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July 18, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.

The world’s largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.…

Marriott-Straw Ban

July 18, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three officials who played vital roles in combating the 2008 financial crisis say they worry that the painful lessons from the banking system’s near-collapse a decade ago may be forgotten.

“It is important that people focus on the lessons,” said former Treasury Secretary Henry…

Financial Crisis Lessons Learned

July 17, 2018

Dow Jones Industrials

High: 25,155.39

Low: 24,989.61

Close: 25,119.89

Change: +55.53

Other Indexes

Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2809.55 +11.12

NYSE Index: 12,779.22 +30.44

Nasdaq Composite Index: 7855.12 +49.40

NYSE Amer Composite: 2708.93 —4.22

Russell 2000 Index: 1687.26 +8.72

Wilshire 5000…

July 17, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new owners of four North Carolina dams that the state fought to claim as a public resource are losing their bid to force Duke Energy Corp. to buy the generated hydropower.

The North Carolina Utilities Commission decided that Cube Yadkin Generation missed a deadline to…

July 17, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.

The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday in Nevada and…

July 17, 2018

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets climbed higher on Wednesday as a sweep of positive news from Wall Street and beyond boosted confidence in the U.S. economy.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.0 percent to 22,921.20 and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,304.64. Hong Kong’s…

Hong Kong Financial Markets-1

July 17, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — In an article July 5, The Associated Press reported that people working in the American video surveillance industry have accused Hikvision of including features in its products that transmitted images to its China headquarters without its customers’ knowledge. Hikvision has denied…

July 17, 2018

TOKYO (AP) — The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade.

The ambitious pact signed in Tokyo runs counter to President Donald Trump’s moves to hike tariffs on imports from many U.S. trading partners. It covers a third…

Japan EU

July 17, 2018

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard’s revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people.

The Coast Guard prohibits vessels from…

Hawaii Volcano Boat Injuries

July 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon poked fun at the early glitches it saw with Prime Day, though it said shoppers still found plenty to buy. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better, like discounting more fashion brands and taking more advantage of its acquisition of Whole Foods.…

Amazon Prime Day-3
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