• 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.

  • Colorado candy manufacturer to move to New Mexico

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado manufacturer of candy and cough drops is relocating to New Mexico.

  • In this photo taken Tuesday April, 5. 2016 author Hadiza Nuhu Gudaji, reads through one of her novels in her bedroom in Kano, Nigeria. In the local market stalls are signs of a feminist revolution with piles of poorly printed books by women, as part of a flourishing literary movement centered in the ancient city of Kano, that advocate against conservative Muslim traditions such as child marriage and quick divorces.  dozens of young women are rebelling through romance novels, many hand-written in the Hausa language, and the romances now run into thousands of titles.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Romances by women authors in Nigeria challenge traditions

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of poorly printed books by women that advocate forcefully against conservative Muslim traditions such as child marriage and quick divorce.