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Markets Right Now: Stocks are mixed on Wall Street at midday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:03am

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

Mystery: Who bought websites implying US senators 'for sale'

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:59am

Dozens of web addresses implying U.S. senators were "for sale" have been quietly and mysteriously purchased online, amid heightened concerns on Capitol Hill that foreign agents — especially Russians — might be trying to meddle in upcoming midterm elections.

Tesla stock skids on report it asked suppliers for refunds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:50am

Shares of Tesla tumbled Monday on reports that the company asked suppliers for refunds to help it turn a profit.

US existing-home sales fell 0.6 percent in June

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:37am

U.S. sales of existing homes fell 0.6 percent in June, the third straight monthly decline, as higher prices and a limited supply of listings have sidelined many would-be buyers.

Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:29am

The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers.

Managing Debt in Retirement Takes Some Planning

Liz Weston, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:53am

but most people do.

India cuts oil imports from Iran by a quarter in past year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:43am

Facing the threat of U.S. oil sanctions on Iran, India continued to rely on Iraq as its top oil supplier in the April-June quarter, followed by Iran and Saudi Arabia, the oil minister said Monday.

Restaurant serving classic New England food marks centennial

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:37am

A roadside eatery that started the year World War I ended is still in business and thriving, this year celebrating 100 years of Yankee cooking in central Vermont.

Woman taking photos of Colorado steam train hit and killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:18am

A woman who was taking photographs over the weekend of a steam locomotive was struck and killed after getting too close to the tracks in north suburban Denver.

Less than year after acquiring the Daily News, Tronc to cut staffing in the New York tabloid's newsroom in half

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:13am

Less than year after acquiring the Daily News, Tronc to cut staffing in the New York tabloid's newsroom in half.

Fiat Chrysler is shaken without visionary CEO behind wheel

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:09am

Investors sent shares in Fiat Chrysler sliding Monday as they worried about the exit of ailing CEO Sergio Marchionne, whose driven and creative management style has been the company's fortune.

US sales of existing homes fell 0.6 percent in June, 3rd straight monthly decline amid high prices, limited inventory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:03am

US sales of existing homes fell 0.6 percent in June, 3rd straight monthly decline amid high prices, limited inventory.

Papa John's tries to prevent founder from gaining control

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:01am

Papa John's is attempting to ward off its controversial founder from amassing a controlling stake in the company by adopting a "poison-pill" plan.

Ancient churches and origins of wine in Republic of Georgia

Kevin Begos, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:43am

Want to learn about the origins of winemaking? You'll have to go about 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) east of Bordeaux, France, to the Republic of Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains.

The Latest: Fiat Chrysler exec quits after Marchionne exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:01am

The Latest on the sudden replacement of Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne (all times local):

Chicago set to pay $3M to family of 2 killed in police chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:41am

The city of Chicago is set to pay nearly $3 million to the families of two people killed when a man fleeing police crashed his vehicle in 2015.

Chinese leaders order probe over vaccine scandal

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:19am

Chinese leaders are scrambling to shore up public confidence and oversight of the pharmaceutical industry after a rabies vaccine maker was found faking records, the latest in a slew of public health and safety scandals that have outraged Chinese parents.

Trade tensions stalk markets at start of busy earnings week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:17am

Stock markets around the world have started the new week on a flat note as trade tensions hogged the headlines following a weekend meeting of financial leaders of the Group of 20 industrial nations. Trade issues are likely to dominate the week though a raft of U.S. corporate earnings statements could well provide some distraction for investors.

Truck carrying hundreds of pigs overturns, killing dozens

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:54am

Dozens of pigs died when a truck carrying nearly one thousand of the animals overturned in central Mississippi.

UK top diplomat warns no Brexit deal 'now a very real risk'

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:33am

Britain's top diplomat warned Monday that the country could crash out of the European Union next year without an agreement on future relations with Brussels because of the hard line taken by EU negotiators.