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August 17, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, acknowledging that he participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors and win over their future business.

Dan Hyer is…

Backpage Guilty Plea

August 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose late in the day Friday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported that the countries hope to have a resolution by November.

Industrial, health care and basic materials companies made…

Financial Markets Wall Street

August 17, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say?

Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations?

On Thursday, President Donald…

China Trade Talks

August 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups asked a federal appeals court on Thursday to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

The Southern Environmental Law Center and Appalachian Mountain Advocates petitioned the 4th U.S. Circuit…

August 16, 2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge is keeping alive a lawsuit accusing the country’s second-largest electricity company of violating water pollution laws by allowing potentially toxic coal ash sludge into neighboring waterways.

U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs ruled this week that…

August 16, 2018

Dow Jones Industrials

High: 25,607.34

Low: 25,294.97

Close: 25,558.73

Change: +396.32

Other Indexes

Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2840.69 +22.32

NYSE Index: 12,841.28 +118.19

Nasdaq Composite Index: 7806.52 +32.41

NYSE Amer Composite: 2599.25 +1.73

Russell 2000 Index: 1685.75 +15.09

Wilshire 5000…

August 16, 2018

MILAN (AP) — Collapsed concrete, twisted metal, crushed cars.

While the disaster in Genoa was the deadliest in recent years, Italy has seen other bridge and highway collapses that have raised alarm about the state of its aging transportation infrastructure.

The 51-year-old Morandi Bridge was a key…

APTOPIX Italy Bridge Collapse

August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say?

Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations?

On Thursday, President Donald…

China Trade Talks

August 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. newsrooms coordinating a series of editorials speaking up for a free press (all times local):

2:05 p.m.

The Senate has unanimously approved a resolution affirming that “the press is not the enemy of the people.”

The resolution Thursday offered by Democratic Sen.…

Trump

August 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Why are investors around the world so worried about Turkey’s economy, when it’s smaller than Florida’s? Because of the possibility that somebody bigger will be next.

Investors have been pulling out of Turkey’s markets, sending its stock market and currency plunging. That’s making…

Of Mutual Interest Turkey
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