U.S. stocks firm after debate but oil a drag
By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock prices rose on Tuesday following the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but losses in the oil market and anxiety about the fortune of Deutsche Bank limited Wall Street's advance. Oil prices gave back some of Monday's gains on fizzling hopes of an agreement among major producers to freeze output in a bid to deal with the current global oversupply. A stronger dollar in the aftermath of the first Clinton-Trump debate helped send gold prices lower.
Democrats poised to block stopgap funding bill over Flint
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Senate Democrats on Tuesday threatened to block must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, battle the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.
Adele is still winning: '25' album reaches diamond status
US consumer confidence jumps in September
U.S. consumer confidence in September rose to the highest level in nine years, a hopeful sign that economic growth will accelerate in coming months. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer ...
Syria army retakes Aleppo district as bombs rain down
Syria's army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo on Tuesday, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes. In the first advance since announcing plans last week to retake all of the divided city, pro-government troops seized the Farafina district northwest of Aleppo's historic citadel, a military source told AFP. The push follows several days of Syrian and Russian air strikes on rebel-held Aleppo neighbourhoods -- some of the fiercest bombardment of the five-year conflict so far -- after a ceasefire deal brokered by Moscow and Washington collapsed last week.
Shell: Fire forces closure of key oil pipeline in NigeriaLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ? A fire has forced the closure of a key oil pipeline in Nigeria, Shell and an environmental activist said Monday.
No average scores being released this year for new SAT examWASHINGTON (AP) ? No score results yet, but students didn't seem to be scared off by the new version of the SAT college entrance exam.
Americas region is world's first to be free of measles
Measles has been eradicated from the Americas due to decades of vaccination efforts, making it the first region of the world to rid itself of the disease, global health authorities said Tuesday. "Endemic transmission of measles has been eliminated from the region," said World Health Organization director Margaret Chan.
Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles
Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow. After CVS began operating Target's drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking ...
Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo
LONDON (AP) ? As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web.