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  • Greek stock market reopens with 22 percent loss

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s main stock index plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since June to react to the country’s latest economic crisis.…

  • German automakers buying Nokia’s HERE map business

    BERLIN (AP) — A consortium of German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler announced Monday it is buying Nokia Corp.’s HERE map business in a deal that values the unit at 2.8 billion euros ($3.1 billion)…

  • Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A family battle for control of South Korea’s largest retailer has erupted in public after the group’s 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his…

  • AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945

    EDITOR’S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings…

  • Pro-Bush super PAC received $1M from Florida power company

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush’s presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power &…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks fall on weak Chinese manufacturing, oil slump BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell today on weaker Chinese manufacturing and lower oil prices as investors looked ahead to U.S. data on factory…

  • Democrats happy with Obama outreach as they weigh Iran deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress. A handful of key Democrats stepped forward…

  • Who wins and loses under Obama’s stricter power plant limits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. The tweaks to Obama’s unprecedented…

  • How the AP-GfK poll on water was conducted

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on water and drought was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 9-13. It is based on online interviews of 1,004 adults who are members of GfK’s nationally representative…

  • Water & farmers: Things to know about AP-GfK drought poll

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much. When asked to rate priorities when water is…

  • Virginia’s combined sales tax holiday to begin Friday

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginians will get a three-day break on sales taxes on a variety of items, beginning Friday. Legislation passed earlier this year combined Virginia’s back-to-school, hurricane preparedness and Energy Star items…

  • Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and glancing at her phone, possibly for an…

  • HSBC profit rises 10 percent, bank selling Brazil unit

    HONG KONG (AP) — HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe’s biggest bank, said Monday that strong performance in Asia helped to boost first-half profit by 10 percent. The bank also announced the sale of its Brazil business…

  • Asian stocks fall on weak Chinese manufacturing, oil slump

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Monday on weaker Chinese manufacturing and lower oil prices as investors looked ahead to U.S. data on factory output and employment. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 2.4…

  • Rauner signs bill requiring airport breast-feeding rooms

    CHICAGO (AP) — Breastfeeding at Chicago’s two major airports and others in Illinois will soon be easier under a new law endorsed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rauner on Sunday signed legislation requiring large airports such…