Wall Street ended little changed on Tuesday, Sept. 20, as healthcare gains countered declines in energy shares, a day before highly anticipated outcomes of monetary policy meetings in the United States and Japan. Though the Federal Reserve is not expected to raise rates on Wednesday, Sept. 21, investors will comb the U.S. central bank's statement for any clues about whether it will hike in coming months. The Bank of Japan is expected to further ease its ultra-loose policies, according to a Reuters poll of economists.
NEW YORK—The maker of Skittles candies on Tuesday, Sept. 20, objected to a social media post by Donald Trump Jr. in which the Republican presidential hopeful's son compared admitting Syrian refugees to the United States to eating poisoned pieces of the brightly colored, fruit-flavored treats. Candidate Donald Trump has opposed letting Syrian refugees enter, while his Democratic rival in the Nov. 8 election, Hillary Clinton, has supported accepting some of those fleeing the war-torn country.
ELIZABETH, N.J. -- The father of the Afghan-born man arrested after weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey reported concerns about his son to the FBI in 2014, but...
Officials from 21 U.S. states on Tuesday, Sept. 20, filed a lawsuit claiming an Obama administration rule to extend overtime pay to more than 4 million workers will place a heavy burden on state budgets. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Sherman, Texas says under the rule, which is set to take effect Dec. 1, many state employees would become eligible for overtime pay even though they perform management duties that should make them exempt.
LOS ANGELES—The husband of Jim Carrey's former girlfriend sued the actor on Monday, Sept. 19, accusing him of illegally supplying Cathriona White with prescription drugs that resulted in her death. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by White's husband, Mark Burton, in Los Angeles Superior Court, accused Carrey, 54, of "using his immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive and, in this case deadly, controlled substances."
Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her attorney said in a statement on Tuesday, signaling the end of one of Hollywood's most glamorous and...
LINDEN, N.J.—U.S. investigators are looking for clues to why an Afghanistan-born man might have planted bombs around the New York area over the weekend, including whether the suspect had accomplices or was radicalized overseas. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 19, in Linden, New Jersey, after a gunbattle with police. They were summoned by a neighborhood bar owner who thought the bearded man sleeping against his closed tavern's front door in pouring rain resembled the bombing suspect.
A see-saw session on Wall Street on Monday, Sept. 19, ended little changed, with gains in big bank stocks offsetting a drag from Apple, as investors braced for the Federal Reserve meeting later this week. The Fed is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at the two-day meeting, but investors will assess Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Wednesday to see if the central bank plans to hike as soon as December.
ROME—If drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people will fall into poverty by 2050, and a century of progress in health will be reversed, the World Bank said on Monday, Sept. 19. By 2050, annual global GDP would fall by at least 1.1 percent, although the loss could be as much as 3.8 percent - the equivalent of the 2008 financial crisis - the Bank said in a report released ahead of a high-level meeting on the issue at the United Nations in New York this week.
UNITED NATIONS -- Efforts to stop immigration and the mix of cultures are bound to fail, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto told a United Nations summit on migrants and refugees...