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Mon, Feb 18th, 2019
China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have investigated 380 online lenders and frozen $1.5 billion in assets following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry, the government announced...

For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps

BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight.

China accuses Washington of trying to block development

BEIJING (AP) — China's government has accused Washington of trying to block its industrial development after Vice President Mike Pence said Chinese tech giant Huawei and other telecom equipment suppliers...

UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

NEW YORK (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social...

Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest...

Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.

Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives.

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

NEW YORK (AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying...

AMZN : 1,607.95 (-0.91%)
Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three...

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%)
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.

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