• In this June 16, 2015 file photo, Donald Trump announces that he seek the Republican nomination for president, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors if voters put him in the White House. Economists say he wouldn’t stand a chance: Trump’s boundless self-confidence is no match for the global economic forces that took those jobs away. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Economists dump on Trump boast to bring jobs back from China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors if voters put him in the White House.

  • In this Feb. 4, 2015 file photo, ferries cross the Suez Canal during a media tour in Ismailia, Egypt. Egypt on Thursday, Aug. 6, will unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

    Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest.

  • Asian stocks mostly higher as investors await US data

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low.

    Updated: 3:08 am

  • Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Stocks are mostly higher in early trading as investors focus on the latest earnings and deal news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US stocks edge higher; Allstate slumps on weak earnings

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low.

    Updated: 10:13 pm

  • This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo, shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. Global stocks were uneven Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stocks open mostly higher; Coach gains on results

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly higher in early trading as investors focus on the latest earnings and deal news.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens to an interpreter during a press conference following a meeting with foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 in Doha. Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah on Monday backed the deal on Iran's nuclear program as the best available option, after talks in Doha with US Secretary of State John Kerry. (Brendan Smialowski/pool photo via AP)

    Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion.

  • Traders Anthony Riccio, left, and Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Stocks are opening slightly lower in the U.S. as energy companies slide along with the price of crude oil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Asia stocks uneven as China data weighs on confidence

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were uneven Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike.

  • A man carries a closet past an abandoned branch of the National bank in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. In Athens, the heads of the EU-IMF audit mission met with the Greek ministers of finance and economy with the talks focusing on bank recapitalisation, privatisations and fiscal targets, the finance ministry said.  (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.

  • In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, oil pump jacks work behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N.D. Prices for coal, natural gas, oil and the fuels made from crude such as gasoline and diesel are all far less expensive than they have been in recent years, delivering big breaks for consumers and decimating energy company profits and leading to huge layoffs. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    Fire sale on stuff that burns: Oil, natural gas, coal down

    NEW YORK (AP) — These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.

  • Traders Anthony Riccio, left, and Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Stocks are opening slightly lower in the U.S. as energy companies slide along with the price of crude oil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Energy stocks lead a modest decline in early trading

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks mostly fell Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike.