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Dow Jones Industrials High: 20,686.21 Low: 20,578.95 Close: 20,661.30 Change: —6.71 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2348.45 +4.43 NYSE Index: 11,426.69 +6.27 Nasdaq Composite Index: 5821.64 +27.81 NYSE MKT Composite: 2456.64 —1.71 Russell 2000 Index: 1345.60 —0.95 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt: 24,...


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Australia pair are first foreigners to own US radio stations

Radio Stations Foreign Owners

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations. The Federal Communications Commission recently approved a request by...


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For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles

TEC Airplane Security Gadget Ban

NEW YORK (AP) — As far as the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between taking off shoes at the security checkpoint and testing baby food and milk for bomb residue. It’s yet another impediment in the name of...


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Indexes inch back upward as tech stocks rise; Nike plunges

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

NEW YORK (AP) — After a shaky start, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Wednesday as technology and industrial companies rose. Banks fell with interest rates as the market came off its biggest loss in five months. Stocks started lower, then rallied around midday and wandered between gains and...


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US stocks rise as rout eases; bonds, gold rise

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks rebounded after the first 1 percent decline since October, while havens from Treasuries to the yen remained in demand as investors assessed the prospects for pro-growth policies in America. The S&P 500 index edged higher, while technology-heavy measures posted solid...


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US stocks rise as rout eases; bonds, gold rise

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks rebounded after the first 1 percent decline since October, while havens from Treasuries to the yen remained in demand as investors assessed the prospects for pro-growth policies in America. The S&P 500 index edged higher, while technology-heavy measures posted solid...


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Treasuries rally drives US-Germany yield spread to 4-month low

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Treasuries gained as U.S. equities were on pace for the biggest decline of 2017, spurring a haven bid. The rally pushed the yield advantage on 10-year U.S. Treasuries over German debt to the narrowest in more than four months. The benchmark 10-year U.S. yield fell about four...


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BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.40, unchanged; hard red winter 4.15, up 5; DNS 5.25, up 10; hard white 4.25, up 5; BURLEY __ Wednesday soft white 3.40; hard red winter 3....


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

Trump Fact Check

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking credit for persuading TransCanada Corp. to withdraw a hefty lawsuit against the U.S. government over the previous administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. But the Canadian company says its bid for compensation for the stalled project...


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UN atomic chief: Iran inspections at risk without more money

Iran Nuclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — The inspections regime put in place to closely monitor Iran’s nuclear activity is in jeopardy unless the U.S. and other nations contribute more money, the head of the U.N.‘s International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday. Yukiya Amano, the agency’s director general, said he...


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