• This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks continue to slide early Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Technology companies are taking some of the biggest losses as investors weren’t impressed with Apple’s latest results. Energy companies are falling with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    US stocks slip further as Apple pushes tech stocks down

    HONG KONG (AP) — Stocks retreated in most Asian markets on Thursday as investors assessed a fresh round of corporate earnings from major companies across the region.

  • This Wednesday, March 30, 2016, photo shows a Hilton hotel in Richmond, Va. China's HNA Group is buying an approximately 25 percent stake in hotel operator Hilton from Blackstone affiliates in a deal worth about $6.5 billion, in a deal announced Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Another bid from China for US hotel; $6.5B for Hilton stake

    NEW YORK (AP) — HNA Group is snapping up a 25 percent ownership stake of the Hilton hotel chain for about $6.5 billion, the latest attempt by a Chinese interest to acquire real estate in the U.S.

  • In this July 18, 2010, file photo, a TD Ameritrade logo is displayed on the office in Omaha, Neb. Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade Financial Services Inc., announced Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $4 billion, which will help bolster its retail business and more than quadruple the size of its branch network. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated adviser programs.