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CSX and Nu Skin fall while Abbott and Cintas rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:40pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Dems pan 'Zuck buck,' want Facebook to rein in currency plan

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:39pm

Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking.

Netflix's subscriber growth tapers off in 2Q, stock tanks

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:24pm

Netflix's video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as the company girds for even stiffer competition.

Montana, N. Dakota seek to block Washington state rail law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:21pm

Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana have petitioned the Trump administration to overrule a Washington state law that imposes safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail from the Northern Plains.

Lead paint suppliers settle California suit for $305 million

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:14pm

The nation's major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly two-decade old lawsuit.

Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:07pm

No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel 49 years ago for what would become known as the first Comic-Con.

Gold, silver rise

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

The July gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,421.30 an ounce -- up $12.10.

Brazil's Bolsonaro: Make South America Great Again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:54pm

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is urging his South American colleagues to borrow a slogan from America's Donald Trump and focus on making their own nations great rather than emphasizing regional brotherhood.

Myths and risks in app that gives you peek into older self

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:51pm

Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present? That concern was pushed to the spotlight this week with the resurgence of a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves.

Data shows flood of opioids across US, many of them generics

Geoff Mulvihill and Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:15pm

The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdose deaths were accelerating.

Mail carrier convicted in scheme to deliver pot packages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:25pm

A postal service worker has been convicted of intercepting packages of marijuana and delivering them to a drug dealer in return for cash payments.

Fed survey finds widespread concerns over trade

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:09pm

The Federal Reserve's latest nationwide survey released Wednesday reveals that despite growing worries about the impact of President Donald Trump's trade battles, the overall economy remained solid.

French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:30am

French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a judicial official said Wednesday.

Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:14am

Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and allow Congress to speed through legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap.

The Latest: Facebook won't commit to starting small on Libra

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:49am

The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local):

Real estate agents use digital strategy to get buyers

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:43am

When the internet replaced newspapers as a primary way to advertise homes and other property for sale, real estate brokers learned they had to be increasingly strategic about marketing online. That has meant adapting evolving digital marketing trends to attract people looking to buy or sell homes.

Chief of NRA's ex-public relations firm, Angus McQueen, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:38am

Angus McQueen, longtime CEO of the public relations firm that shaped the National Rifle Association's most memorable messages until an acrimonious split last month, has died.

UK leader May slams populist politics, Brexit 'absolutism'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:58am

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday criticized the increasing intolerance and absolutism of world politics, a message that many will see as aimed at her successor as Britain's leader — and at President Donald Trump.

As housing market wavers, brokers strategize to get buyers

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:58am

The persistently slow housing market has Debra Goodwin creating cooking videos to try to sell a house. Glenn Phillips finds himself explaining to sellers the reasons why they might have to take a loss on their homes.