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Stocks move lower as energy, technology stocks fall

Stocks were slightly lower in midday trading Friday following three straight days of gains this week. Technology stocks were trading heavily, particularly Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter. Energy stocks fell with the price of oil. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 64 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,328 as ...

Report: Germany hacked Afghan firm to help free aid worker

German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country's army hacked a mobile phone company in Afghanistan to help free a kidnapped aid worker. A spokesman for the German Defense Ministry declined to confirm the report Friday citing security reasons. Der Spiegel reports that the German army's computer network operations unit, ...

McDonald's testing Happy Meals for breakfast

McDonald's is considering another addition to its all-day breakfast menu: Happy Meals. The fast-food chain says it will begin testing breakfast Happy Meals in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sept. 26. The Happy Meals come with either two McGriddles cakes or an egg and cheese McMuffin. McDonald's says the latter option is ...

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

IMF paints dark outlook for Greek jobseekers

Greeks can expect to struggle with double-digit unemployment for more than three decades, the International Monetary Fund predicted Friday in a bleak outlook for the bailout-dependent country. In an annual report, the IMF also called for more ambitious debt relief plans from the country's European creditors. And it said that ...

FILE - In this July 27, 2016 file photo, the Twitter symbol appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Twitter’s stock is soaring following a report that it may be moving closer to selling the business, Friday, Sept. 23. Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has struggled to come up with a strategy to attract people to the messaging service, while Facebook and Snapchat race ahead in the battle for people’s attention and allegiance.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Twitter surges after report that it may be on the block

Twitter's stock is surging following a report that the social media company, forever struggling in Facebook's shadow, is close to a sale. The business channel CNBC, citing unnamed sources, said Friday that Twitter Inc. has received "expressions of interest" from several technology or media companies and may receive a formal ...

Fed wants to put new limits on banks' commodities activities

The Federal Reserve wants to put new limits on big banks' activities in physical commodities businesses, with an eye to reducing financial risks from volatile trading and transport of sensitive materials. The Fed's governors are proposing restrictions for banks' holding, transporting and trading of commodities like oil, aluminum and coal. ...

In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 still image from video, aerospace engineer Felipe Bohorquez guides a test drone making a UPS delivery to Children's Island in Marblehead, Mass. UPS partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to fly the drone on a programmed route for three miles over the Atlantic Ocean to make the delivery. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)

UPS testing drones for use in its package delivery system

One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to test the use of drones to make commercial deliveries to remote or difficult-to-access locations. The companies began testing the drones on Thursday, when they ...

A man with a mask of United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a demonstration against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA in Berlin, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Thousands of people are rallying in cities across Germany to protest against planned European Union trade deals with the United States and Canada. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

EU-US trade pact under a cloud, Europe mulls change of tack

The outlook for a vast free trade pact between the European Union and the United States was bleak Friday, with EU ministers discussing whether to change their approach after conceding that a deal cannot be sealed before President Barack Obama leaves office. After three years of negotiations, big differences remain ...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2106 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Orlando, Fla. A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Study finds 20M would lose health coverage under Trump plan

A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people. The 2016 presidential campaign has brought voters to a crossroads on health ...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, Jerome Kerviel, arrives at the Versailles appeal court, outside Paris, fighting the award of damages. Kerviel will learn Friday Sept. 23, 2016, whether he'll have to pay a staggering 4.9 billion euros ($5.5 billion) to the Societe Generale bank that employed him when he made huge losses through reckless operations. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, FILE)

French rogue trader damages slashed to 1 million euros

Former French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel will not have to pay 4.9 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in damages to the bank that used to employ him, but a more manageable 1 million euros ($1.1 million), a court ruled Friday. The court said Kerviel was "partly responsible" for huge losses suffered ...

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