• US stocks little changed as health care debate continues

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda.

    Updated: 9:14 pm

  • Trump’s SEC pick, an ex-Goldman lawyer, to face skepticism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington.

  • US stocks slip further as steep losses for banks continue

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a shaky start, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Wednesday as technology and industrial companies rose. Banks fell with interest rates as the market came off its biggest loss in five months.

  • Stocks sink as banks, industrials take broad losses

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares fell in Asia early Wednesday after U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months. The sell-off overnight on Wall Street was spurred by obstacles to a health care bill backed by President Donald Trump that also raised questions over prospects for his agenda of boosting growth by cutting taxes and regulations.

  • Venezuela’s troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo

    Amid continuing economic turmoil, Venezuela skipped heating oil contributions to a Massachusetts-based nonprofit for a second consecutive winter, signaling that the popular program that began with fanfare after Hurricane Katrina may be kaput.

  • US stocks open mixed as banks fall while tech companies rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — After an early-afternoon slump, U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Monday in a quiet day of trading. Banks fell along with bond yields as stocks declined for a third straight day.

  • Child prostitution charges brought against Oklahoma lawmaker

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors on Thursday filed child prostitution charges against a Republican state senator after police found him in a hotel room with a 17-year-old boy.

  • US stock indexes hold steady while overseas markets rally

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Friday, weighing prospects that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates as many times as some investors expect.

  • Economist: Trump policies likely to drive up dollar

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When President Donald Trump this year said the dollar might be “too strong,” he added a new twist to how the U.S. government talks about its currency.