US stocks edge higher as technology companies, banks rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies and banks are rising Tuesday morning as U.S. stocks head higher for the second day in a row. Automakers are climbing after China said…

For the first time in 226 years, woman to lead the NYSE

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Stock Exchange for the first time in its 226-year history will be led by a woman. Source: Business – The Eagle

JC Penney's CEO Ellison departs for Lowe's

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney’s CEO Marvin Ellison, one of only a handful of African American CEOs to lead a Fortune 500 company, is leaving to become the top…

Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government. Source: Business – The Eagle

Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move…

Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That’s in contrast to some of…

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to…

First Ever Scratch And Sniff Stamps Debut In Austin Next Month

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Letter writers will soon be able to express their sentiments in words and smells. The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that it will soon issue its first…

George H.W. Bush Arrives At His Summer Home In Maine

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — His home on the rocky coast is former President George H.W. Bush’s happy place, chock full of sea-sprayed memories of boating, golfing, family and friends. But…

Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests. …

Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into UK visa issues

MOSCOW (AP) — An associate of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich confirmed Monday that the Russian billionaire’s British visa has not been renewed. Abramovich was noticeably absent from the…

Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

DUBLIN (AP) — In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country’s decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: “Her…

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration’s temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on…

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Source: Business – The Eagle

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at…

International military company to be based in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A multinational company that develops and builds equipment for military use worldwide is choosing Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as its U.S. headquarters. Source: Business – The Eagle

Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation’s…

Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year. Source: Business – The Eagle

US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the…

Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen…