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Stock indexes turn mixed after early rally loses momentum

Stocks on Wall Street closed with modest gains Tuesday after an early rally lost momentum toward the end of the day. The Nasdaq composite still finished with its second record high in three days, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended unchanged from the all-time high it set a day ...

Report: Election vendors are ‘prime targets,’ need oversight

ATLANTA (AP) — The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S. elections, leaving the nation’s electoral process vulnerable to attack, according to a new ...

McDonald’s workers say sex harassment efforts fall short

A former McDonald’s employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She’s one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against ...

Stocks push past trade war confusion to more records

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped another week of healthy gains on Friday, but it ended on more of a befuddled note than a bang as confusion about the U.S.-China trade war hung over the market. Stocks wobbled between small gains and losses through the day amid conflicting signals ...

AP Interview: Huawei founder says US woes not hardest crisis

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — For decades, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei stayed out of sight as his company grew to become the biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers and surpassed Apple as the No. 2 smartphone brand. Now, Ren is shedding that anonymity as Huawei Technologies Ltd. mobilizes ...

PA CareerLink’s Goss now CPRW

LEWISTOWN — Workforce Specialist Sheree Goss, of PA CareerLink Mifflin County, has completed the rigorous examination to become a Certified Professional Resume Writer, a distinction Goss will use as she continues to help jobseekers develop strategies for their resumes, determine what skills ...

Stocks stumble to more records on conflicting trade reports

NEW YORK (AP) — In the stock market, it’s all about trade now. Stocks were jumping early Thursday after China said both sides in the U.S.-China trade war had agreed to roll back tariffs if their talks progress. But much of the enthusiasm evaporated in the afternoon amid concerns that some ...

Hopes rise that lifting tariffs could allow US-China accord

BEIJING (AP) — The prospects for a preliminary breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war improved Thursday after the two sides agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other’s goods, though the full extent of the rollback wasn’t clear. A Chinese spokesman announced the development ...

Exxon denies that it misled investors on climate risks

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change may be the defining risk for oil and gas companies in coming decades, and attorneys for New York state are saying Exxon Mobil misled investors about how it was handling that risk. The state made closing arguments Thursday in a case that accused the energy ...

US stock indexes hit pause, hold close to record levels

NEW YORK (AP) — A meandering day of trading left U.S. stock indexes close to their record highs on Wednesday, as strong gains for health care companies jousted with sharp drops in energy stocks. The market took a decisive turn lower in the middle of the day after a report from Reuters said ...