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  • Retailers to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of life-like toy guns in New York. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that the retailers also have…

  • NY school problems highlight debate over outside ‘receivers’

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The clock is ticking for leaders of New York’s most chronically underperforming public schools, who under a new state law must quickly begin to turn things around or lose control to…

  • Navy seeks out ways to squeeze more life out of attack subs

    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — As it tries to get the most out of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. A new painting process…

  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, August 15, the 227th day of 2015. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 15, 1945, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced in a recorded radio address…

  • Co-founder of Mr. Coffee company dies in Ohio at age 91

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Vincent Marotta, one of the co-founders of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew, died Saturday at his home in suburban Cleveland. He was 91.…

  • Dollar mixed

    The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.31 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Friday. And the dollar is trading at 16.09 Mexican pesos, down from late…

  • US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

    DETROIT (AP) — Summer deals and big demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles kept U.S. auto sales strong in July. Sales of new cars and trucks were expected to rise 3 percent to nearly 1.5…

  • Grain lower, livestock higher

    CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower in early trading Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was 7.5 cents lower at $4.9175 a bushel; December corn was 4 cents lower…

  • 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…

  • Energy stocks lead a modest decline in early trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened lower as energy stocks dropped following another decline in the price of crude. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods slumped after cutting its earnings…

  • US manufacturing growth slows in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories were a little less busy last month. The Institute of Purchasing Managers’ manufacturing index slipped to 52.7 last month from 53.5 in June. Economists had expected the index to remain…

  • UK jury says trader guilty of manipulating key interest rate

    LONDON (AP) — A British jury has found a former Citibank and UBS trader guilty of being the ringmaster in the manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor. The…

  • US construction spending rose a slight 0.1 percent in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending increased in June by the smallest amount in five months as a big drop in nonresidential building activity offset a third straight increase in home building. Construction spending edged…

  • U.S. Olympic Committee reaching out to D.C., other bid cities

    U.S. Olympic leaders say they are contacting D.C. officials about possibly once again bidding for the 2024 Games after Boston, the chosen city, pulled out of worldwide contention. The Associated Press is reporting officials in…

  • %xhl(US construction spending up 0.1 percent in June, smallest gain in 5 months; housing rises

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending up 0.1 percent in June, smallest gain in 5 months; housing rises.