• In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 file photo, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde listens to a journalist during a press conference in Lima, Peru. France’s top court ruled on Friday July 22, 2016, that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial in France over a 2008 arbitration ruling handing 400 million euros to a politically-connected business magnate. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

    IMF chief Lagarde to stand trial in French arbitration deal

    PARIS (AP) — France’s top court has ruled that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial in France over a 2008 arbitration ruling that handed 400 million euros to a politically-connected business magnate.

  • 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.

  • This photo combo shows signage for health insurers Humana Inc., Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp., and Anthem Inc. On Thursday, July 21, 2016, federal regulators said they are suing to stop two major health insurance mergers because they say the deals will increase health care costs for Americans and lower the quality of care they get. The Department of Justice said that the combinations of Aetna and Humana and Anthem and Cigna would hurt competition that restrains the price of coverage and reduce benefits, among other drawbacks. (AP Photo)

    Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. government is suing to stop two major health insurance mergers, a move regulators say is needed to protect Americans from potential cost hikes and lower quality care.

  • Fund manager Q&A: What to expect from your bond fund

    NEW YORK (AP) — How many more times can bond funds ride to the rescue when stocks go on another one of their tumbles?

  • Still-low mortgage rates ushering new refi wave

    The last time Mark McCollam refinanced the loan on his three-bedroom house in Los Angeles, he figured mortgage rates would only head higher from there. He was wrong. Not that he’s complaining.

  • 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.

  • In this Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, file photo, the JPMorgan Chase & Co. logo is displayed at their headquarters in New York. In a massive policy shift, the Republican Party has adopted a platform position where they advocate for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, a Great Depression-era law that regulated the U.S. banking industry until it was repealed in 1999. A passage of Glass-Steagall would cause a break-up of the big banks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    In surprise, GOP looks to revive Depression-era banking law

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican Party has taken a page straight out of the campaign books of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

  • IMF says Brexit will drag down world economic growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will reduce global economic growth this year and next, the International Monetary Fund says.

  • Whistleblowers take concerns to New Mexico Supreme Court

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is being asked to intervene in competing efforts to reclaim money from investment firms that paid their way into managing state funds during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

  • A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Asian stocks were mostly lower Tuesday as investors stuck to a holding pattern as they awaited more corporate earnings and a European Central Bank policy meeting later in the week.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Most Asian stocks fall as investors assess global conditions

    HONG KONG (AP) — Global stocks mostly fell Tuesday as investors monitored corporate earnings and further clues about the state of the world economy. Japan’s index jumped on a weaker yen and a Pokemon-powered rally in Nintendo shares.