Economy

FILE - In this July 8, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines jet, front, is pushed back from a gate at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. United Continental Holdings, Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 19, 2017 - 6:03 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Shares of United Airlines dropped more than 12 percent on Thursday — their biggest one-day percentage decline in eight years — after a contentious conference call that caused analysts to question whether United executives are making progress on their turnaround plan. Analysts...
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Trader Joseph Lawler, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Technology companies and banks are leading U.S. stocks slightly lower in early trading on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 19, 2017 - 3:36 pm
Technology companies pulled U.S. stocks slightly lower in late-afternoon trading Thursday, placing the market on course to snap a four-day winning streak. Cruise lines, fast-food restaurants and other consumer-focused companies also declined. A slide in crude oil prices weighed on energy stocks...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to a European Union summit Thursday with a pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
October 19, 2017 - 9:34 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit talks between the European Union and the U.K. (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The former head of Britain's MI6 intelligence agency says Brexit could leave the country "poorer and weaker" and with less global influence. John Sawers says leaving the European...
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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), right, and the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street closed at record highs. Data showed that China’s quarterly growth slowed slightly but was in line with expectations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 19, 2017 - 7:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks mostly fell Thursday after data showed that China's economic growth slowed slightly and tensions rose over the Spanish region of Catalonia's bid for independence. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.5 percent to 7,507 and France's CAC 40 fell 0.6 percent...
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In this Oct. 15, 2017, historic Holden cars parade through the streets of Adelaide, Australia. The Australian auto manufacturing era ends after more than 90 years on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 when General Motors Co.'s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide. The nation has already begun mourning the demise of a home-grown industry in an increasing crowded and changing global car market. (David Mariuz/AAP Image/ via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 6:53 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co.'s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday. The nation has already begun mourning the demise of a home-grown industry...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, presides over the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Xi on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 19, 2017 - 1:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — The crucial parts are being held behind closed doors, but journalists, academics and more than a billion Chinese citizens are closely watching for any public hints signaling change at this week's twice-a-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party. Possible outcomes include the...
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In this March 24, 2017, photo, men walk by a freight vessel at the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan reports its trade surplus leaped nearly 38 percent in September from a year earlier, on strong shipments of cars, car parts and machinery to China and the U.S. Customs data released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, showed exports rose 14 percent year-on-year to 6.8 trillion yen ($60.3 billion) while imports climbed 12 percent to 6.1 trillion yen ($54.3 billion). (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 18, 2017 - 11:53 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade surplus leaped nearly 38 percent in September from a year earlier, on strong shipments of cars, car parts and machinery to China and the U.S., according to customs data released Thursday. Exports rose 14 percent year-on-year in value to 6.8 trillion yen ($60.3 billion)...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, as IBM surges on third-quarter profit and health care companies, banks and technology firms also rise. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 18, 2017 - 11:40 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street closed at record highs. Data showed that China's quarterly growth slowed slightly but was in line with expectations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 21,474.80, while South Korea's Kospi slipped...
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President Donald Trump applauds members of the audience before speaking at the Heritage Foundation's annual President's Club meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 18, 2017 - 10:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local): 10 p.m. A bipartisan group of governors is urging congressional leaders to support a plan to calm health insurance markets after President Donald Trump blocked federal subsidies to insurers. The...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, left, and Tam Ma of the advocacy group, Health Access California, discuss a lawsuit filed by 19 attorneys general over President Donald Trump's decision to end health care subsidies during a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra is leading the lawsuit, which seeks an emergency order requiring that the payments continue to be made. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
October 18, 2017 - 7:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week. The monthly payments would normally be...
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