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  • Capsized Yangtze ship cited over safety problems 2 years ago

    Eastern Star, the cruise ship that capsized in the Yangtze river with more than 450 people aboard, was cited for safety violations two years ago, records from a Chinese maritime agency show. Authorities in Nanjing,…

  • Tech Tips: Your guide to the myriad of phone-upgrade options

    NEW YORK (AP) — Upgrading your phone is no longer as simple as paying $100 or $200 and extending your service contract by two years. Phone companies have been shifting away from contracts and trying…

  • NYRA board chairman taking leave of absence

    NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the board of the New York Racing Association is taking a leave of absence following allegations that his company provided a “no-show” job to the son of former…

  • IRS irks casinos with pitch to cut jackpot tax threshold

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The IRS says a $600 slot machine or bingo jackpot might get its attention in the future, and the prospect has riled gamblers and the casino industry. The agency requires reporting…

  • Report: D.C. second most expensive for minimum-wage renters

    WASHINGTON — To afford a two-bedroom apartment, a D.C. household would need to bring in $28.04 an hour, according to a new report. The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual report details how much is…

  • Can You Really Save Money With Meal Delivery?

    What’s on your dinner menu? Perhaps a meal delivery service? If you haven’t heard of these, you will. They seem to be popping up everywhere these days. The concept is simple enough. If you don’t…

  • Lawmakers seeking answers from Takata, US on faulty air bags

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday over the progress of a recall of millions of defective air bags, pointing out that it’s still unclear what’s causing the air bags to rupture, which vehicles need…

  • Top selling cars and trucks in the US in May

    Automakers released May U.S. sales figures Tuesday. These are the top sellers, the number sold and the percent change from May 2014. Vehicle May 2015 sales Percent change from May 2014 Ford F-Series 61,870 -9.7…

  • Election commission releases Guinta investigation files

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two members of U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta’s family appear to contradict his claims about $355,000 he spent on his 2010 campaign, according to Federal Election Commission documents released Tuesday. Over the…

  • Study: Minorities in retail get paid less, promoted less

    WASHINGTON (AP) — African-American and Latino cashiers, salespeople and first-line managers are paid less, are less likely to be promoted off the floor and more likely to be poorer than their white counterparts in the…

  • IG: IRS failed to upgrade security ahead of cyberattack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to its computer systems, some of which could have made it more difficult for hackers to use an IRS website to steal tax…

  • Sikorsky to cut 1,400 jobs, citing falling oil production

    STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. says it’s cutting 1,400 jobs in the coming year as the helicopter manufacturer faces declining demand for shuttling workers to offshore oil platforms. The Stratford, Connecticut, subsidiary of…

  • May sales were stronger than expected

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. automakers are posting stronger-than-expected sales for the month of May, thanks to Memorial Day promotions and strong demand for new SUVs. General Motors says sales rose 3 percent over last May,…

  • Ohio cancels poultry shows at fairs amid bird flu outbreak

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — All poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state have been canceled this year because of the threat of a deadly bird flu virus, the state’s…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks edging lower as investors weigh economy, Greece NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging lower in midday trading, while bond yields are rising in the U.S. and Europe. Traders were watching…