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  • US indexes advance on strong earnings; China stabilizes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets steadied and U.S. markets advanced Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose…

  • Mead Johnson paying $12M to settle US bribery charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mead Johnson has agreed to pay $12 million to settle federal civil charges that its Chinese subsidiary bribed hospital professionals to recommend its infant formula to new or expecting mothers who were…

  • All New Jersey troopers to get body cameras within a year

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey plans to put body cameras on all state troopers who work in the field and is issuing guidelines on how local police forces statewide should use the devices. Acting…

  • NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility of human error,…

  • Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote…

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Wednesday: All times are Eastern. WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for June, 10 a.m. WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set…

  • Drugmaker Pfizer tops Street 2Q forecasts, raises forecast

    Pfizer Inc. beat Wall Street’s second-quarter expectations and raised its 2015 forecast, as soaring sales for a few key products helped inoculate the world’s second-largest drugmaker against a $1 billion revenue hit from foreign exchange…

  • Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power…

  • US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China. The Conference Board said Tuesday…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Global markets stabilize; US indexes move higher on earnings NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets steadied today as a rout in Chinese shares slowed and U.S. indexes turned higher. European shares also…

  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for…

  • The Latest: Kerry’s nuke deal testimony translated in Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest developments on Obama administration officials’ testimony Tuesday before Congress on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local EDT): 12:53 p.m. Iran’s state TV’s broadcast of Secretary of State John Kerry’s…

  • Administration wants to give prisoners access to Pell grants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is taking steps to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have scheduled a visit to the Maryland Correctional Institution…

  • Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit

    DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford Motor Co.’s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and customers paid more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features.…

  • High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at…