SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets are weaker today following a strong U.S. job ads report that added to the case for the Fed's first rate hike in years. Markets in Britain, France and Germany are down. Stocks in Japan, Hong Kong and China finished lower, but South Korean markets were up. There could be a modest rebound for stocks on Wall Street, with the Dow and S&P futures up slightly. The U.S. Labor Department said Wednesday that employers in July advertised the most jobs in the 15 years that the government has tracked the data.
VIENNA (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) has visited a home for refugees in Berlin and says she hopes that the integration of newcomers will be helped by their children learning German in school. Germany says it's registered some 450,000 migrants this year, but it's pushing to have other EU countries also accept more refugees from Syria and elsewhere.
LONDON (AP) — The number of people being arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related crimes has reached a record high in Britain. Officials have released figures showing that nearly 300 people were arrested in the 12 months that ended in March, a 31 percent increase over the previous 12 months. The suspects weren't necessarily charged. Police have warned that the Islamic State group has been adept at winning followers inside Britain via social media.
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling some of its trucks for air bag problems. The carmaker is recalling some Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks and 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs that have wiring in the steering wheel that can short circuit, causing the driver's side bag to inflate. That recall covers 1.35 million vehicles from the 2012 through 2014 model years. And about 188,000 Ram Quad Cab pickups from the 2014 and 2015 model years have side curtain air bags that may not protect rear passengers in a rollover.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian-Canadian doctor has created a low-cost stethoscope using a 3-D printer. It's the first in a series of inventions Dr. Tarek Loubani hopes will help alleviate medical supply shortages caused by an eight-year blockade on the Gaza Strip. Loubani says his stethoscope can be made for just $2.50 — a fraction of the cost of leading brands -- and some doctors say the equipment is just as good.