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Supreme Court upholds challenged patent review practice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:13am

The Supreme Court has upheld a challenged practice that is used to invalidate patents without the involvement of federal courts.

Earnings reports lift stocks; 10-year yield hits 3 percent

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:10am

U.S. stocks are higher Tuesday morning as investors applaud strong first-quarter results from companies including machinery maker Caterpillar, appliance maker Whirlpool and Fifth Third Bancorp. Smaller companies made big gains in an optimistic sign for the U.S. economy. Bond yields continue to rise and the 10-year Treasury note reached 3 percent for the first time in more than four years. Alphabet, Google's parent company, slid after it reported greater revenue but also an increase in spending.

Syrian troops target IS tunnels, trenches in Damascus

Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:09am

The Syrian government launched a new operation Tuesday targeting tunnels used by the Islamic State group in the capital, state TV said, while shelling by the extremists on a government-held neighborhood left at least four dead.

Ask Brianna: You know you're a financial adult when .

Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:08am

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Sales of new US homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:03am

Sales of new US homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West.

The Latest: Polls open in race for US House seat in Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:02am

The Latest on Tuesday's special election for an Arizona congressional seat (all times local):

German center-left leader to join Amazon protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:01am

The new leader of one of Germany's governing parties says she plans to join a protest against working conditions at Amazon during a visit by company CEO Jeff Bezos to Berlin.

Markets Right Now: 10-year Treasury yield hits 4-year high

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:00am

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

Audi recalls 390,000 vehicles; coolant pumps can overheat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:59am

Audi is recalling about 391,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the electric coolant pumps can overeat and possibly cause a fire.

Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:54am

Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines.

Feb. home prices soar 6.3 pct in a fierce competition to buy

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:36am

U.S. home prices jumped in February as buyers compete fiercely over a dwindling number of properties for sale.

Mulvaney pushes name change at federal watchdog agency

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:25am

In Washington, even a name change is fraught with political drama.

The Latest: Syria State TV says IS shelled area near capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:19am

The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):

Suspect in Vietnamese kidnapping goes on trial in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:14am

A Vietnamese man charged with involvement in the kidnapping of a former Vietnamese oil executive in Berlin went on trial Tuesday in the German capital. The case has strained diplomatic ties between Berlin and Hanoi.

Correction: Egypt-Nile story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:08am

In a story April 23 about Egypt's water conservation efforts in response to an Ethiopian dam, The Associated Press reported erroneously that parliament voted to ban water-intensive crops like rice and bananas. The new law would allow the government to ban such crops in some areas, but not in the whole country.

French billionaire detained in Africa corruption probe

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:34am

One of France's most powerful businessmen, Vincent Bollore, was detained for questioning Tuesday in an investigation into alleged corruption during lucrative port deals in Africa.

AP-NORC poll: Privacy debacle prompts social-media changes

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:12am

If you've made changes to how you use social media since Facebook's Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle, you're not alone.

Moody’s Seeks to Open Doors to a Better Future

Moody’s Corporation Investor Relations, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:03am

for themselves, their communities and the environment. At the core of Moody's global CSR focus is Reshape Tomorrow, a financial empowerment initiative to help people succeed in growing a small business.

Bangladesh marks 5 years after garment factory collapse

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:58am

A few hundred workers, activists and relatives of victims of a 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured held a rally Tuesday as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster.