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NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street has capped a day of mostly listless trading with a mixed finish Monday as gains in industrial companies, banks and energy stocks outweighed losses elsewhere. Small-company stocks fared better than the rest of the market as investors shifted focus away from the tail end of a relatively strong corporate earnings season and looked ahead to key trade talks between the U.S. and China later this week. The Dow fell 53 points. The S&P rose 1.92 points and the Nasdaq composite added 10

LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that at least six individuals involved in lawsuits against an Israeli spyware company have been targeted by mysterious operatives who the six claim are trying to discredit them. Two of the individuals are cybersecurity researchers looking into the NSO Group and three are lawyers involved in lawsuits that allege that NSO sold its spyware to governments with questionable human rights records.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have determined the brother of the Amazon CEO’s mistress leaked the couple’s intimate text messages to the National Enquirer. That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke Monday to The Associated Press. The Enquirer published a story last month that included racy texts between Bezos and former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. The person says Bezos’ investigators identified Michael Sanchez as the person who leaked the texts to the Enquirer.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican union has declared total victory in a mass strike at 48 border assembly plants, but now the movement has spawned a storm of wildcat walkouts at other businesses. The union won 20 percent wage increases at all 48 “maquiladora” factories in Matamoros, a city across from Brownsville, Texas, and it also won a one-time bonus of about $1,685. Now workers at about a dozen non-union businesses and factories organized by other unions have started wildcat walkouts to demand the same increases.

UNDATED (AP) — Nike’s latest performance basketball shoe, to be released Sunday, is the Adapt BB — a self-lacing smart shoe that can be controlled by a smartphone. The release just happens to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. It has a motor embedded within the shoe, and a hefty $350 price tag.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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