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Asian stocks lackluster as Japan, China data shows weakness

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Wednesday as China's manufacturing remained weak in February and a Japanese central bank survey showed businesses are wary about the economic outlook (...)

Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. (...)

Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance. (...)

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have been scrambling to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year. (...)

World stocks gain after Yellen signals gradual rise in rates

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were buoyant Monday as investors cheered Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling that U.S. interest rates would rise only gradually. Chinese stocks soared on hopes for more economic stimulus measures. (...)

Business Markets

US stocks move higher, led by gains in energy companies

Encouraging economic data on housing and consumer spending helped drive U.S. stocks sharply higher in midday trading Monday. Energy stocks were among the biggest gainers, bucking a slide in the price of crude oil. Expectations that any increase in the Federal Reserve's key interest rate this year will be gradual also helped lift the market. (...)

Small investors blame bad advice from brokers for big losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune. (...)

US stocks move sharply higher, led by energy companies

U.S. stocks moved sharply higher in afternoon trading Monday, on course for a second consecutive gain. Investors cheered encouraging economic data and the latest batch of corporate deal news. Expectations that any increase in the Federal Reserve's key interest rate this year will be gradual also helped lift the market. (...)

Global stocks meander at quarter's end

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets drifted Tuesday despite further evidence of a burgeoning economic recovery across the 19-country eurozone. Trading, as is often the case at the end of the quarter, was impacted by traders looking to close out positions to make their books look as healthy as possible. (...)

US stocks move lower a day after big jump

U.S. stocks moved lower in afternoon trading Tuesday, as traders seized on the final day of the quarter to do some profit-taking. Industrial and health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices extended their slide. Investors weighed positive economic data on housing and consumers with concerns over the possibility of a deeper slide in oil prices. (...)

US stocks move higher, led by gains in energy companies

Major U.S. stock indexes surged in afternoon trading Monday, as investors cheered encouraging economic data and the latest batch of corporate deal news. Expectations that any increase in the Federal Reserve's key interest rate this year will be gradual also helped lift the market. (...)

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Trumbo, Goldschmidt homer as Diamondbacks beat Rangers 8-7

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8-7 victory over a split-squad of Texas Rangers on Tuesday. (...)

Lawyers: Aaron Hernandez murder trial could finish next week

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers involved in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez say they expect the case to wrap up next week. (...)

McGraw appreciates Notre Dame women's run more than ever

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It would be easy to forgive Muffet McGraw if she started taking Final Four appearances for granted. (...)

Price rocked for 7 runs as Tigers lose to Pirates 7-3

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — David Price was rocked for seven runs over six innings in his final start of spring training for the Detroit Tigers, a 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. (...)

The Royals Way: Speed, defense and the game's best bullpen

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Kansas City Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades. (...)

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