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  • Grain mixed, livestock higher

    CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was 1.50 cents lower at $4.9460 a bushel; December corn was 1.50 cents lower at…

  • Bosnians protest against EU-recommended labor law

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Amid the protests of thousands of workers, the Bosnian-Croat regional parliament on Thursday adopted a new labor law that aims to create a more business-friendly environment with the intention of creating…

  • California beaches remain open as source of oil slick sought

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard is hoping lab tests will determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick floating off California’s Santa Barbara County shoreline. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrea Anderson said…

  • Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with party vote

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a bid to consolidate his political support and complete a crucial bailout with creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a vote within his party to decisively…

  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate…

  • US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for…

  • Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks declined in early trading Thursday, following disappointing results from several big companies including Procter & Gamble and Facebook. A positive report on U.S. economic growth did little to help the…

  • Shell icebreaker heads for showdown with protesters

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Shell Oil icebreaker is heading for a showdown with environmental activists dangling from Portland, Oregon’s tallest bridge. Environmental activists on St. Johns Bridge and kayakers on the water below are…

  • 10 of Jon Stewart’s highlights from ‘The Daily Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — When he leaves Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Aug. 6 after hosting nearly 2,600 episodes, Jon Stewart will have logged too many great moments to count. But here are 10…

  • Fiat Chrysler raises outlook as Q2 profits jump 70 percent

    MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday raised its revenue forecast after strong sales in North American and a recovery in the European market boosted second-quarter profits by 70 percent. The rosy results come…

  • P&G’s sales dip again on softer volume, exchange rates

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble’s sales fell for the sixth straight quarter as the world’s bigger consumer goods company was weighed down by softer sales volume and unfavorable currency exchange rates. The maker of…

  • Hercules recalling 90,000 SUV tires

    DETROIT (AP) — An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers certain 15- and…

  • US home rental prices rise again in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around major job hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington. Real estate…

  • Investment firm exec, daughter die in Milwaukee plane crash

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The victims of a plane crash in Milwaukee have been identified as the chief operating officer of a Boston capital investment firm and his daughter. Summit Partners said in a statement Thursday…

  • Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower as investors respond to some disappointing results from U.S. companies. Procter & Gamble slid almost 3 percent in early trading Thursday after reporting that its sales fell…