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  • Fact sheet: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

    2015 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD LTZ BASE PRICE: $49,000 for RWD LS; $52,000 for 4WD LS; $54,204 for RWD LT; $57,205 for 4WD LT; $63,785 for RWD LTZ; $66,785 for 4WD LTZ. PRICE AS TESTED: $72,530.…

  • Bigger is better in 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

    Bigger is better this year in Chevrolet’s largest sport utility vehicle, the Suburban. The expansive, 19-foot-long vehicle was refreshed for its 80th year on the market, with more engine power, best-in-class fuel economy, more features,…

  • Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire accused of taking part in a scheme to steal trade secrets from U.S. corn companies. The order signed…

  • Senior US senator slams Iran nuclear deal as ‘shopping spree

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is blasting the Iranian nuclear deal, saying the agreement paves the way for Iran to develop an atomic weapon and gives the country…

  • Better economy spurs Altria cigarette sales

    NEW YORK (AP) — A better economy is prompting smokers to buy more cigarettes, even as prices climb. This helped Marlboro maker Altria in its second quarter. The uptick in cigarettes sold is unusual at…

  • Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift

    PIONKI, Poland (AP) — Everybody in Poland seems to be against them now: temporary contracts that offer few benefits to their workers, popularly known as “junk contracts.” Until recently it was mainly trade unions and…

  • US pending home sales slip in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of signed contracts to buy homes fell in June, as limited supplies of homes on the market are holding back possible sales growth. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday…

  • Lew gets more than 1 million comments on currency redesign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he’s gotten more than a million responses to his request for comments on how U.S. currency should be redesigned and recommendations for what woman should become the…

  • Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled markets

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM. The Wolfsburg, Germany-based automaker was hit by 180 million euros…

  • House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue…

  • Greece’s Tsipras: party rebels could force early election

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister sought to contain a deepening rift in his radical left Syriza party Wednesday, warning rebels that he would have to call early elections if they keep opposing key…

  • Insurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb

    Anthem has pumped up its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter, helped by a surge in government money. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield carrier now expects 2015…

  • US stocks edge higher in early trading; China shares rebound

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted modest gains Wednesday, as Chinese shares rebounded and traders wait to hear from the Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 25 points, or 0.1 percent,…

  • Calais migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach England

    CALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed to death by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding…

  • IMF’s Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside risks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and “faces some downside risks.” In an online press conference, Lagarde describes the United States “a strong performer”…