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  • Venezuela occupies food warehouse of biggest private company

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s largest food company on Thursday denounced the occupation of one of its Caracas food distribution centers by soldiers amid accusations that it is hoarding goods. The occupation of the Empresas…

  • LinkedIn 2Q caps rough week for social media stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — It hasn’t been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. The company’s second-quarter results announced Thursday beat Wall Street’s expectations…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Spring rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hike WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy isn’t moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an…

  • Spring rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy isn’t moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year. Fueled by solid consumer spending,…

  • Nokia and Whole Foods are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Nokia Corp., up 44 cents to $7.03 The networking technology company…

  • Fearful of being left out to dry, bond funds hold more cash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine the bond market as a crowded swimming pool, except it’s one where the water level drops whenever someone tries to leave. By the time you attempt to get out, you’re…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended July 26th. FICTION 1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 2. “The Isle of the Lost” by Melissa de la Cruz (Disney-Hyperion) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by…

  • 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…

  • Helping family and friends: The best ways to make gifts, loans

    WASHINGTON — At some point in your life, you may decide to give or loan money, a car or other property to a loved one and/or friend. Whether you want to make a gift or…

  • Nokia profit grows as networks division leads turnaround

    HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding in turning its…

  • How to Waste Less Food and Money

    Do you ever find you’re throwing away uneaten or rotten food every week? You’re not alone; the government estimates food waste adds up to over $900 per household each year. Not only is it bad…

  • 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 said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…