Twitter Inc. said Friday it has removed a network of 273 accounts originating in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, that were targeting Qatar as well as other countries including Iran. In a blog on its site, Twitter said the accounts were interconnected in their goals and tactics, and that they spread messaging that supported

U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, pushing key equity benchmarks closer to all-time highs, as investors keyed into encouraging signs on U.S.-China trade talks. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% to trade at 3,012. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 59 points, or 0.2% , to 27,152. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.1% to 8,192. The

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. said Friday it is board has agreed to raise its quarterly cash dividend to 16 cents a share from 15 cents. The new dividend is payable on Nov. 11 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 11. Shares were not yet active premarket, but have fallen 8% in 2019 to

Shares of McDermott International Inc. rocketed 82% in very active premarket trading Friday, after the provider of engineering and construction services to the energy industry said it was exploring the sale of its Lummus Technology business, which has been valued at more than $2.5 billion. Trading volume topped 8.9 million shares, making the stock the

Shares of Apple Inc. rose 0.4% in premarket trading Friday, as the new iPhone 11 becomes available in stores, with J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee saying strong pre-order interest suggests a “robust” iPhone revenue trend. The stock’s gain puts Apple on track to reclaim a trillion-dollar market capitalization. Chatterjee said his research indicates higher interest

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced live on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program that he is ending his pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination, saying he will support the candidate who emerges victorious from the party’s primaries. He has not, he said, given any thought to endorsing a particular former intraparty rival. He said speculation

MKM Partners initiated coverage of five Canadian cannabis companies and two U>S. multi-stage organizations on Friday with a cautious outlook, arguing that the nascent industry is likely to see supply exceed consumer spending growth, putting pressure on the current business model. Analyst Bill Kirk, an executive director at MKM, assigned sell ratings to Curaleaf Holdings

Shares of McDermott International Inc. rocketed 42% in active premarket trading Friday, after the provider of engineering and construction services to the energy industry said it was exploring the sale of its Lummus Technology business, which has been valued at more than $2.5 billion. The company said it recently received unsolicited approaches to acquire all

St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard on Friday explained his dissent from the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision on Wednesday to reduce rates by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of 1.7%-2%. The Fed president said he sees the U.S. economy slowing “in the near horizon” and said that the manufacturing

The British pound jumped against rivals on Friday after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said a Brexit deal was possible. Juncker made the comments in an interview with Sky News late Thursday and the remarks reassured some investors who are worried a no-deal Brexit for Britain was a growing possibility. “I had a meeting with