Markets Right Now: Stocks end a choppy week slightly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending the week slightly higher after a two-day rally wiped out losses from earlier in the week. The gains Friday were led by technology and banks. Hewlett Packard Enterprise...
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Wind Turbine Rebellion

New rebellion against wind energy stalls or stops many wind turbine developing projects GLENVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. The slowly...
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Walmart beat up by Amazon in fourth quarter results

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is taking some bruises from its battle with online leader Amazon. The world’s largest retailer reported a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year, signs that underscore...

Wind energy’s future in Ohio is at a crossroads

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Wind energy proposals may dictate industry’s future in Ohio Wind energy’s future in Ohio is at a crossroads. Two much different proposals — one easing restrictions stifling new wind farms and another adding more hurdles for future development — are...
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Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street as the market caps off a solid week of gains. Health care companies were posting some of the biggest gains in early trading Friday....
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APNewsBreak: Caesars to check ‘Do Not Disturb’ rooms daily

By WAYNE PARRY , Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world’s largest casino companies will check its guests’ hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a “Do Not Disturb” sign hanging on the doorknob. Caesars Entertainment has become...

5 ways to track rising inflation, that investors fear

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly a decade of being all but invisible, inflation — or the fear of it — is back. Tentative signs have emerged that prices could accelerate in coming months. Pay raises may be picking up a bit. Commodities...
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US stocks struggle to stabilize after early ‘correction’

By ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer Stocks struggled to stabilize Friday as investors sent prices climbing, then slumping in unsteady trading a day after the market entered its first correction in two years. The up-and-down swings followed a drop of 10 percent from the latest...
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Dow plunges 1,175 points in worst day for stocks since 2011

By MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years. Two days of steep losses have erased the market’s gains from the start of this year and ended a...

Big pay gains for US workers contribute to Wall St. sell-off

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay raises, the U.S. economy’s Achilles’ heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month — a trend that fanned inflation fears and sent bond yields rising...