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  • Former Brazil chief-of-staff arrested in Petrobras scandal

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in Brazil have arrested former presidential chief of staff Jose Dirceu, the most senior member of the ruling Workers’ Party to be taken into custody in connection with corruption at…

  • News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ vote on the international accord to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanction relief stands as the most significant national security decision since lawmakers voted in…

  • Russia eyes action against non-EU nations joining sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s prime minister has ordered preparation of retaliatory measures against several non-EU European nations that have joined the European Union’s sanctions against Russia. Dmitry Medvedev instructed officials Tuesday to consider counter-sanctions against…

  • Court upholds $96M award to Chevron in dispute with Ecuador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a $96 million arbitration award to Chevron Corp. stemming from a 1990s-era oil contract dispute with the government of Ecuador. The U.S. Court of Appeals for…

  • President Obama hosts first White House Demo Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting top innovators and startup founders from across the country for the first White House Demo Day. The White House will showcase work Tuesday by more than 30…

  • US stocks waver between gains and losses; Allstate slumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved between small gains and losses on Tuesday as investors assessed the latest company earnings reports and deal news. Allstate slumped after the insurance company reported earnings that missed…

  • Appeals court reinstates trucker lawsuit over NY road tolls

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has reinstated a lawsuit by truckers claiming the New York State Thruway Authority charges excessive tolls. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in…

  • CVS earnings rise despite no tobacco fix

    Pricey specialty drugs helped CVS Health cope with tobacco withdrawal and top analyst expectations in the second quarter. But the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain also narrowed its full-year earnings outlook and issued a third-quarter forecast…

  • 50 Cent’s bankruptcy papers show 7 cars, businesses in red

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent owns seven cars valued at more than $500,000 and pays $72,000 a month to maintain his Connecticut mansion, according to bankruptcy court filings. His businesses, however, posted losses…

  • FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are laying out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S. However, Food…

  • Appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit over ATM fees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing MasterCard, Visa and three major banks of illegally fixing ATM prices at the expense of consumers. The federal appeals court in Washington ruled…

  • Kellogg’s US breakfast business shrinks again

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg says its U.S. breakfast foods division saw another decline in quarterly sales but that trends in the cereal category were improving. The maker of Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops and…

  • Total reboot: How to fix Greece’s economy

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet. The scale of the country’s financial problems is mind boggling — a full…

  • Freddie Mac posts $4.2B profit in 2Q; paying $3.9B dividend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases of home loans and sold…

  • Shire offers to buy Baxter drug spinoff for $30 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Irish drugmaker Shire PLC Is offering to buy Baxalta for about $30 billion in stock as it attempts to solidify its strengthening position in rare disease treatments. Earlier this year,…