Trump's tweet comes a day after Apple put out a press release describing the money it spends on U.S.-based suppliers and vendors.Technologyread more
President Donald Trump held a call on Wednesday with the CEOs of three major U.S. banks, according to people with knowledge of the situation.Marketsread more
Benefits from what President Trump called "the biggest reform of all time" to the tax code have dwindled to a faint breeze just 20 months after its enactment, writes John...Politicsread more
Epstein, 66, was found in his cell in Manhattan federal lockup Saturday morning and transferred to a nearby hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.Politicsread more
Air travelers faced delays at U.S. airports on Friday afternoon after a computer issue snarled processing of international arrivals.Airlinesread more
Daniel Povey, a professor who was fired by Johns Hopkins University, said he will no longer go work at Facebook after the company asked him to work as a contractor while it...Technologyread more
Markets would like Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to clarify whether the Fed sees itself at the beginning of a serious, longer-term rate cutting cycle.Market Insiderread more
In comparative terms, CEOs now make on average 278 times the average worker's salary, according to the Economic Policy Institute.Executive Compensationread more
The former cellmate's lawyer, Bruce Barket, told NBC that officials at the jailhouse said in an email that Tartaglione would face no charges or internal discipline now that...Politicsread more
Roger Stone and the Department of Justice have been sparring for a month over whether jurors can be shown a 4-minute-and-20-second clip from the film.Politicsread more
As part of his new proposal to combat hate and violence, O'Rourke wants to make social media companies liable for users' hateful content.Technologyread more
SHANGHAI, April 30 (Reuters) - China stocks rose on Tuesday despite worse-than-expected factory activity data, as analysts say concerns over the economy had been largely priced in after a sharp correction the past week.
** Hong Kong stocks slipped, dented by declines in energy and consumer shares.
** The CSI300 index rose 0.2 percent to 3,907.63 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.4 percent to 3,075.74 points.
** Factory activity in China expanded for a second straight month in April but at a much slower pace than expected, an official survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting the economy is still struggling for traction despite a flurry of support measures.
** Yang Hongxun, Shanghai-based analyst at investment consultancy Shandong Shenguang, said after the recent correction, investors are looking past weak economic data. "We've already seen worries about the economy, and tighter monetary policies. I don't see worse news ahead," Yang said.
** China's five-largest state-owned banks posted modest first-quarter profit growth, though slightly below expectations, as policymakers pushed lenders to make more loans to support the slowing economy.
** China's CSI300 financial sector sub-index was lower by 0.3 percent, the consumer staples sector up 0.76 percent, the real estate index down 0.4 percent and the healthcare sub-index dropped 0.35 percent.
** Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 0.65 percent to 11,562.96, while the Hang Seng Index was down 0.48 percent at 29,748.76.
** The smaller Shenzhen index was up 0.83 percent and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 0.86 percent.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index dropped 0.46 percent, while Japan's Nikkei index slipped 0.22 percent.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.7379 per U.S. dollar, 0.05 percent weaker than the previous close of 6.7346.
** The largest percentage gainers in the main Shanghai Composite index were Aucma Co Ltd, up 10.11 percent, followed by Aeolus Tyre Co Ltd, gaining 10.07 percent and Guangxi Wuzhou Communications Co Ltd, up by 10.07 percent.
** The largest percentage losses in the Shanghai index were Shanghai DZH Ltd, down 10.05 percent, followed by Flat Glass Group Co Ltd, losing 10.03 percent and MeiDu Energy Corp, down by 10.02 percent.
(Reporting by Samuel Shen and John Ruwitch, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)