MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) â A resettled former Guantanamo prisoner who disappeared last month in Uruguay, setting off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations in Washington, has reappeared in Venezuela, an official said Wednesday.
ATLANTA (AP) â The Democratic National Convention speaker's lineup has highlighted an increasingly diverse country that could soon elect the first female president to succeed its first black chief executive.
The 2017 PGA Championship will go ahead in North Carolina as planned, officials said Wednesday, despite mounting protests over a state law which limits anti-discrimination protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. PGA of America chief executive Pete Bevacqua said there were no plans to move next year's major from Quail Hollow Country Club because of the controversial House Bill 2 (HB2), which was enacted in March. The law requires transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificates and omits gay and transgender people from discrimination protection.
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's quarterly profit and revenue blew past Wall Street estimates as the company's hugely popular mobile app and a push into video attracted new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to spend more. Facebook shares rose 6.7 percent in after hours trading on Wednesday. Total advertising revenue surged 63 percent to $6.24 billion, beating the average analyst estimate of $5.80 billion, according to market research firm FactSet StreetAccount.
The Fed had not been expected to move interest rates at its two-day meeting, ended on Wednesday, but investors have been anxious for hints about when an increase might come in light of concerns about fallout from Britain's vote in June to leave the European Union. After investors shrugged off Britain's unexpected vote in late June to leave the European Union, the S&P 500 rallied and is up 6 percent year to date. The S&P 500 recently traded at about 17.2 times expected earnings, up from about 16.5 at the start of the year, according to Thomson Reuters Datastream.