• This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks fell Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in lackluster trading as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday for hints on a possible further interest rate increase. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Stocks drift between small gains and losses on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving lower in afternoon trading Thursday as investors sift through a handful of earnings reports. Tiffany & Co. rose on higher profits, but Signet Jewelers and Dollar General fell after reporting results that disappointed investors.

    Updated: 12:21 pm

  • In this Thursday, July 21, 2016, file photo, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, after a meeting of the governing council. The Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan have pumped trillions of dollars into global financial markets and taken the radical step of pushing interest rates below zero in Europe and Japan. But the results have been lackluster. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

    Bold moves, tepid gains: Have central banks met their limit?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s key central banks have worked themselves into contortions to try to rev up economic growth, raise inflation and coax consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more.

    Updated: 4:30 am

  • In this Nov. 21, 2013, file photo, with the Empire State building in the background, the Macy's logo is illuminated on the front of the department store in New York. It turns out there’s a wealth gap among companies, just like among people. Of the $1.8 trillion in cash that’s sitting in U.S. corporate accounts, half of it belongs to just 25 of the 2,000 companies tracked by S&P Global Ratings.  In March 2016, S&P cut its ratings on Macy's to BBB, two notches above junk, as competition from internet retailers continues to dig into the department store chain's sales. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets

    NEW YORK (AP) — America has a debt problem, but it’s not what you think.

  • This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street early Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, as the market gives back a modest gain from the day before. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Stocks edge lower as mining and materials companies slip

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares wavered in thin but volatile trading in Asia on Thursday, following a bleak day on Wall Street led by declines in health-care stocks as outrage mounts over steep price hikes for Mylan’s EpiPens. Investors are awaiting a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s on Friday.

  • Students flock to Texas gym run by family of Simone Biles

    SPRING, Texas (AP) — If she is ever to win Olympic medals in gymnastics like Simone Biles, Flynn Jackson first must vanquish the noise monsters.

  • 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.

  • Diana Downard, 26, a Bernie Sanders supporter who now says she will vote for Hillary Clinton, has drinks with friends at a pub in Denver on July 6, 2016. "Millennials have been described as apathetic, but they're absolutely not," says Downard "Millennials have a very nuanced understanding of the political world." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith

    The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults — now nearing 20 themselves — find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry.

  • Diana Downard, 26, a Bernie Sanders supporter who now says she will vote for Hillary Clinton, has drinks with friends at a pub in Denver on July 6, 2016. "Millennials have been described as apathetic, but they're absolutely not," says Downard "Millennials have a very nuanced understanding of the political world." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith

    The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults — now nearing 20 themselves — find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry.

  • In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were moving mostly lower in early trading Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, as investors looked ahead to the Fed’s meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for clues on timing for possible interest rate hikes. A drop in oil prices pulled energy companies lower, along with the broader market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Stocks fall in early trading as oil prices decline

    HONG KONG (AP) — Most stock markets in Asia moved sideways on Tuesday as the summer doldrums and a lack of economic data ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Fed chief kept investors on the sidelines.

  • In this Sept. 7, 2013 file photo, members of the Tokyo 2020 delegation celebrate after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the just completed Summer Games in Brazil, but challenges remain, especially when it comes to finances and generating enthusiasm among home audiences. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

    After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

    BEIJING (AP) — For the Olympics, it’s so-long Rio, hello Asia.