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  • CONCORD, N.H.— The state is entering the second month of a budget stalemate and Republican leaders say a compromise could be months away even as discussions continue between GOP lawmakers and Democratic Gov. In June, the Senate adopted a two-year budget worth $11.3 billion, less than the $11.5 billion Hassan had proposed. "I have no intention of putting the 2016...

  • WASHINGTON— Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up.

  • FP&L is the state's largest electric utility, and NextEra operates in 26 other states and Canada. Now, NextEra is opening its own coffers to support Right to Rise, the super PAC formed to help Bush's bid for the presidency. Kristy Campbell, a Bush campaign spokeswoman, denied any conflict of interest in Bush's relationship with NextEra.

  • Within a three-hour period Friday, the State Department made public more than 2,200 pages of emails sent from Clinton's personal account, her campaign released a letter from her personal doctor about her health and she unveiled eight years of tax returns. Meanwhile, Clinton herself was campaigning at the annual meeting of the National Urban League and...

  • The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million.

  • AIRPLANE DEBRIS THOUGHT TO BE FROM MH370 ARRIVES IN FRANCE FOR INVESTIGATION- REUTERS WITNESS, LOCAL MEDIA.

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31- Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Friday each nation's interests clashed over an intellectual property issue and they could not reach a Pacific Rim trade deal. He also said trade ministers from the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks share a view that they will continue to make efforts toward an early...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii— Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Japan's economic and fiscal policy minister, Akira Amari, said he thought a deal would be reached with one more meeting. It would also clarify and standardize trade rules, making it easier for...

  • BEIJING— Official data show China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy. The Chinese Federation for Logistics and Purchasing reported Saturday that the country's purchasing managers' index dipped to 50 from June's 50.2 on a 100- point scale, on which numbers above 50 show activity expanding.

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31- Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating...

  • TOKYO, Aug 1- The Japanese affiliate of Ernst& Young LLC has launched an in-house investigation into its audit of Toshiba Corp in the wake of the electronics maker's $1.2 billion accounting scandal, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Ernst& Young ShinNihon LLC has established a team of about 20 executives to investigate whether there were any problems...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31- Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on Friday after talks in Maui on the Trans-Pacific Partnership but vowed to keep working. "Ministers and negotiators leave Hawaii committed to build on the momentum of this meeting by staying in close contact as negotiators continue their intensive engagement to find...

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31- Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared between Japan and North America over autos, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the...

  • SEOUL, Aug 1- South Korean exports extended their losing streak to a seventh straight month in July, pointing to little respite in sight for Asia's trade-reliant economies as Chinese demand cools and global commodity prices take a fresh tumble. Shipments to China and the European Union fell and growth tailed off in exports to the United States.

  • NEW ZEALAND TRADE MINISTER SAYS EXTREMELY CONFIDENT THAT WILL FIND SWEET SPOT ON DAIRY, PROGRESS THIS WEEK HAS BEEN "STREEETS AHEAD" OF PAST.

  • TRADE REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL FROMAN SAYS TPP TRADE MINISTERS HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS, WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON ISSUES.

  • TRADE REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL FROMAN SAYS MORE CONFIDENT THAN EVER THAT THE DEAL IS WITHIN REACH.

  • *Sluggish readings add to views economy needs more stimulus. BEIJING, Aug 1- Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday, reinforcing views that the economy needs more stimulus as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump. It did not mention any impact...

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff and cleaners. Nine companies majority-owned by Trump have sought to bring in foreign waitresses, cooks,...