• This Jan. 21, 2016 file photo shows tourists looking out on the horizon as their boat searches for dolphins in waters off Waianae, Hawaii. Federal regulators are proposing a widespread ban on swimming with Hawaii's spinner dolphins to allow the nocturnal creatures to rest during the day. The National Marine Fisheries Service proposal announced Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, would allow some limited exceptions, given dolphins sometimes approach people. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

    AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

    HONOLULU (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State’s most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it.

  • In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. European stock markets rose on solid economic data Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, while investors in Asia largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Fed chief. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Markets rise following upbeat European business report

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks meandered Wednesday as investors awaited fresh cues from Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rates. Markets were steady following the submarine launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.

  • Daily fantasy sports resumes in New York state

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — DraftKings, FanDuel and other daily fantasy sports companies have been cleared to resume business in New York state.

  • In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 file photo, amusement device inspector Avery Wheelock inspects the safety pins on a children's merry-go-round at the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson, Miss. In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down slides are checked out by state inspectors before customers climb on. But in other places, they are not required to get the once-over. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

    Thrill-ride accidents spark new demands for regulation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about the lack of unified regulation for amusement park rides, The Associated Press erroneously reported which states have no laws regulating the industry. Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. It also incorrectly included South Dakota, which passed a law requiring inspections in 2014.

  • Cheers! 1st drink in 81 years sold in formerly dry town

    BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (AP) — A simple plastic cup of beer has made history by being the first alcoholic drink sold in a small Connecticut town in 81 years.

  • This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are little changed early Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, as the market remains in the doldrums. Energy companies are rising as the price of oil continues a recent recovery and phone companies and health care stocks are trading lower. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stocks wobble as energy companies rise, health care dips

    HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock benchmarks drifted lower Friday as investors hunkered down to mull resurgent oil prices and corporate earnings while awaiting a key speech by the Fed chief next week.

  • Uber employees stand by self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid cars during testing of the vehicles, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Uber said that passengers in Pittsburgh will be able to summon rides in self-driving cars with the touch of a smartphone button in the next several weeks. The high-tech ride-hailing company said that an unspecified number of autonomous Ford Fusions with human backup drivers will pick up passengers just like normal Uber vehicles. Riders will be able to opt in if they want a self-driving car, and rides will be free to those willing to do it, spokesman Matt Kallman said. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

    Uber to use autonomous cars to haul people in next few weeks

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to the general public.

  • In this Monday, April 25, 2016, file photo, staff members talk with visitors as they sit inside a Tesla Model S electric car on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing. With all the attention paid to Tesla Motors’ Autopilot system, you’d think the company was the only one making cars that can almost drive themselves. But many automakers have rolled out cars that do what Teslas do. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

    Tesla isn’t alone with cars that can nearly drive themselves

    DETROIT (AP) — With all the attention paid to Tesla Motors’ Autopilot system, you’d think the company was the only one making cars that can almost drive themselves. But many automakers have rolled out cars that do what Teslas do.

  • In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slipped early Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, as investors continued to sell phone company and utility stocks. Materials companies are the exception, as they’re trading higher as the dollar weakens. Investors are also sifting through reports that showed inflation remained weak in July, but home building and factory production improved. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks earnings hit retailers like Target and Lowe’s

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Wednesday after Wall Street edged higher on news the U.S. Federal Reserve is in no hurry to raise interest rates. Japan’s benchmark fell after the country reported declines in both exports and imports in July.

  • In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slipped early Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, as investors continued to sell phone company and utility stocks. Materials companies are the exception, as they’re trading higher as the dollar weakens. Investors are also sifting through reports that showed inflation remained weak in July, but home building and factory production improved. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks dip as phone stocks fall; earnings hit retailers

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are trading lower Wednesday morning as losses for phone and utility companies continue to drag the market from its recent record highs. Retailers including Target and Lowe’s are skidding after disappointing earnings. The Federal Reserve will release minutes from its July meeting in the afternoon.