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Trader John Santiago works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Stocks are moving modestly higher on Wall Street in early trading Tuesday as corporate earnings reporting gets into full swing.

Tech, health care stocks lead Wall Street indexes higher

Trader John Santiago works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Stocks are moving modestly higher on Wall Street in early trading Tuesday as corporate earnings reporting gets into full swing.

October 19, 2021, 1:45pm Business

Health care and technology companies led a broad rally for stocks on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed another batch of encouraging company earnings reports. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2021 file photo, steam billows out of the cooling towers at a coal-fired power station in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province. The world's facing an energy crunch. Europe is feeling it worst as natural gas prices skyrocket to five times normal, forcing some factories to hold back production. Reserves depleted last winter haven't been made up, and chief supplier Russia has held back on supplying extra. Meanwhile, the new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline won't start operating in time to help if the weather is cold, and there's talk Europe could wind up rationing electricity. China is feeling it too, seeing power outages in some towns.

Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approaches

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2021 file photo, steam billows out of the cooling towers at a coal-fired power station in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province. The world's facing an energy crunch. Europe is feeling it worst as natural gas prices skyrocket to five times normal, forcing some factories to hold back production. Reserves depleted last winter haven't been made up, and chief supplier Russia has held back on supplying extra. Meanwhile, the new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline won't start operating in time to help if the weather is cold, and there's talk Europe could wind up rationing electricity. China is feeling it too, seeing power outages in some towns.

October 19, 2021, 8:45am Business

Power shortages are turning out streetlights and shutting down factories in China. The poor in Brazil are choosing between paying for food or electricity. German corn and wheat farmers can't find fertilizer, made using natural gas. And fears are rising that Europe will have to ration electricity if it's a… Read story

U.S. regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids

October 19, 2021, 7:41am Business

WASHINGTON — Health regulators on Tuesday unveiled their proposal to allow Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription, a long-awaited move intended to make the devices more accessible to millions of people with hearing problems. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, Laurene Powell Jobs arrives for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington. Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is gearing up to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next ten years. But if the donation patterns of her foundation continue, the public might never know where that money is going.

Who will get Powell Jobs’ $3.5B gift for climate work?

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, Laurene Powell Jobs arrives for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington. Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is gearing up to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next ten years. But if the donation patterns of her foundation continue, the public might never know where that money is going.

October 19, 2021, 7:37am Business

Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is gearing up to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next 10 years. But if the donation patterns of her foundation continue, the public might never know where that money is going. Read story

Pedestrians huddle under rain hoods and umbrellas as they pass a sign at the Pike Place Market during a steady rain Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Seattle.

Seattle police arrest Pike Place Market store owner suspected of trafficking stolen Lego sets

Pedestrians huddle under rain hoods and umbrellas as they pass a sign at the Pike Place Market during a steady rain Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Seattle.

October 19, 2021, 7:35am Business

SEATTLE — Seattle police arrested a 67-year-old downtown store owner Friday who is suspected of trafficking stolen Lego sets and other items at a store in Pike Place Market. Read story

FILE - This Wednesday, April 11, 2012 file photo shows turkeys at a farm in Lebanon, Pa. To kill the possibility of salmonella, cook birds to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

FILE - This Wednesday, April 11, 2012 file photo shows turkeys at a farm in Lebanon, Pa. To kill the possibility of salmonella, cook birds to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.

October 19, 2021, 7:34am Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, and on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce several steps it plans to take to achieve that… Read story

Microsoft says it warned Bill Gates about flirting in 2008

October 18, 2021, 2:28pm Business

REDMOND — Microsoft executives in 2008 warned Bill Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee but dropped the matter after he told them he would stop, the company revealed Monday. Read story

Stocks end mixed on Wall Street ahead of busy earnings week

October 18, 2021, 1:34pm Business

Stocks wobbled to a mixed finish on Wall Street Monday as the market’s momentum slowed down following its best week since July. Read story