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Century-old warship returns to Athens after repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:02pm

After three months of extensive maintenance and conservation work, a 107-year-old battleship returned Wednesday to its berth in Athens, where it serves as a floating museum.

Trump choice for Fed could prove to be key friend for banks

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:53am

President Donald Trump's choice of a key player in his drive to scale back financial rules would likely push to relax regulations on community banks, ease restrictions on some speculative trading and soften annual tests of big banks' health.

Ford's 2Q profit better than expected despite CEO turmoil

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

Ford Motor Co. had a better-than-expected second quarter despite lower sales and upheaval in its executive ranks.

Gains for AT&T and Boeing help lift US stock indexes higher

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

U.S. stocks continue to reach record highs as they make slight gains in afternoon trading Wednesday. Boeing and AT&T rose sharply after posting strong second-quarter results. Energy companies rose along with the price of oil. Treasury yields took a modest step backward as the Federal Reserve prepares to wrap up a two-day meeting on interest rates, which most investors expect to be uneventful.

Boeing beats 2Q profit forecasts, raises full-year outlook

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

Boeing reported higher-than-expected earnings for the second quarter despite lower revenue, and it raised its forecast for full-year profit on Wednesday, sending both the aircraft maker's stock and the Dow higher.

West Virginia orders halt to Rover Pipeline segments

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:41am

State environmental authorities have ordered a halt to Rover Pipeline construction in places where it found permit violations damaging streams in northern West Virginia.

Coke Zero gets makeover as Coke Zero Sugar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:41am

Coke Zero is getting revamped as Coke Zero Sugar.

Trump assails GOP senator who opposed health care bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:41am

President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed to make any sweeping changes in the statute.

Viewers taking wait-and-see attitude toward Megyn Kelly

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

After her brassy start at NBC News, viewers are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Megyn Kelly in anticipation of her big test this fall.

Empowerment center opens in Ferguson at burned store site

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

The National Urban League's chief helped christen a new community empowerment center in Ferguson on Wednesday, calling the site a "powerful first step" in helping the St. Louis suburb still mending from unrest over the police shooting death of Michael Brown three years ago.

Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

Leonore Schick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say is feasible, if ambitious.

Judge dismisses discrimination suit against CNN, Turner

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:02am

A federal judge has dismissed a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed by current and former black employees of Time Warner, owner of Turner networks including CNN, TNT and TBS.

US salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico; 1 dead

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states.

Chipotle discloses follow-up subpoena after Va. Illnesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:21am

Chipotle says it received a follow-up subpoena requesting information tied to illnesses associated with a restaurant in Virginia this month.

EU court: EU-Canada passenger data deal breaches privacy

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:21am

The European Union's top court said in a written opinion Wednesday that parts of a deal between the EU and Canada on sharing airline passenger data breaches citizens' privacy and the agreement cannot be concluded in its current form.

Arizona man to be sentenced in Bundy standoff in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

An Arizona man is due for sentencing in Las Vegas for his role in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014.

At hacker summit, a new focus on preventing brazen attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

Against a backdrop of cyberattacks that have grown into full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos is bringing a new message to hackers and security experts at the Black Hat conference.

The Latest: Trump to announce Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

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Markets Right Now: Stocks march higher in midday trading

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Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:01am

Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.