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FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29. 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 29, 2018 - 10:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher Wednesday morning as technology companies continue to climb. Retailers are falling, with Dick's Sporting Goods taking sharp losses after it reported slower sales than analysts expected. The S&P 500 index is on track for its fourth gain in a...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, a home is under agreement in Stoneham, Mass. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the National Association of Realtors releases its July report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 29, 2018 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts in July to buy homes in July compared to the previous month, as real estate sales are slipping even though economic growth is solid. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index fell 0.7 percent last month to 106.2...
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August 29, 2018 - 9:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit minister says the U.K. and the European Union may not meet their self-imposed October deadline for a divorce deal. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab says there is a "possibility it may creep beyond that." Britain and the EU aim to hammer out an agreement on divorce terms...
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In this June 19, 2018 photo, several ship to shore cranes stack shipping containers on-board the container ship Maersk Semarang while three Ever Green Line refrigerated containers wait to be loaded onto another ship at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the April-June quarter. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
August 29, 2018 - 9:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its strongest gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer spending. The...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Asian stock markets edged higher Wednesday after Wall Street gained on strength in technology and retailing shares. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 29, 2018 - 8:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Wednesday amid signs that Wall Street is taking a breather ahead of a long holiday weekend. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.2 percent at 12,548 while the CAC 40 in France rose 0.2 percent to 5,496. The FTSE 100 index...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with local officials in Omsk, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 8:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday scaled back plans to lift women's retirement age by eight years to 63 as he offered concessions to a package of pension reforms that have hit his approval ratings. While Putin said the general thrust of the policy was justified given...
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August 29, 2018 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce the strongest gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer spending. The...
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The Honeybourne 3, right, a Scottish scallop dredger, in dock at Shoreham, south England, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2018, following clashes with French fishermen in the early hours of Tuesday morning off France's northern coast. French maritime authorities are appealing for calm after fishermen from rival French and British fleets banged their boats in ill-tempered skirmishes over access to the scallop-rich waters off France's northern coast. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 8:30 am
PARIS (AP) — It won't be remembered as one of the great naval encounters between France and England but, unlike at the Battle of Trafalgar, this time French mariners felt they won. Fishermen from rival French and British fleets banged their boats in ill-tempered skirmishes this week over access to...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, visitors use their smartphones in front of a booth for Google at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter dated Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again begin offering the service in the giant Asian market. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 29, 2018 - 7:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the giant market. The joint letter dated Tuesday calls on CEO Sundar Pichai to explain...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018 file photo, a staff member from the Bonhams motor car department poses for photographers with the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 driven by actor Pierce Brosnan in his role as James Bond in the 1995 movie GoldenEye during a photocall at premises of Bonhams auction house in London. Aston Martin, the maker of James Bond's favorite sports car, says it may sell shares for the first time as the company seeks to attract more wealthy buyers with an expanded product range including sedans, sports utility vehicles and even submarines. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
August 29, 2018 - 6:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Aston Martin, the maker of James Bond's favorite sports car, said Wednesday it may sell shares for the first time as it seeks to attract more wealthy buyers with an expanded product range including sedans, sports utility vehicles and even submarines. The company said it will sell at...
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