Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump encouraged Russia to meddle in American politics Wednesday, with a stunning recommendation to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Cotton futures No. 2 closed $1.00 a bale higher to $2.85 lower Wednesday. The average for strict low middling 1 & 1-16 inch spot cotton advanced 14 cents to 72.13 cents per pound Wednesday for the seven markets, according to the Market News Branch, Memphis USDA.
FBI Director James Comey said government and the tech industry need to sort out their differences over encryption before "something terrible happens" that would make productive conversations impossible.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has paid $2.5 million to settle some claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit accusing the hospital network of overbilling government insurance programs for neurosurgery.
Stocks were moving slightly lower in afternoon trading Wednesday as gains in technology stocks like Apple were offset by declines in consumer staples makers including Coca-Cola. Energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil. Investors are also working through the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement. The Fed didn't make any changes to interest rates but left the door open for increases later this year.
Shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. jumped almost 4 percent Wednesday after it reported improved second quarter earnings, thanks to lower income tax expenses and increased demand for its higher-end tires.
Homeowners in New Jersey who offer short-term rentals through online sites such as Airbnb would have to pay the same taxes and fees as hotels and motels under a bill that's being introduced in the Assembly.