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Traders Robert Charmak, Michael Milano, and Steven Kaplan, left to right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Stocks are opening higher Friday as U.S. markets try to maintain the momentum from a late-day rally on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 28, 2018 - 4:03 pm
Wall Street capped a week of volatile trading Friday with an uneven finish and the market's first weekly gain since November. Losses in technology, energy and industrial stocks outweighed gains in retailers and other consumer-focused companies. Stocks spent much of the day wavering between small...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, photo, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, take a walk with their dog Cali on their Colusa County ranch near Williams, Calif. The Browns will retire to the ranch when he leaves office Jan. 7, 2019, after a record four terms in office, from 1975-1983 and again since 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 28, 2018 - 1:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It was a matter of life and death in 2015 when California Gov. Jerry Brown pondered an assisted suicide bill granting terminally ill people the right to choose when they die. After much speculation, Brown signed the measure, a victory for "death with dignity" advocates and...
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FILE- In this May 17, 2018 file photo, the logo for Wells Fargo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wells Fargo is paying $575 million as part of deal to resolve investigations by every state into its banking practices, which have included creating phony accounts and using manipulative sales practices. The deal also includes creating teams to review and respond to customer issues about its banking and sales practices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 28, 2018 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $575 million in a settlement with attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia that are investigating fake accounts opened without the knowledge of customers and a string of other dodgy practices. Under the agreement announced Friday, the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison gestures while giving a keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Tesla is naming Ellison and an executive from Walgreens to its board as part of a settlement with U.S. regulators who demanded more oversight of CEO Elon Musk. The company said Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, that Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson are the new independent directors, effective immediately. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 28, 2018 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla named two independent board members Friday as part of a settlement with U.S. regulators who demanded more oversight of CEO Elon Musk. Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, an executive vice president at Walgreens Boots Alliance, join the board as...
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December 28, 2018 - 11:27 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's government on Friday extended a 100-percent tax on Serb imports to all international brand goods produced in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The new decision, taken Friday at a Cabinet meeting, is expected to affect goods including auto products, food, construction...
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Specialist John Parisi watches the numbers near the close of trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. U.S. stocks staged a furious late-afternoon rally Thursday, closing with gains after erasing a 600-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 28, 2018 - 11:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in midday trading Friday as the market continues to churn amid the volatile trading that has gripped the market throughout December. Gains in banks,...
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In this Dec. 20, 2018, photo, Rob Wheatley, 50, drinks a beer, at the Beer Hive Pub, in Salt Lake City. The United States' lowest DUI threshold takes effect this weekend in Utah. Lawmakers in the state approved the 0.05 percent blood-alcohol limit in 2017, and Gov. Gary Herbert signed it into law. The change goes into effect Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. In a booth in the corner, recent Ohio transplant Wheatley said he drinks to try new craft beers, not to get drunk. He's skeptical that the law will be a serious deterrent for binge drinkers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 28, 2018 - 10:44 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New Year's Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side of the nation's newest and lowest DUI threshold. The 0.05 percent limit goes into effect Sunday, despite protests that it...
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A realtor sign hangs in front of a home for sale in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November as higher mortgage rates and prices squeezed would-be buyers out of the market, especially in the West.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 28, 2018 - 9:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November as higher mortgage rates and prices continued to squeeze would-be buyers out of the market. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its pending home sales index dipped 0.7 percent last month to 101.4. The...
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A man walks as a car drives by past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Most Asian stock markets gained while Japan edged down following Wall Street's rally at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 28, 2018 - 3:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets advanced Friday while Japan edged down following Wall Street's rally after a turbulent week. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to 10,454.51 points and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.7 percent to 4,627.44. London's FTSE 100 added 0.1...
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December 27, 2018 - 9:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Many CenturyLink customers across the U.S. were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that stretched from New York to California. The outage began early in the day and continued into the evening. CenturyLink's network was "still experiencing a disruption," but the...
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