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Plunge in Chinese shares send global markets lower
NEW YORK — The worst drop in China’s stock market in eight years helped drag down other markets around the world Monday. The tough day follows declines in U.S. markets last week, when the three major indexes fell more than 2 percent as a number of big companies reported disappointing earnings....
By Ken Sweet The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
As Fed meets, it edges toward its first rate hike since 2006
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don’t expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement. For now, the Fed wants to keep its o...
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chrysler settlement with gov’t could prove costly
DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safe...
By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
New York wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications,...
By Carlyn Thompson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Nike offers partial refund to end FuelBand lawsuit
NEW YORK — Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can’t accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how many calories they’ve burned. A website maintained by Gilard...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Apple Watch will be sold at some Best Buy stores
NEW YORK — The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season. Best Buy Co. says it will sell the Apple Watch at 100 of its stores and on its website on August 7. Another 200 Best Buy stores will offer the smartwatch before the end of the year. Best Buy, whic...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
  


 
 
 
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54-inch regional water transmission line broken, millions of gallons spilled
Millions of gallons of water have been lost from a 54-inch regional transmission line that broke at ..
NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS
BRUSSELS — NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting ..
US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consume..
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