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  • President Donald Trump is expected to announce plans on Friday to rollback former President Barack Obama's loosening of travel restrictions to Cuba.

    Airlines, hotel companies and cruise lines are bracing for President Donald Trump's announcement on his Cuba policy.

  • DALLAS— Security screeners are testing a 3- D scanner to inspect carry-on bags, a measure they hope will improve their ability to detect bombs and maybe shorten lines at the checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that it is testing computed-tomography, or CT, scanning at one checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International...

  • ATLANTA— After a researcher notified officials of a major security lapse at the center managing Georgia's election technology, leading computer scientists urged the state's top elections official to order a thorough outside probe to determine if its voting systems had been compromised. And when voting-transparency activists sought a top-to-bottom...

  • WASHINGTON— Canceled and delayed flights rose in April on the nation's leading airlines, and so did consumer complaints, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The rate of canceled flights nearly doubled to 1.6 percent in April compared to the same month in 2016. Delta Air Lines accounted for nearly half the...

  • *Fed raises rates, details balance sheet reduction. *Energy shares drop as oil prices tumble. NEW YORK, June 14- A slide in technology stocks pulled down the Nasdaq Composite on Wednesday and the S&P 500 ended slightly lower, as investors worried about the pace of economic growth after weaker-than-expected inflation numbers and an interest rate hike from the...

  • *Data raise doubts on U.S. inflation hitting Fed's 2- pct goal. NEW YORK, June 11- A surprisingly weak run of U.S. inflation data has investors backing off bets the Federal Reserve will meet its three targeted interest rate hikes this year, and has breathed fresh life into the bond market after a rough start to the year. On Thursday, the European Central Bank downgraded...

  • *Data raise doubts on U.S. inflation hitting Fed's 2- pct goal. NEW YORK, June 11- A surprisingly weak run of U.S. inflation data has investors backing off bets the Federal Reserve will meet its three targeted interest rate hikes this year, and has breathed fresh life into the bond market after a rough start to the year. On Thursday, the European Central Bank downgraded...

  • NEW YORK, June 9- A rough few months for most U.S. bank stocks has been particularly unkind to regional banks, and thats not likely to change soon as hopes dim for higher long-term interest rates and timely policy relief from Washington. Last year, investors bet heavily that smaller, entirely U.S.-focused banks would benefit most from Donald Trump's promises of...

  • June 9- Former FBI Director James Comey's dramatic testimony before Congress on Thursday brought big audiences to U.S. broadcast and cable networks, drawing about 19.5 million viewers, according to data from the Nielsen ratings agency. That is a large audience for a daytime event, though it is short of the 30.6 million who tuned in to President Donald Trump's...

  • *Little reaction from U.S. rates market after UK election, Comey. Investors largely shrugged off Thursday's UK election, which resulted in a hung parliament for Britain, as they did scathing congressional testimony by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Guy Pecho, global macro portfolio manager at Atlanta- based Voya Investment...

  • Prospective home owners tour a home in Jurupa Valley, California.

    Buying a home used to be a good way to invest your money. Renting may now be a better option.

  • NEW YORK, June 9- A rough few months for most U.S. bank stocks has been particularly unkind to regional banks, and thats not likely to change soon as hopes dim for higher long-term interest rates and timely policy relief from Washington. Last year, investors bet heavily that smaller, entirely U.S.-focused banks would benefit most from Donald Trump's promises of...

  • "We have previously flagged the Waterworks transaction as a positive catalyst since it re-focused the portfolio on two end markets, is margin accretive, reduces leverage to sector norms and introduces a capital return deployment strategy," Morgan Stanley analyst Nigel Coe said in a note. Shares of the Atlanta- based company slumped as much as 19 percent to...

  • June 6- Industrial retailer HD Supply Holdings said on Tuesday it would sell its waterworks unit to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier& Rice for $2.5 billion in cash to reduce debt and streamline its operations. Shares of HD Supply, one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, fell 5.5 percent to $39.00 in premarket trading.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Technology shares have led U.S. stocks to record highs and are expected to continue to rise, but as market value becomes concentrated in the largest companies, some are beginning to look for the next rally leader. "These are the dominant players in their specific spaces and the hottest areas in tech," said Daniel Morgan, senior portfolio manager at...

  • Michael Bloomberg

    Trump's Paris agreement exit has been motivating more local and state governments to commit to fighting climate change, N.Y. Times reports.

  • *Treasury yield curve flattens, Wall Street stocks rise. *Global shares recover after China downgrade. NEW YORK, May 24- Wall Street rose, while the U.S. dollar and bond yields fell on Wednesday after Federal Reserve meeting minutes signaled a gradual approach to interest rate hikes, and oil prices dipped on a draw of U.S. gasoline stocks that was smaller than...

  • Treasury to sell $28 bln 7- year notes Thursday. NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. "Even though the Fed is reducing stimulus, I think this gives the market some comfort," said Matt Toms, chief investment officer of fixed income at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta.

  • Treasury to sell $28 bln 7- year notes Thursday. NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. "Even though the Fed is reducing stimulus, I think this gives the market some comfort," said Matt Toms, chief investment officer of fixed income at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta.

  • *Treasury yield curve flattens, Wall Street remains higher. While the yield curve flattened, Wall Street remained slightly higher and the dollar slipped after minutes from the Fed's May 2-3 meeting indicated it would gradually raise interest rates and reduce its bond reinvestment. "Their plan is in place to gradually phase out reinvestments beginning in the...