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China stocks hit 7-year high, Europe muted ahead of Fed

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while most other world markets were subdued Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. (...)

Asia stock markets mostly higher, China at 7-year high

HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock indexes rose Friday, with China's benchmark at its highest in seven years, after Wall Street eked out another record close. (...)

Dollar Tree to sell 330 Family Dollar stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order to receive approval of its $8.5 billion acquisition of Family Dollar. (...)

US stock indexes edge higher as energy stocks gain

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Thursday as the price of oil climbed, boosting energy stocks. Among individual stocks, Salesforce.com and Best Buy were among the biggest gainers after reporting earnings that exceeded the forecasts of Wall Street analysts. (...)

US stock indexes edge higher as energy stocks gain

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Thursday as the price of oil climbed, boosting energy stocks. Among individual stocks, Salesforce.com and Best Buy were among the biggest gainers after reporting earnings that exceeded the forecasts of Wall Street analysts. (...)

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended May 17th. (...)

Business Markets

US stocks open mostly lower; oil price slides

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower in early trading as energy companies decline along with the price of oil. (...)

World stock markets uneven after weak China data

TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets were lackluster Thursday after China's economy showed new signs of weakness but the Shanghai benchmark surged on hopes for more government stimulus. (...)

Taxes matter in fund investing, even when there's no bill

NEW YORK (AP) — Most of us don't worry about taxes when it comes to mutual funds. (...)

US stocks open slightly lower following mixed earnings news

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging lower in early trading as investors look over some uneven company earnings reports. (...)

Asian stock markets uneven after weak China data

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Thursday after China's economy showed new signs of weakness and Fed minutes shed little light on the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. (...)

US stock indexes edge higher as energy stocks gain

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Thursday as the price of oil climbed, boosting energy stocks. Among individual stocks, Salesforce.com and Best Buy were among the biggest gainers after reporting earnings that exceeded the forecasts of Wall Street analysts. (...)

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Sports Headlines

Gentry interviews with Pelicans, still focused on Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Thursday that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans' job. (...)

Elias earns first win of season as Mariners top Orioles 4-2

BALTIMORE (AP) — Roenis Elias took a four-hitter into the eighth inning, Justin Ruggiano homered and the Seattle Mariners beat Wei-Yin Chen and the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Wednesday night. (...)

Judge dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator. (...)

Arizona completes 4-game sweep of Marlins 7-6

MIAMI (AP) — A.J. Pollock beat out a run-scoring infield hit with two out in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks completed their first four-game sweep in seven seasons by beating the Miami Marlins 7-6 Thursday. (...)

Ducks beat Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 3 of Western finals

CHICAGO (AP) — Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago. (...)

Mike Babcock faces 'massive challenge' as Maple Leafs' coach

TORONTO (AP) — Mike Babcock has been introduced as the Toronto Maple Leafs' new coach and says restoring the team will be a "massive, massive challenge." (...)

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