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Markets Right Now: US stocks end slightly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:12pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

The Latest: Senate Democrats urge Trump not to fire Cordray

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:02pm

The Latest on Congress (all times EST):

Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

Michelle Chapman and Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:01pm

Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:52pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:51pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Official: Puerto Rico govt could collapse if no steps taken

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:51pm

The administration of Puerto Rico's new governor warned on Tuesday that the U.S. territory government could shut down if dramatic measures to offset the economic crisis aren't taken soon.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:51pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Utility plans vote on New York offshore wind project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:51pm

A New York utility is set to vote later this month on a plan to construct an offshore wind farm off eastern Long Island.

Trump's 1st home up for auction for 2nd time in 3 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:45pm

The first property connected to Republican President-elect Donald Trump has become a hot spot for real estate deal-making.

Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:11pm

The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.

US stock indexes fall, along with bond yields and dollar

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:01pm

Losses for bank stocks pulled U.S. indexes lower Tuesday and put the Dow Jones industrial average on track for its third straight loss. Bond prices rose, while the dollar's value sank against the British pound and other rivals.

US judge OKs plan for Caesars' unit to exit bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:01pm

A federal judge has approved a plan to reorganize a subsidiary of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp., clearing the way for the operating unit to exit bankruptcy after filing for Chapter 11 protection with $18 billion in debt.

The Latest: US hopes Brexit talks can avoid economic turmoil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:54pm

The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local):

Foxx: Private dollars alone can't solve transportation woes

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:42pm

Stimulating private investment in infrastructure projects, as President-elect Donald Trump has proposed, can cover only a fraction of the costs of solving America's transportation problems, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx warned as he prepares to leave office.

18M more Americans would be uninsured under 2016 GOP repeal

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:31pm

Insurance premiums would soar and some 18 million Americans would lose health coverage if Republicans partially repeal President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement, Congress' nonpartisan budget office estimated Tuesday.

GM to add or keep 7,000 US jobs, make $1 billion factory investment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:51am

General Motors is planning to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs.

Supreme Court delays New Jersey sports betting decision

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

Supporters of legalized sports gambling in New Jersey and several other states were handed a small victory Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court delayed a ruling on whether it will take up the states' challenge to a federal ban.

As US looks inward, China seeks a lead role on world stage

Jamey Keaten and Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:21am

With the U.S. increasingly looking inward and China eager to take a lead on the global stage, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday cast his country as a champion of free trade and stability, a rebuke to the isolationist urges that helped carry Donald Trump to power.

UN forecasts modest economic recovery but no robust revival

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:51am

The United Nations predicted a modest recovery in the global economy in 2017-18 on Tuesday but warned that its projection is an indication of economic stabilization rather than a signal of robust revival.