LOS ANGELES — Before dawn six days a week, Norma Ulloa left the two-bedroom apartment she shared with four family members and boarded a bus that took her to a stifling factory on the outskirts of downtown.
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Tuesday, extending the market's gains from a day earlier. Banks and technology companies were among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks also rose. Health care and consumer-focused stocks lagged the most.
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more," the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump told congressional staff on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tell your bae or your bestie: The mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words as part of its largest dictionary update in the game's eight-year history.
Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.
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MOSCOW (AP) — The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth of the world's firearms, the …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US housing starts fell 0.8 percent in August, second straight monthly decline.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US current account trade deficit rises to $123.1 billion in spring, largest gap since 2008.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bob Evans Farms is being sold to cereal maker Post in in a deal worth about $1.53 billion.
HELSINKI (AP) — Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest of its kind, has hit a milestone value of $1 trillion, beating all expectations since its creation over 20 years ago.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's telecom regulator has blocked an attempt by international operator Altice to buy control of local company Media Capital, saying it could create "significant obstacles" to competition.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the United States in a $4 billion bitcoin fraud case, says Russia wants to extradite him as well.
BEIJING (AP) — A business group urged China on Tuesday to carry out promises to open its economy and warned that inaction might fuel a backlash against free trade amid mounting U.S. and European criticism.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing two credit monitoring companies to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch king is set to ride through The Hague in a horse-drawn carriage to deliver a speech to both houses of parliament outlining the government's budget for the coming year.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday, as investors awaited comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve, but Japan's benchmark rose on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the…
NEW YORK (AP) — The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations.
NEW YORK (AP) — One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she's concerned they're being targeted by claims service providers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money.