US stocks skid on concerns about slow hiring; retailers drop


NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sliding Thursday as investors react to mounting evidence that hiring has slowed down based on a report from payroll processor ADP. Retailers are slipping after L Brands, the parent company of Victoria's Secret, reported weak sales in June. Technology and energy companies are also falling, while high-dividend stocks slip in response to a jump in bond yields.

  • Written by By MARLEY JAY , AP Markets Writer

US says refugee admissions won't be suspended until July 12


WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. refugee admissions program won't be suspended until next week and has told resettlement agencies to continue scheduling arrivals through then.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer

EU leaders reaffirm Libya migrant policy despite criticism

ROME (AP) — European Union officials on Thursday reaffirmed the need to tackle Europe's migrant crisis in Libya and surrounding countries, amid continued resistance in Europe to welcome refugees.

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  • Written by By NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press