• Correction: Abbott-St Jude Acquisition story

    In a story April 28 about an Abbott Laboratories plan to buy St. Jude Medical, The Associated Press reported erroneously the deal’s value. Abbott Laboratories will spend $25 billion to buy St. Jude Medical, not $19.3 billion.

  • This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets mostly fell Friday, April 29, 2016,  after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks skid on weak health care results; Europe slumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses.

  • Correction: Earns-Dr Pepper Snapple Group story

    PLANO, Texas (AP) — In a story April 27 about Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s first-quarter earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company makes Fiji Water. Dr Pepper distributes Fiji Water.

  • This April 29, 2014, file photo, shows an Exxon sign at an Exxon gas station in Carnegie, Pa. Low oil prices have helped cost Exxon its pristine "AAA" credit rating from Standard & Poor's, a label it held for over six decades, S&P announced Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Stung by low oil prices, Exxon loses ‘AAA’ rating from S&P

    NEW YORK (AP) — Low oil prices have helped cost Exxon its pristine “AAA” credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, a label it held for over six decades.

  • This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were trading largely higher Tuesday, April 26, 2016, as traders digested a raft of corporate earnings statements from around the world in the run-up to the latest policy decisions from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks rise with oil prices, machinery companies climb

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after an overnight surge in oil prices raised questions about the outlook for the energy sector. Investors are watching for the outcome of policy meetings by the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan.

  • This Monday, July 15, 2013, file photo shows the American flag and Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks fell Monday, April 25, 2016, ahead of policy decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan, and a raft of earnings statements from major companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stocks dip, following losses in global markets

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings, as commodity prices ran out of steam, dragging on big miners.