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Markets Right Now: Tech gains leads stocks mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:02am

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

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:59am

"Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper.

Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see 'Black Panther'

Russell Contreras and Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:58am

For years, Zavier Thompson has followed of Marvel superhero movies. But the 16-year-old student in Albuquerque has always wanted to see a popular film with a black superhero and black themes.

Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:37am

Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking Equifax Inc. to provide its free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years.

Google plans to expand data center in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:37am

Google is planning to open another four-story data center in Oklahoma, bringing the company's total investment in the state to at least $2.5 billion.

Yiannopoulos dropping lawsuit against former publisher

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:14am

Milo Yiannopoulos is dropping his lawsuit against his former publisher.

US senator says $6B in aid for Jordan likely to rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:04am

The chairman of a U.S. Senate panel dealing with foreign aid says a recently signed agreement granting Jordan $1.275 billion a year through 2022 "is a floor" and that Congress is likely to authorize additional financial support for the kingdom.

Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:58am

Chicken is still as scarce as hen's teeth at KFC's British outlets.

Gap's CEO of its namesake brand stepping down

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:42am

Gap says the president and CEO of its namesake business is stepping down and it's looking for a replacement.

Walmart 4Q profit misses, e-commerce cools

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:36am

Walmart reported a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year, signs that underscore the company's challenges in a fiercely competitive landscape.

Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:23am

The Trump administration Tuesday cleared the way for a lower-cost, limited alternative to the comprehensive individual medical plans required under former President Barack Obama's health law.

Mexican architect's modernist home, hidden on a cul de sac

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:18am

In a working-class neighborhood of Mexico City, two concrete buildings hidden near the end of a cul de sac draw visitors from around the world.

$50K reward for information in Dallas postal worker slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:17am

Investigators are offering a $50,000 reward as they search for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a U.S. Postal Service worker who was found dead in his mail truck in Dallas.

Ask Brianna: Is 4-year college right for you?

Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:16am

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Liberty Tax fires second chief executive in 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:14am

Liberty Tax has fired its chief executive officer and replaced him with a board member handpicked by the company's founder, who was also fired less than six months ago.

Picasso, Monet works up for auction in Rockefeller art trove

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:12am

An art collection amassed by billionaire David Rockefeller could raise more than $500 million for charity when it is auctioned this spring.

Greece : 2 ex-ministers sue witnesses in pharma bribe case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:12am

Two former Greek government ministers have filed criminal lawsuits against witnesses who allegedly implicated them and other former officials in a pharmaceuticals scandal.

Corporate tax bounty: plenty for workers, more for investors

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:08am

It's just what the GOP said we'd hear from a CEO after being handed a big tax break.

Guess co-founder steps aside amid misconduct investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:38am

Guess Inc. says that co-founder Paul Marciano will give up his day-to-day responsibilities at the clothing company until a sexual misconduct investigation is completed.

Uber pulls out of Morocco amid tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:12am

Uber is pulling out of Morocco — a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company say is linked to the North African country's failure to reform its strict transport rules.