• In this May 3, 2016 file photo, presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski looks out at his supporters during a rally on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Kuczynski assumes Peru’s presidency on Thursday, July 28, with a Cabinet sharing his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree, a reliance on technocrats that could become a liability as a hostile congress and resurgent left look to capitalize on social divisions. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)

    Peru’s new president sworn in surrounded by Ivy League aides

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pedro Pablo Kuczynski assumes Peru’s presidency Thursday with a Cabinet that shares his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree — a reliance on technocrats that could become a liability as he deals with an unfriendly congress and a resurgent left.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks with reporters in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Miranda joked that he is a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursue him with cellphones during a visit to his parents' native Puerto Rico shortly after ending his run on his Broadway hit "Hamilton." (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

    Creator of Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’ visits Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compared himself to a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursued him with cellphones on Wednesday during a visit to his parents’ native Puerto Rico shortly after the end of his run on the Broadway hit “Hamilton.”

  • 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.

  • Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, right, congratulates the Coordinating Minister for Legal, Politics and Security Affairs Wiranto after the inauguration ceremony for the new cabinet members at the State Palace in Jakarta, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts the retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    New Indonesia Cabinet includes reformer, rights abuser

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry.

  • 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.

  • This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were pulling back in early trading Monday, July 25, 2016, following four weeks of gains for the market, as busy investors work through another batch of corporate earnings and wait for the week’s Federal Reserve interest rate decision. Yahoo fell after Verizon Communications announced it would buy most of Yahoo’s internet businesses for $4.83 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Stocks fall; investors look ahead to central bank meetings

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks gained Tuesday but other Asian markets fell after Wall Street declined on losses for energy stocks.

  • Prosecutor: Venezuela first lady’s nephews confess drug deal

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two nephews of Venezuela’s powerful first lady confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) of cocaine into the U.S., according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case.

  • Zimbabwe calls veterans’ statement on Mugabe traitorous

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s government says a surprise statement by the country’s independence war veterans attacking President Robert Mugabe is traitorous and treasonous.

  • Greg Rowe, left, and Vincent Napolitano, bottom, with Livermore Trading Group, monitor stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    US stock indexes inch higher in another listless day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another lazy drift higher for stocks and another record high.

  • People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Asian shares were higher Thursday as Japan's benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Asian shares down as central banks wait and see

    LONDON (AP) — Stock markets turned higher on Friday after surveys suggested the eurozone economy is proving resilient to the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s Brexit vote. A big drop in business activity in the U.K. raised expectations of more central bank stimulus there.