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January 17, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing’s tariff war with Washington.

KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.8 percent to 2,579.76 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1 percent to 27,013.20. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 1.2…

Financial Markets Wall Street

January 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about beer makers’ focus on cannabis companies, The Associated Press reported erroneously about the specifics of Molson Coors’ investment in cannabis products. Molson has an investment agreement with HEXO Corp., which calls its medical marijuana brand…

January 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Number of furloughed federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubled in week of Jan. 5.

January 17, 2019

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) _ Insteel Industries Inc. (IIIN) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $4.1 million.

On a per-share basis, the Mount Airy, North Carolina-based company said it had net income of 21 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 19 cents per share.

The…

January 17, 2019

LONDON (AP) — A weakened but defiant Prime Minister Theresa May met lawmakers from Britain’s rival Brexit factions Thursday to try to forge a replacement for her rejected European Union exit plan.

But the country’s main opposition leader branded the talks a “stunt,” and May gave little sign she…

Britain Brexit-5

January 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to protect the U.S. from advanced missile threats from China and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems designed to more quickly detect and defeat attacks.

Trump, in a speech at the…

Missile Defense

January 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China.

Details about the…

Missile Defense

January 17, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founded Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the company said. He was 89.

Bogle did not invent the index fund, but he expanded access to no-frills, low-cost investing in 1976 when…

Obit John Bogle

January 16, 2019

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport. Neither knows when they might again start drawing their paychecks.…

Government Shutdown TSA Workers

January 16, 2019

Dow Jones Industrials

High: 24,288.61

Low: 24,119.72

Close: 24,207.16

Change: +141.57

Other Indexes

Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2616.10 +5.80

NYSE Index: 11907.63 +38.95

Nasdaq Composite Index: 7034.69 +10.86

NYSE Amer Composite: 2459.45 —5.86

Russell 2000 Index: 1454.70 +9.48

Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:…

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