Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had pushed many of America's top corporate leaders to the breaking point with his inability to decisively condemn white supremacists — so they huddled on an 11:30 a.m. conference call Wednesday.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

Bannon: No military solution in North Korea


BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Contradicting a boss already under pressure to fire him, President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with "fire and fury."

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

US, Japan discuss North Korean threat


WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats were meeting in Washington Thursday to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the nuclear and missile threat.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

US stocks slide after results from Wal-Mart and Cisco


NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning as investors fail to get excited by quarterly reports from big names like retailer Wal-Mart and technology bellwether Cisco Systems. Most industries are slipping, with some of the biggest losses going to technology and industrial companies, retailers and banks. After dramatic moves late last week and earlier this week, stocks appear to have returned to the pattern of small moves that has marked this year.

  • Written by By MARLEY JAY , AP Markets Writer