Global equities mixed as inflation and energy weigh on growth | Health, medicine and fitness

By YURI KAGEYAMA – AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) – Shares fell in Europe on Tuesday after an optimistic session in Asia, as Wall Street futures fell ahead of the reopening of US markets from the Independence Day holiday. Benchmarks also fell in Paris, London, Frankfurt and Shanghai. But stocks gained in Tokyo, Seoul and … Read more

NC Budget, Immigration Bills rounded at the end of the session | Health, medicine and fitness

By GARY D. ROBERTSON – Associated Press RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly on Friday closed its main working session for the year by finalizing proposed fiscal year adjustments to the state budget, cutting other mandatory legislation, but leaving some major policy issues unresolved abandoned or thwarted. The Republican-drafted spending measure, which … Read more

Reports Chart Good May For Nevada Casinos, Tourism | Health, medicine and fitness

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A trio of economic reports show May was a good month for tourism and gambling in Nevada, including passenger traffic characterized as the third busiest ever at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said on Thursday that casinos statewide won $1.3 billion last month, the … Read more

Has corporate greed fueled inflation? It’s not the biggest culprit | Health, medicine and fitness

By PAUL WISEMAN – Writer AP Economy WASHINGTON (AP) — Furious at rising gas station and grocery store prices, many consumers feel they know exactly where to throw the blame: on greedy companies that relentlessly drive up prices and reap the profits. In response to that sentiment, the Democrat-led House of Representatives last month passed … Read more

Highlights of Bipartisan Gun Violence Bill OK’d by Senate | Health, medicine and fitness

AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill passed by the Senate on Thursday and the House expected to pass Friday: — Comprehensive background checks: State and local youth and mental health records of gun buyers will be part of federal background checks for buyers ages 18 to 20. Maximum three days … Read more

Jensen seeks tax cuts to help Minnesota fight inflation | Health, medicine and fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen on Thursday called for tax cuts and curbing government spending and regulations to help Minnesota residents cope with the highest inflation rate in 40 years. Inflation has already dominates national election campaigns. Republicans see it as a powerful problem … Read more

McMaster, Cunningham win primaries; face off in November | Health, medicine and fitness

By JEFFREY COLLINS – Associated Press COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — Former U.S. Representative Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday and mounted a showdown in November with Republican chief executive Henry McMaster, who easily defeated his opponent in the primary. Cunningham has touted the fact that he is the only Democrat in … Read more

Governor McMaster nominated as Democrats vie to oppose him | Health, medicine and fitness

By JEFFREY COLLINS – Associated Press COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — South Carolina’s Republican governor Henry McMaster won his party’s nomination for a second full term on Tuesday as five Democratic governor candidates competed for their party’s nomination. If McMaster wins the November general election and completes the term, he will become the longest-serving governor in … Read more

Wall Street is in a bear market; this is what that means

NEW YORK — Wall Street opened the week with heavy losses that hit the benchmark S . to make&P 500 at a level considered a so-called bear market. Rising interest rates, high inflation, the war in Ukraine and a slowdown in the Chinese economy have prompted investors to reconsider what they are willing to pay … Read more

Floating restaurant Jumbo in Hong Kong towed away | Health, medicine and fitness

By KATIE TAM and ZEN SOO – Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) – A landmark floating restaurant that fed Cantonese food and seafood to Queen Elizabeth II, Tom Cruise and millions of other guests was towed from Hong Kong harbor on Tuesday after it was closed due to the pandemic. Jumbo Floating Restaurant’s parent company … Read more