• 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.

    Updated: 9:41 pm

  • In this Friday, May 13, 2016, file photo, a man uses his mobile phone near an Apple store in Beijing. Apple reports financial results Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    As iPhone sale sag, Apple touts apps and services instead

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They’re just about the only part of Apple’s business that’s growing right now.

  • 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.

  • APNewsBreak: Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen’s plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or performance, according to dealers who were briefed by executives on the matter.

  • 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.

  • This Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, photo shows a Chipotle restaurant in Delray Beach, Fla. On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Chipotle reports financial results. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Chipotle out of character in struggle to win back customers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is acting out of character in its desperation to win back customers — a struggle that its most recent sales results indicate could be a long one.

  • This Monday, July 15, 2013, file photo shows the American flag and Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks were down slightly on Thursday, July 21, 2016, despite gains in Asia, after the European Central Bank left its interest rates on hold as it monitors the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stock indexes listless, remain close to record levels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian shares fell Friday as expectations of further stimulus following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union were tempered by the European Central Bank’s decision to keep its monetary policy intact. Comments by the Bank of Japan governor ruling out “helicopter money” for the tepid economy also cast a chill.

  • 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)

    Asians stocks mostly higher as Japan leads on stimulus hopes

    TOKYO (AP) — European stocks were down slightly on Thursday, despite gains in Asian, after the European Central Bank left its interest rates on hold as it monitors the impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

  • This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock indexes crept higher in morning trading Wednesday, July 20, 2016, after companies reported profits that were stronger than expected, if not strong. Technology stocks led the way following an encouraging report from Microsoft, which helped offset weakness in the energy and raw-materials sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks edge higher, led by gains in technology

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday as Japan’s benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street.

  • In this undated photo provided by Macy's Inc., the department store's new mobile tool is demonstrated. Macy’s is testing a new mobile tool that uses artificial intelligence to help customers navigate throughout the store. It comes as the nation’s largest department store chain tries to improve customer experience in the wake of sluggish sales and stiffer competition. (Tristan Fuge/Macy's Inc. via AP)

    Macy’s tests artificial intelligence tool to improve service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they’re in — like where a particular brand is located or what’s in stock — that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face.