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March 19, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks gave up an early gain and ended mostly lower on Wall Street as a weeklong rally lost steam. Banks and industrial stocks weighed the most on the market Tuesday. BB&T and railroad operator Union Pacific fell. The S&P ended barely lower, its second loss over the past seven trading days. It’s still off to a great start this year. It’s up 13 percent so far in 2019. The Dow slipped 26 points.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is confirming that its inspector general will review how regulators certified the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as safe to fly. That is the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months, one in Indonesia and the most recent in Ethiopia. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao sent a letter to her agency’s inspector general, saying an audit will improve the department’s decision-making.

NEW YORK (AP) — Google has unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform lets gamers playing Stadia jump across devices operating on Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks. Alphabet Inc.’s Google says playing video games will be as simple as pressing a “Play Now” button, without anything to download. There is a dedicated Stadia controller that is optional.

NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci is announcing a new global program called Gucci Changemakers as part of the fashion company’s continuing effort to foster diversity through community action. The initiative follows Gucci’s announcement last month of a long-term diversity and inclusion action plan following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface

BISMARK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-led Legislature has voted to repeal the state’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions. Senators passed the bill Tuesday, sending it to Republican Gov. Doug Burgum. He’s expected to sign it. The National Conference of State Legislatures says North Dakota is the only state that prohibits shopping on Sunday morning. The ban is rooted in religious tradition. Lawmakers have defeated several measures over the years to end it.