Reports: DOJ, SEC probe Apple for slowing older iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. authorities are investigating Apple’s slowing of older iPhones, according to published reports. The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are probing whether Apple violated securities laws. In December, Apple apologized for the slowdown after a blogger’s tests revealed […]

The Latest: Agriculture secretary to skip State of the Union, Trump to hail ‘our new American moment’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will skip Tuesday’s State of the Union address, serving as the so-called “designated survivor.” A member of the presidential line of succession traditionally skips the address to the joint session of Congress […]

Saudi authorities net $106 billion in corruption settlements

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A wide-reaching anti-corruption campaign shrouded in secrecy and intrigue has netted more than $106 billion in financial settlements with 56 people remaining in custody, Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday. Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb said the settlements reached include seizure of real estate assets, commercial […]

US stocks edge lower in early trading; oil prices slide

By ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer The major U.S. stock indexes were down slightly in early trading Monday, as losses in technology companies outweighed gains elsewhere. Energy stocks also declined as crude oil prices headed lower. Banks posted solid gains as bond yields rose. Investors were weighing the latest corporate deal news, including Keurig’s acquisition of […]

Fighting flares up on hill Turkey seized in Syria offensive

By MEHMET GUZEL, Associated Press KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Renewed clashes erupted on Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria captured by Turkish troops the day before as Syrian Kurdish militiamen were trying to reclaim it. Turkish military officials cancelled a government-organized press tour to Bursayah Hill separating the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the […]

Global stocks recoup losses, dollar steady as eyes on Trump

By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stocks mostly rose Friday, recouping losses from earlier in the week, as the dollar steadied against other currencies. Investors are watching for President Donald Trump’s comments later in the day to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.4 […]

Seven-country initiative launched to support management of four-wing flyingfish

BELIZE CITY, Belize (CRFM) — Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched series of subprojects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the flyingfish fishery. In highlighting the importance of the initiative, CRFM executive director, Milton Haughton, said: “We in the region are utilizing a […]