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US stock indexes mostly lower in early trading; oil rises

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http://www.stl.news - March 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) U.S. stock indexes edged mostly lower in early trading Wednesday, with utilities declining the most. Real estate and financial stocks also fell. Banks were also down as bond yields fell. Consumer goods companies were the biggest gainers. Investors had their eye on the latest company earnings and outlooks. Oil prices headed […]The post US stock indexes mostly lower in early trading; oil rises appeared first on STL.News.

American Airlines buys stake in China Southern Airlines

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http://www.stl.news - BEIJING/March 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, the biggest of China’s three major state-owned carriers, in a bid for a bigger share of the country’s growing travel market. American and China Southern will expand commercial cooperation, possibly in sales, airport facilities and […]The post American Airlines buys stake in China Southern Airlines appeared first on STL.News.

Manufacturer: Drones should transmit identifier for security

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/March 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The world’s largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft continually transmit identification information to help government security agencies and law enforcement figure out which might belong to rogue operators. DJI, a Chinese company, said in a paper released Monday that radio transmissions of an identification code, possibly […]The post Manufacturer: Drones should transmit identifier for security appeared first on STL.News.

Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/March 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Barack Obama’s health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate Democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts. On Twitter on Sunday, Trump warned: “Democrats are smiling in D.C. […]The post Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill appeared first on STL.News.

Elite! Chiozza hits 3 at OT buzzer, Gators beat Wisconsin

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — With 4 seconds left in overtime, Chris Chiozza took off with the ball, hoping to get to the hoop or find an open man. Instead, the Florida point guard stopped short right at the 3-point line and let fly with a shot that will go down in Gators’ history. Chiozza’s 3-pointer […]The post Elite! Chiozza hits 3 at OT buzzer, Gators beat Wisconsin appeared first on STL.News.

Hiring rises in 11 US states last month, gains widely spread

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared with January and was mostly unchanged in the other 39, as stronger U.S. job gains benefited most of the country. Still, pockets of weakness remained. Job gains in February were most robust in states outside the coastal regions that have fared […]The post Hiring rises in 11 US states last month, gains widely spread appeared first on STL.News.

Stocks mixed ahead of US vote seen as Trump bellwether

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http://www.stl.news - TOKYO/March 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday, as investors awaited a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for President Donald Trump’s ability to deliver on campaign promises of tax and regulatory reforms. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX was up 0.4 percent at 11,949 and […]The post Stocks mixed ahead of US vote seen as Trump bellwether appeared first on STL.News.

Global shares tumble on jitters over Trump reform agenda

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/March 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stock markets fell Wednesday, with Tokyo tumbling more than 2 percent, as jitters over U.S. President Donald Trump’s ability to deliver on his reform agenda darkened sentiment. German’s DAX lost 0.7 percent and the CAC 40 in France fell 0.8 percent, while futures showed U.S. stocks were […]The post Global shares tumble on jitters over Trump reform agenda appeared first on STL.News.

Oregon and Quinnipiac crash women’s Sweet 16 field

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http://www.stl.news - NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Oregon and Quinnipiac are crashing the Sweet 16. The two double-digit seeds joined a field of mostly top seeds in the women’s regional semifinals that will be played next weekend. It’s no shock that No. 1s UConn, Baylor, South Carolina and Notre Dame made it out of the first weekend. Seeing […]The post Oregon and Quinnipiac crash women’s Sweet 16 field appeared first on STL.News.

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

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http://www.stl.news - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — The first three days of this year’s NCAA Tournament lacked the drama and multitude of upsets the previous few tournaments had, more March Meh-ness than madness. A scintillating Sunday of games jolted the tournament to life like a triple shot of espresso. The madness is back in March. North Carolina, the […]The post NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16 appeared first on STL.News.

UK police simulate Thames hijacking in anti-terror exercise

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http://www.stl.news - LONDON/March 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Anti-Terror Exercise— British police in inflatable powerboats have boarded a River Thames cruise boat as part of an exercise simulating the hijacking of a tourist vessel in London. The Metropolitan Police force says Sunday’s training exercise is designed to test the emergency services’ response to “a marauding terrorist attack.” It’s the […]The post UK police simulate Thames hijacking in anti-terror exercise appeared first on STL.News.

How a school bomb-scare case sparked a media-vs.-FBI fight

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/March 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The young hacker was told in no uncertain terms: You are safe with me. “I am not trying to find out your true identity,” AP journalist Norm Weatherill assured the teenager in an online chat. “As a member of the Press, I would rather not know who you are as […]The post How a school bomb-scare case sparked a media-vs.-FBI fight appeared first on STL.News.