Nuevo Laredo on Tuesday. The approximately 10 migrants had crossed the border to seek U.S. asylum on Monday and will now have to wait in Mexico as their applications are processed. Lucía Ascencio of...

  • China Jun 20, 2019

    S&P 500 Index Closes at Record High as Stock Rally Continues

    Wall Street capped a broad rally for stocks Thursday by driving the S&P 500 index to an all-time high. The milestone, which eclipsed the benchmark index’s last record close on April 30, underscores a swift rebound for the market in June that has erased the losses from a 6.6% dive in May. The major U.S. stock indexes are up more...

  • Facebook May 9, 2019

    Parents Can’t Delete What Kids Tell Amazon Voice Assistant

    Amazon met with skepticism from some privacy advocates and members of Congress last year when it introduced its first kid-oriented voice assistant , along with brightly colored models of its Echo Dot speaker designed for children. Now those advocates say the kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations....

  • spokesman Apr 5, 2019

    Biden Jokes About Hugs in 1st Speech Since Complaints About Behavior

    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday made light of his recent controversy about crossing physical boundaries with women, and he signaled in a resolute speech to union activists that’s he’s ready to run for president as a moderate Democrat in party that has been drifting left. Biden, 76, opened his speech to a conference of electrical workers joking that...

  • driver Dec 29, 2018

    Wall Street Faces Annual Losses Despite Solid Gains for Week

    Wall Street capped a week of volatile trading Friday with an uneven finish and the market’s first weekly gain since November. Losses in technology, energy and industrial stocks outweighed gains in retailers and other consumer-focused companies. Stocks spent much of the day wavering between small gains and losses, ultimately unable to maintain the momentum from a two-day winning streak. Even...

  • Chairman Dec 10, 2018

    Nissan, Executives Charged With Underreporting Pay

    Tokyo prosecutors have charged Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly underreporting income. The charges imposed Monday involve allegations Ghosn’s pay was underreported by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015. The prosecutors said earlier that the allegations were the reason for Ghosn’s arrest on Nov. 19. The prosecutors issued statements also outlining...

  • Facebook Nov 28, 2018

    Interracial ‘Star Trek’ Kiss 50 Years Ago Heralded Change

    Fifty years ago — and only one year after the U.S. Supreme Court declared interracial marriage was legal — two of science fiction’s most enduring characters, Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, kissed each other on “Star Trek.” It wasn’t romantic. Sadistic, humanlike aliens forced the dashing white captain to lock lips with the beautiful black communications officer....

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2018

    Tech Stock Rally Helps Snap Losing Streak as Rough Week Ends

    Stocks rebounded Friday, clawing back some of the week’s steep losses, but the turbulent trading of the last few days left no doubt that the relative calm the markets enjoyed all summer had been shattered. Major U.S. indexes ended the week down about 4 percent, their worst weekly loss in six months. An index measuring the performance of small-company stocks...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2018

    Stocks Plunge Again; Dow’s 2-Day Loss Reaches 1,300 Points

    U.S. stocks sank more than 2 percent Thursday, the second day of steep declines around the globe driven by concerns about rising interest rates and trade tensions that could slow economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 545 points after dropping 831 points Wednesday. The two-day loss of 5.3 percent is the biggest for Dow since February. The S&P...

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