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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

How major US stock indexes fared Friday Stocks are closing at record highs on Wall Street Friday as a stunningly disappointing report on the nation’s job market signaled to investors that interest rates will stay low By The Associated Press May 7, 2021, 8:30 PM • 2 min read Stocks are closing at record highs...

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Expedia, Roku rise; Beyond Meat, Planet Fitness fall

Expedia, Roku rise; Beyond Meat, Planet Fitness fall

Expedia, Roku rise; Beyond Meat, Planet Fitness fall Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Expedia, Roku rise; Beyond Meat, Planet Fitness fall ByThe Associated Press May 7, 2021, 8:20 PM • 1 min read NEW YORK — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Cigna Corp., up $4.25...

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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels By The Associated Press May 7, 2021, 7:53 PM • 1 min read Benchmark U.S. crude oil for June delivery rose 19 cents to $64.90 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for July...

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US consumer borrowing posts another strong showing in March

US consumer borrowing posts another strong showing in March

US consumer borrowing posts another strong showing in March U.S. consumer borrowing rose by a strong $25.8 billion in March, the second-straight sizable monthly gain By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer May 7, 2021, 7:38 PM • 1 min read WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer borrowing rose by a strong $25.8 billion in March, the second-straight...

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Bill to kill up to 90% of Idaho wolves signed by governor

Bill to kill up to 90% of Idaho wolves signed by governor

Bill to kill up to 90% of Idaho wolves signed by governor Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a measure that could lead to the killing of 90% of the state’s 1,500 wolves By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press May 7, 2021, 6:42 PM • 4 min read BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad...

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Chamber of Commerce seeks end to enhanced US jobless aid

Chamber of Commerce seeks end to enhanced US jobless aid

Chamber of Commerce seeks end to enhanced US jobless aid The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for Washington to immediately stop paying out-of-work Americans an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, saying the boost in government aid is giving some recipients less incentive to look for work ByThe Associated Press May 7, 2021,...

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Norwegian Cruise Line threatens to skip Florida ports

Norwegian Cruise Line threatens to skip Florida ports

Norwegian Cruise Line threatens to skip Florida ports Norwegian Cruise Lines is threatening to skip Florida ports because of the governor’s order banning businesses from requiring that customers be vaccinated against COVID-19 By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer May 7, 2021, 4:09 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Norwegian...

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Yellen picks top Fed banking regulator as acting comptroller

Yellen picks top Fed banking regulator as acting comptroller

Yellen picks top Fed banking regulator as acting comptroller Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is appointing Michael Hsu, a top banking regulator at the Federal Reserve, as the acting U.S. Comptroller of the  Currency By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer May 7, 2021, 3:27 PM • 1 min read WASHINGTON — Michael J. Hsu, a top...

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Big US job gain expected, if employers found enough workers

Big US job gain expected, if employers found enough workers

Big US job gain expected, if employers found enough workers WASHINGTON — With viral cases declining, consumers spending again and more businesses easing restrictions, America’s employers likely delivered another month of robust hiring in April, reinforcing the economy’s steady rebound from the pandemic recession. Economists have forecast that the nation added 975,000 jobs last month,...

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China propels BMW to strong profits, Germany lags

China propels BMW to strong profits, Germany lags

China propels BMW to strong profits, Germany lags Auto sales are booming in China and Germany’s BMW is benefiting ByThe Associated Press May 7, 2021, 7:57 AM • 2 min read FRANKFURT, Germany — Booming sales in China helped propel German luxury carmaker BMW to stronger profits in the first three months of the year...