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January 17, 2019

Dow Jones Industrials

High: 24,474.46

Low: 24,088.90

Close: 24,370.10

Change: +162.94

Other Indexes

Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2635.96 +19.86

NYSE Index: 11994.45 +86.84

Nasdaq Composite Index: 7084.46 +49.77

NYSE Amer Composite: 2472.39 +12.94

Russell 2000 Index: 1467.25 +12.55

Wilshire 5000…

January 17, 2019

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. officials could reduce the new tariffs on Chinese imports as part of trade negotiations between the two countries. It was the latest in a series of potentially conflicting updates on the trade dispute.

On Thursday:

The…

January 17, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her “delay scarf.”

Deutsche Bahn, which on Thursday announced plans to hire 22,000 more staff, bought the hand-made scarf in an online auction for 7,550 euros…

Germany Train Delays Scarf

January 17, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family’s ties to OxyContin and the painkiller’s role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and…

Opioid Crisis Philanthropy

January 17, 2019

SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his chief-of-staff say hours later that the boss “had been wrong.”

The former army captain also said he would be open to putting a U.S. base in his country, but…

Brazil Bolsonaro Missteps

January 17, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing’s tariff war with Washington.

KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.8 percent to 2,579.76 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1 percent to 27,013.20. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 1.2…

Financial Markets Wall Street

January 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about beer makers’ focus on cannabis companies, The Associated Press reported erroneously about the specifics of Molson Coors’ investment in cannabis products. Molson has an investment agreement with HEXO Corp., which calls its medical marijuana brand…

January 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Number of furloughed federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubled in week of Jan. 5.

January 17, 2019

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) _ Insteel Industries Inc. (IIIN) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $4.1 million.

On a per-share basis, the Mount Airy, North Carolina-based company said it had net income of 21 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 19 cents per share.

The…

January 17, 2019

LONDON (AP) — A weakened but defiant Prime Minister Theresa May met lawmakers from Britain’s rival Brexit factions Thursday to try to forge a replacement for her rejected European Union exit plan.

But the country’s main opposition leader branded the talks a “stunt,” and May gave little sign she…

Britain Brexit-5
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