• In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016 photo, people sunbathe at the Barceloneta beach in Barcelona, Spain. With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal are reaping an economic bonanza from tourism. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Tourism boom fires Iberian economies but leaves some cold

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal are reaping an economic bonanza from tourism.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gestures while being interviewed as part of a conversation at a Radcliffe Day event at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving.

  • In this Wednesday, March 23, 2016, photo, Kayla Mitchell serves a customer at Good Day Cafe in North Andover, Mass. On Friday, May 27, 2016, the Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year.

  • This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world edged higher Thursday, May 26, 2016, as traders interpreted the rise in oil prices to $50 a barrel for the first time this year as a positive sign for the global economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks edge higher, led by consumer companies and banks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday to wrap up their strongest week in almost three months. Banks gained ground after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank intends to keep raising interest rates provided the economy continues to improve.

  • In this May 11, 2016, photo, Jeremy Wiggins poses for a photo in Columbia, Mo. Wiggins, a 20-year-old business administration major at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is a supporter of Donald Trump and has been elected to be a delegate from Missouri to the Republican National Convention where he plans to cast his delegate vote for Trump. While most polls show Bernie Sanders is the overwhelming favorite of millennials, some young voters are taking a serious look at Trump as the primary season rolls on.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Dump Trump? Some millennials aren’t so sure

    COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally in Southern California.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves after a press conference of the Group of Seven Summit in Shima, central Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. The G-7 host, Abe appealed to his fellow leaders to act to avert another global crisis, comparing the current global economic situation to conditions just before the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    G7 leaders pledge action on terrorism, refugees, slow growth

    SHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is failing to yield promised results in Japan.

  • This Jan. 16, 2015 file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, Calif. The price of oil topped $50 a barrel this week for the first time since July, delivering a cash infusion to oil producers and a lift to beaten-down energy stocks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    $50 oil shouldn’t pose major threat to consumers, economy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil topped $50 a barrel this week for the first time since July, delivering a cash infusion to oil producers and a lift to beaten-down energy stocks.

  • In this photo taken May 19, 2016, Kenneth P. Chrzastek poses for a photo at his home in Chicago. Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Thursday, May 26, 2016, found that 44 percent report Social Security will be their biggest source of income during their retirement years. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they’ll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.

  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, looks at Ukrainian jailed pilot Nadezhda Savchenko during their meting in the Presidential Office in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Russia has released jailed pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen imprisoned in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Savchenko’s return heralds new turmoil in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — After being freed from a Russian jail, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko stands to emerge as a wild new force in Ukraine’s already volatile politics.

  • Britain’s small businesses may hold key to EU vote

    LONDON (AP) — With sparks flying from a welder at work behind him, Simon Boyd’s voice rises as he explains why he believes the United Kingdom should leave the European Union even though his company, REIDsteel, has put up buildings across the 28-nation bloc, from the Netherlands to Poland and Italy.