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  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai stocks were volatile today after falling the most in eight years the day before while other Asian markets also teetered between gains and losses. The Shanghai Composite Index wavered,…

  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here’s what that means

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones,…

  • Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

    TOKYO (AP) — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it…

  • Fiat Chrysler settlement with gov’t could prove costly

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out billions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Israel’s Teva buys Allergan generic drug company for $40.5B JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Monday it is purchasing Dublin-based Allergan PLC’s generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion, in what Israeli…

  • US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies’ alleged offending behavior occurred in the United…

  • Consumer group: Auto insurers unfair to widows

    WASHINGTON — Consumer activists are criticizing the nation’s auto insurers for factoring in marital status in developing rates. The Consumer Federation of America says the policy is especially unfair to widows. “Most insurers vary their prices depending…

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Manufacturer Standings

    Through July 26 1. Chevrolet, 143 (11) 2. Toyota, 121 (7) 3. Ford, 116 (2)

  • Mitsubishi, UAW to work together on buyer for Illinois plant

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant the company plans to close. The Japanese…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks slip NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are solidly lower in midday trading today, following a steep sell-off in China and other global markets. At 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time, the Dow…

  • Is Your Favorite Restaurant Making You Fat?

    I just love nutrition research. This month, a study uncovered that when you’re eating out at a restaurant, you’re more likely to over-order and consume about 185 calories more than you would if you were…

  • Burger King’s sales get another boost from Chicken Fries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King got a boost from the return of its “Chicken Fries.” Parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. said Monday sales rose 7.9 percent at Burger King locations in the U.S.…

  • Burger King’s sales get another boost from Chicken Fries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King got a boost from the return of its “Chicken Fries.” Parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. said Monday sales rose 7.9 percent at Burger King locations in the U.S.…

  • China lifting ban on sales of video game consoles

    BEIJING (AP) — China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai. Consoles produced in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone will automatically be…

  • Burger King parent beats expectations as sales climb

    NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons is reporting a better-than-expected quarterly profit after global sales climbed at established locations for both fast-food chains. Comparable-store sales rose 6.7 percent…