Markets continue rebound...Oil prices continue higher... Delta provides more details about malware attack
Apr. 05, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock indexes keep climbing as investors around the world grow more optimistic that a trade dispute between the U.S. and China will be resolved without too much damage. In the U.S., banks and retailers made some of the biggest gains today. The S&P 500 index climbed 18 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,662. The Dow rose 241 points, or 1 percent, to 24,505 and the Nasdaq added 34 points, or 0.5 percent, to end the day at 7,076.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil futures are up today. Benchmark U.S. crude added 17 cents to $63.54 a barrel in New York. In the meantime, Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 31 cents to $68.33 per barrel in London. In other commodities trading, wholesale gasoline and heating oil both remained at $1.98 a gallon while natural gas fell 4 cents to $2.68 per 1,000 cubic feet.
UNDATED (AP) — Delta Air Lines now says that payment-card information about "several hundred thousand" customers may have been exposed by a malware breach last fall. The airline says that the attack may have exposed customers' names, addresses, credit card numbers, card security codes and expiration dates. The airline says it believes the malware was in software used by (24)7.ai, which provided the airline with customer online chat services.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump's broadsides haven't come close to hitting, including selling groceries in brick-and-mortar stores and healthcare ventures. Amazon relies on an in-house lobbying team as well as outside firms to influence the lawmakers and federal regulators who can help determine its success.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is signing off on selling more than $1.3 billion in artillery to Saudi Arabia as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits the United States. . Lawmakers will have 30 days to act if they want to try to stop it. The package includes about 180 Paladin howitzer systems. The artillery-firing vehicles launch 155mm shells. In total, the U.S. has agreed to more than $2.3 billion in arms deals with the Saudis since last month.