Stock market today: Asian shares rise with eyes on prices, war in the Middle East

HONG KONG -- Asian markets slipped on Friday following a decline on Wall Street driven by mounting pressure from rising bond market yields.U.S. futures rose slightly, and oil prices gained.China’s

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IMF and World Bank are urged to boost funding for African nations facing conflict and climate change

ABUJA, Nigeria -- Many poor countries in Africa face the harshest effects of climate change: severe droughts, vicious heat and dry land, but also unpredictable rain and devastating flooding. The

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Refrigeration chemicals are a nightmare for the climate. Experts say alternatives must spread fast

PHILADELPHIA -- When Jennifer Byrne, owner and technician at Comfy Heating and Cooling, gets a call to come and fix a relatively new air conditioning system, one of the first

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Japanese automaker Toyota and energy company Idemitsu to cooperate on EV battery technology

TOKYO -- Japan’s top automaker Toyota agreed Thursday to work with Idemitsu, a major Japanese oil company, on technology for mass production of solid-state batteries that promise to be a

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Ford recalls over 238,000 Explorers to replace axle bolts that can fail after US opens investigation

Ford is recalling more than 238,000 Explorers in the U.S. because a rear axle bolt can fail, potentially causing a loss of drive power or allowing the SUVs to roll

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WNBA holding its own against NFL, MLB, with finals broadcast during busy sports calendar

The WNBA is competing for TV viewers during one of the busiest times on the sports calendar and the league is holding its own with no plans to turn back

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JPMorgan profit jumps 35%, but CEO says geopolitics and gov’t inaction have led to ‘dangerous time’

NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase's third-quarter profit soared 35% from last year, fueled by a rapid rise in interest rates, but the bank's CEO, Jamie Dimon, issued a sobering statement

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UAW breaks pattern of adding factories to strikes on Fridays, says more plants could come any time

DETROIT -- The United Auto Workers union isn't adding any factories to those that are now on strike, but its president says more walkouts could begin at any moment.Until this

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Environmentalists warn of intent to sue over snail species living near Nevada lithium mine

RENO, Nev. -- In an ongoing legal battle with the Biden administration over a Nevada lithium mine, environmentalists are poised to return to court with a new approach accusing U.S.

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Biden awards $7 billion for ‘clean hydrogen’ hubs across the country

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration has selected clean-energy projects from Pennsylvania to California for a $7 billion program to kickstart development and production of hydrogen fuel, a key component of

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