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  • Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone

    PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. Brother Joseph Byron was recently…

  • Recalls this week: Rotary tools, mowers, bicycles

    A line of rotary tools that can overheat and melt are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Other products being recalled include mowers with leaky gas tanks and defective bicycles. Here’s a more detailed look:…

  • US stocks drop in early afternoon trading after wild week

    U.S. stocks fell in early afternoon trading Friday, at the end of a volatile week for the market. Stocks fell heavily in the first two days of trading this week on concerns about the health…

  • Apple’s music service losing key player as exec resigns

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews. Ian Rogers is…

  • Fed vice chair indicates September rate hike still possible

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Friday that incoming economic data and market developments will likely determine whether the Fed boosts interest rates in September. Before the recent turbulence in financial…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks edge down after 2-day surge NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting between small gains and losses in midday trading as Wall Street closes out a volatile week. Stocks fell heavily…

  • A Q&A with Wall Street’s top psychiatrist on market turmoil

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it seems like the stock market has lost its mind, big banks and investment firms often turn to one particular psychiatrist: Richard Peterson, CEO of MarketPsych, a firm that applies…

  • Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

    NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of…

  • 4 Essential apps for airfare savings

    I used to set my alarm for the middle of the night on Tuesdays to cash in on the so called “golden hour” of airfare savings. Surely my dedication to searching “best time to buy…

  • Survey: Plunging stock prices hit US consumer sentiment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plummeting stock prices have taken a toll on U.S. consumer confidence, though there are signs the setback may be temporary. The University of Michigan says its consumer sentiment index fell to 91.9…

  • As markets drop, question is: will the Chinese still shop?

    BICESTER, England (AP) — The designer outlet mall of Bicester Village is set in the English countryside near Oxford, but it might as well be in China. Quiet Mandarin chatter fills the air. Most of…

  • Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack. After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to see the benefits of offering daintier…

  • Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

    NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members. Avid Life…

  • Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe

    PARIS (AP) — Europe’s rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world’s fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for…

  • Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has become the 30th senator to back the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows. Carper’s announcement Friday puts Senate Democrats closer…