• Recalls this week: Children’s nightgowns, wall ovens

    Heat wraps, children’s nightgowns and electric wall ovens are among this week’s recalled consumer products.

  • This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world are ending the week on a flat note after the Bank of Japan disappointed investors Friday, July 29, 2016, with a smaller than anticipated stimulus. However, the yen surged following Friday's decision. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Stocks fall after Bank of Japan’s stimulus plans disappoint

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly higher in afternoon trading Friday, as investors worked through another mixed batch of corporate earnings, this time from positive results from Google’s parent company Alphabet and Amazon, and disappointing results from oil giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil.

    Updated: 12:33 pm

  • In this Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, file photo, Mark Oldenburg processes outgoing orders at Amazon.com's fulfillment center in DuPont, Wash. The crux of Amazon’s $99 annual Prime loyalty program is its free two-day shipping option. Amazon continues to invest heavily in improving its distribution: Building more distribution centers and looking to the future by partnering with the U.K. to speed up drone testing and readying its own fleet of cargo jets. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

    Amazon’s already large distribution empire keeps expanding

    NEW YORK (AP) — Online shoppers want their packages — now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens.

  • In this Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, Comcast trucks are parked in a lot in the company's Westford, Mass. operations center. Cable companies have poured millions into new tools and hires to try to de-agonize the process of getting cable TV, internet or phone service. It’s part of a years-long effort to try to assuage customers as the specter of “cord-cutting” _ dumping cable for Netflix and the like _ haunts the industry. (AP Photo/Tali Arbel, File)

    And now it’s Comcast vs. the wait for the cable guy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Did you hear the one about the cable company that’s actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it’s no joke.

  • Specialists Dilip Patel, left, and Glenn Carell work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged while noting that near-term risks to the economy have diminished. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US stock indexes slip; Apple jumps on strong earnings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the U.S. economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes as they anticipate more stimulus from Japan.

  • Watford City golf course expanding from 9 holes to 18

    WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — The board that oversees the golf course in Watford City is expanding the facility from nine holes to 18.

  • Daimler’s mytaxi, British rival Hailo to merge

    BERLIN (AP) — Daimler’s mytaxi and British rival Hailo are merging to form Europe’s biggest app-based cab ordering service.

  • In this Friday, May 13, 2016, file photo, a man uses his mobile phone near an Apple store in Beijing. Apple reports financial results Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    As iPhone sale sag, Apple touts apps and services instead

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They’re just about the only part of Apple’s business that’s growing right now.

  • People cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Chinese stocks gained Tuesday but other Asian markets fell after Wall Street declined on losses for energy stocks. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Stocks slightly higher as investors monitor company earnings

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, as strong U.S. economic data raised questions over the likely course for interest rates.

  • In this Monday, May 20, 2013, file photo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during a news conference in New York. On Monday, July 25, 2016, Verizon formally announced that it is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Yahoo’s Mayer: A trailblazer, but no game-changer for women

    NEW YORK (AP) — Marissa Mayer was a rarity: A major tech-company CEO who served while pregnant and, later, as a mother of young children. But her trailblazing has done little to meaningfully improve the second-class status of women in tech, a more deep-seated problem that will take many years — and certainly more than one person — to fix.