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US stocks dip; drops for tech stocks offset telecom gains

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:37pm

U.S. stock indexes pulled back from their record highs Thursday after drops for technology, health care and industrial stocks offset another big gain for telecoms.

Fund Q&A: Vanguard's new chief investment officer

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:37pm

It's easy to get lulled by the gentle and seemingly unstoppable ride higher that investors have been enjoying with almost all their funds. But it can't last forever.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:36pm

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

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:36pm

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

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:36pm

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

Gold up, silver flat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:36pm

The July gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,259.60 an ounce, up $10.60.

Diesel locomotives replace electric units at New Mexico mine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:36pm

A coal mine in northwestern New Mexico is going diesel as it replaces electric locomotives that pull trains of coal to supply a power plant near Farmington.

House GOP advancing spending boosts for Pentagon, veterans

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:32pm

The GOP-controlled House has given tentative approval to a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The controversial wall money is being given a ride on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and increase funding for veterans medical care.

France nationalizing shipyard amid Italian takeover interest

Elaine Ganley and Philippe Sotto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:32pm

The French government is temporarily nationalizing the country's emblematic Saint-Nazaire shipyard to prevent an Italian company from taking it over at the end of the week and to give France time to negotiate more guarantees in the case of an eventual deal.

Fox News spends bucks to poke fun at The New York Times

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:22pm

Fox News Channel gave The New York Times more than $100,000 to poke fun at the newspaper.

Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:22pm

A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the businessman collected tens of millions of dollars illegally in the stock market to seem like "a winner" to himself and others.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates progress at Veterans Affairs

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:14pm

President Donald Trump paints a rosy picture of an improved Department of Veterans Affairs under his watch where accessing electronic medical records is "so easy and so good" and health care is freely available without any delays. The problem: It's not true.

Qatar says UN should play a role in resolving Gulf crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:14pm

Qatar's foreign minister is calling on the United Nations to help resolve the crisis in the Persian Gulf and accusing the four Arab countries that have isolated his energy-rich nation of violating international law.

VW and regulators agree on fix for cars in cheating scandal

Michael Biesecker and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:11pm

Volkswagen and U.S. environmental regulators announced agreement Thursday on a plan for the German automaker to fix most of the diesel cars involved in an emissions cheating scandal.

The Latest: Company orders rides closed after fair accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:03pm

The Latest on Ohio State Fair's deadly accident when a ride broke apart. (all times local):

Thrill ride OK'd hours before deadly state fair accident

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:52pm

Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers through the air, according to authorities and records released Thursday.

Centuries-old road found during construction in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:52pm

Construction crews in western Michigan have uncovered a centuries-old road beneath a roadbed.

Things to know about Foxconn plant coming to Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:52pm

Foxconn Technology Group's manufacturing plant in Wisconsin will be the first U.S.-based facility for the Taiwan-based electronics giant. Here are some things to know about the plant:

Goldman Sachs, others push to offer more loans to investors

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:41pm

Goldman Sachs is looking to lend wealthy investors up to $25 million, using their stocks and bonds as collateral.

GE to cut 575 jobs at Pennsylvania plant, move work to Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:41pm

GE Transportation plans to end most locomotive production at its century-old plant in northwestern Pennsylvania, eliminating about 575 jobs.