Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners to refuse service based on their own religious beliefs, rejecting a measure opponents said would allow discrimination against gays.
Companies from Apple Inc. to American Airlines Group Inc. called on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill permitting businesses to refuse service on religious grounds, a measure that opponents say is meant to allow discrimination against gays.
U.S. stocks fell for the week, giving benchmark indexes their biggest losses since 2012, as a selloff in emerging-market currencies and signs of weakness in China spurred concern that global growth will slow.
Brent crude rose for the first time in four days after the International Energy Agency raised its forecast for global oil consumption on a strengthening economy. West Texas Intermediate reached at a two-week high.
BlackBerry Ltd. shares surged as the U.S. Defense Department said its smartphones will be the primary device supported on a new network, showing that rivals are finding it difficult to unseat the longtime government supplier.