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July 19, 2018

FRANKLIN, N.C. (AP) _ Entegra Financial Corp. (ENFC) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.1 million.

The Franklin, North Carolina-based bank said it had earnings of 44 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 53…

July 19, 2018

Political spending in the U.S. is about to become even more secretive after the IRS this week dropped a requirement that many nonprofits have to provide lists of their major donors.

The federal government will stop collecting donor information from certain types of nonprofit groups, including…

IRS Donor Disclosure

July 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spent part of Thursday listening to more than a dozen teens talk about their best practices for being civil online.

The first lady made the short trip to Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center in Washington as part of a nationwide child well-being campaign she…


July 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve’s independence, saying he was “not happy” with the Fed’s recent interest rate increases.

Trump told CNBC in an interview: “I don’t like all of this work that we’re putting into the economy and then I…

Federal Reserve Powell

July 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the confirmation hearing for Kathy Kraninger (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

After roughly three hours, the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ended.

Kathy Kraninger did not appear to win any…

Consumer Watchdog Nomination Hearing

July 19, 2018

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets wobbled Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were preparing to impose more tariffs on each other’s products.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 22,652.42 and South Korea’s Kospi dropped less than 0.1 percent to 2,281.69. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng…

Hong Kong Financial Markets-1

July 19, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men.

Comcast can now focus on its pursuit of European pay-TV operator Sky, a deal that would give the…

Comcast Fox

July 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump’s nominee to take over the nation’s consumer watchdog agency exasperated some Democrats with vague answers at a Senate hearing Thursday, but Kathy Kraninger appears to be on her way to getting confirmed later this year.

Republicans hold a 51-seat Republican…

Consumer Watchdog Nomination Hearing

July 19, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Nucor Corp. (NUE) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $683.2 million.

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company said it had net income of $2.13 per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks…

July 19, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The current bull market in stocks is a month or so away from becoming the longest in history. If it happens, then what?

Many along Wall Street expect the rally that began in March 2009 to eclipse the 1990-2000 run that ended with the dot-com crash. But a growing number of experts…

Of Mutual Interest Market Warnings Signs
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