US stocks head higher, set stage for more milestones

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Friday, extending gains from a day earlier when the market climbed to all-time highs. Technology companies accounted for much of the market’s…

Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions. Source:…

Farm Tour, agriculture program slated Oct. 19-20 in San Angelo area

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Erin Kimbrough, 979-847-6185, Erin.Kimbrough@ag.tamu.edu Makenzie McLaurin, 979-862-1913, Makenzie.McLaurin@ag.tamu.edu The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service helps current and former military service members with information and…

The Latest: Pound falls after May says Brexit at 'impasse'

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, the political divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union (all times local): Source: Business – The Eagle

Economy keeps growing even with rising oil prices

DALLAS (AP) — America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. Source: Business – The Eagle

Average US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.65 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May. Source: Business – The Eagle

EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Britain and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way…

US home sales were flat in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for…

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an…

Cap on tax deductions a big factor in some key House races

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party’s sweeping tax…

World Bank: Global poverty rate drops to record low 10 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global poverty has fallen to a record low. Source: Business – The Eagle

US stocks mixed in early trading; bond yields surge

Major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in early trading Wednesday. Bond yields rose, sending banks higher. Energy stocks rose along with crude oil prices. Homebuilders climbed…

AutoNation chief, after 20 years, is turning over the keys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Jackson is stepping down after almost two decades leading AutoNation, the largest dealership chain in the U.S. Source: Business – The Eagle

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to…

Rhode Island town council joins others boycotting Nike

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council has voted to ask its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, one of a handful of local governments or agencies…

Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks

The Coca-Cola Company said Monday it is “closely watching” the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign cannabis and cannabis-infused products are getting more acceptance in mainstream…

Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Creating a Space Force as a separate military service, as proposed by President Donald Trump, would cost an estimated $12.9 billion in its first five years, according…

Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast. Source:…

Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Source: Business…

Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are frustrated over a glitch that is keeping them from being paid immediately. Source: Business – The Eagle