Saturday, July 22, 2017

Business News

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds up a sample of a rubber sole used in the production of athletic shoes as he meets with local business leaders and politicians at the top of a roundtable discussion at a New Balance athletic shoe factory Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Lawrence, Mass.

BY PHILIP MARCELO LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday pitched Republican plans for overhauling the nation’s tax code at a shoe factory, as demonstrators outside protested ...
Traders Thomas Ferrigno, left, and Kevin Lodewick work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 20, 2017.

BY MARLEY JAY NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes essentially hit the snooze bar Thursday as investors were relieved the European Central Bank didn’t announce any changes to its ...
In this Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 file photo, Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace navigator Leticia Chaw, right, helps gather information for Jennifer Sanchez to re-enroll in a health insurance plan in Houston.

BY CARLA K. JOHNSON CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning ...
In this May 28, 2014 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson listens to a reporter's question after the annual meeting ExxonMobil shareholders meeting in Dallas.

BY MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. showed “reckless disregard” for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant’s ...
In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, job seeker Dalvin Jones, left, chats with Valmira Haxhimusa during the Opportunity Fair and Forum employment event in Dallas.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits stayed near historic lows, pointing to a robust job market. THE NUMBERS: ...
In this May 11, 2017, photo shows a Sears store in Hialeah, Fla.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa. The announcement Thursday sent shares ...
In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s chief said Wednesday that the first launch of its big new rocket is risky and stands “a real good chance” of ...
Russian computer programmer Stanislav Lisov attends a court hearing at the Spanish National Court in Madrid, Thursday, July 20, 2017, on extradition request to the U.S. for alleged crimes related to the 'NeverQuest' malicious software, which syphoned 855,000 U.S. dollars (743,000 euros) from bank clients in the country.

BY ARITZ PARRA MADRID (AP) — The lawyer defending a Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain says flaws in the extradition request by the United States signal a political motivation ...
President Donald Trump listens during a "Made in America," roundtable event in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Washington.

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has withdrawn or delayed 860 proposed regulations in its first five months, the beginnings of a regulatory overhaul meant to bolster ...
SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a SoftBank World presentation at a hotel in Tokyo, Thursday, July 20, 2017.

BY YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp., says artificial intelligence combined with data gathered by billions of sensors will bring on an “information ...
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