• 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.

  • Investigator of Russian doping to speak at FIFA-hosted event

    ZURICH (AP) — The investigator who detailed Russia’s state-backed doping program will speak at a FIFA-hosted conference on ethics in sport next month.

  • In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte competes in the men's 200-meter individual medley final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Speedo is the first major sponsor to drop swimmer Ryan Lochte as a sponsor. The swimsuit maker owned by PVH in New York says that it doesn’t condone behavior that is counter to its values. Lochte fabricated a tale that he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics. He later apologized. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

    Speedo drops sponsorship of Ryan Lochte

    Less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte took a major financial hit Monday for a drunken incident he initially tried to pass off as an armed robbery.

  • 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.

  • Isaac Sanchez, 28, a driver for ride-hailing company Uber, prepares to speak at a press conference Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M., about Uber's extending the option to request Spanish-speaking drivers. The San Francisco-based Uber announced Monday the launch of uberESPANOL in New Mexico, the nation's most Hispanic state. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    Uber expands Spanish-speaking service to New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Uber on Monday extended its option for customers to request a Spanish-speaking driver to New Mexico — the nation’s most Hispanic state by percentage of population.

  • Rio police seize passports of Irish Olympic delegation staff

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police are blocking Ireland’s top four Olympic executives from leaving Brazil as their ticket scalping investigation expanded with a raid on the team on the final day of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • In this July 17, 2012 file photo, Travelers Chairman and CEO Jay S. Fishman participates in the ceremony ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell, in New York. Fishman, who stepped down in 2015, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2016, after a public battle with ALS disease. He was 63. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Former Travelers CEO Jay Fishman dies at 63 after ALS battle

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Travelers Group insurance company chief executive Jay Fishman, who became a national advocate for research into Lou Gehrig’s disease after being diagnosed with it, died at his home in New Jersey on Friday. He was 63.

  • In this June 11, 2015 file photo, Patrick Hickey, the head of the European Olympic Committee speaks during a news conference on the eve of the opening of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Rio de Janeiro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Hickey accused of scalping tickets for the Summer Games. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

    IOC member Hickey moved to Rio prison during ticket probe

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — European Olympic head Patrick Hickey of Ireland is spending the closing days of the Rio Games in a prison after his arrest in a ticket-scalping scandal, authorities said Friday.

  • This July 9, 2015 photo shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  World stock markets turned lower on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 as investors speculated whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in coming months. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    US stocks skid as market heads lower for the week

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks took small losses Friday to end a quiet week of trading. Energy companies fell as a rally in oil prices faded and investors continue to sell the safe assets they favored earlier this year. Technology and materials companies made small gains.

  • 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.