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Sat, Feb 16th, 2019
Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the...

Gucci to step up diversity hiring after 'blackface' uproar

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following an...

Amazon's stormy week will blow over, but the debris may stay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its from a massive New York City development, related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and .

AMZN : 1,607.95 (-0.91%)
Airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under gender

DALLAS (AP) — Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female.

LUV : 57.70 (-0.52%)
DAL : 51.08 (+1.19%)
UAL : 88.31 (+0.18%)
JBLU : 17.96 (-0.66%)
IG report: Ex-housing agency director Watt misused position

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mel Watt, the former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, misused his position when he attempted to coerce a female employee of the agency to engage in a personal relationship...

FNMA : 2.7100 (+4.63%)
US seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government will lead an ambitious effort to develop technologies to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and...

Pepsico and Nvidia rise, while Mattel and Newell Brands slip

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

MAT : 13.82 (-18.27%)
ANET : 263.95 (+9.62%)
PEP : 115.91 (+2.95%)
NWL : 17.16 (-20.89%)
XPO : 51.97 (-12.73%)
How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks surged on Wall Street Friday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week.

Stocks post strong finish as optimism over trade talks grows

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 400 points Friday as renewed optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China put investors in a buying mood.

PEP : 115.91 (+2.95%)
MAT : 13.82 (-18.27%)
Markets Right Now: Stocks surge, boosted by trade talks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

MAT : 13.82 (-18.27%)
Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company

Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant.

Ex-Cognizant execs accused of bribing Indian officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department alleges two former executives for Cognizant Technology Solutions paid about $2 million in bribes to Indian officials to build an office campus in the country....

Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.

The Latest: Trump might extend March 2 trade deadline

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local):

Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion...

WFM : 42.00 (+0.02%)
US industrial output tumbled 0.6 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, stemming in large part from an 8.8 percent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts.

Report: Far right tried to influence Bavarian election

MUNICH (AP) — Far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing...

US industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, led by a plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, led by a plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts.

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected...

AMZN : 1,607.95 (-0.91%)
World stocks recover as US-China trade talks extended

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets bounced back on Friday after Chinese officials said trade talks with the U.S. would continue in Washington next week. Markets had been dragging on the absence of...

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S&P 500 Ishares Core ETF (IVV)

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