Economy

US economy expanded at stronger 2.6 percent rate in Q2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief. The Commerce Department said Friday that growth in...

Markets

US stocks follow other global markets lower

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks followed other markets lower on Friday after Amazon and several other big companies reported quarterly results that underwhelmed investors. Health care stocks fell, but by less than the rest of the market, after the Senate's latest stumble in its drive to revamp the country's health care system. Treasury yields...

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US stocks follow other global markets lower

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks followed other markets lower on Friday after Amazon and several other big companies reported quarterly results that underwhelmed investors. Health care stocks fell, but by less than the rest of the market, after the Senate's latest stumble in its drive to revamp the country's health care system. Treasury yields...