Tech leads as stocks edge higher after days of big moves

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are making modest gains Wednesday as Apple leads technology companies higher. Energy companies are trading lower as the price of oil continues to slip. Stocks are fairly calm after three days of big, erratic moves, but bond yields are falling after a big increase a day earlier.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer

US official: Hard to alter US elections through hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's homeland security adviser says it'd be very hard to hack into America's voting systems in a way that could alter an election outcome.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

US lifting sanctions on Myanmar as leader Suu Kyi visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. is lifting economic sanctions and restoring trade benefits to former pariah state Myanmar as he met with Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner who is now the nation's de facto leader.

  • Written by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press

International turmoil, park pricing dents Orlando tourism

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A vacation in Orlando is almost a rite of passage for some well-off Brazilians who often bring back suitcases filled with electronics and clothes that are cheaper in Florida than they are at home.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press