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  • ConocoPhillips plans to cut 10 percent of its workforce

    NEW YORK (AP) — Energy company ConocoPhillips, which has already cut 1,000 jobs this year, says it will eliminate around 1,810 more positions following a plunge that took oil prices to their lowest levels in…

  • US lowers estimate of Takata air bags needing repairs

    DETROIT (AP) — Federal regulators have lowered their estimate of potentially defective Takata Corp. air bags on U.S. roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says approximately 23.4 million driver and passenger air bag inflators…

  • You think the stock market is crazy? Look at oil prices.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Commodity markets are renowned for their booms and busts but the last four days in the crude oil market have even experienced traders wide-eyed. The price of oil plunged 8 percent…

  • 6 ideas for a fun family weekend on a tight budget

    Labor Day weekend arrives in just a few days, and for many families it is a three-day weekend that serves as the “last hurrah” for summer. Unfortunately, it comes at a time when many families…

  • US auto market remains bright spot as China pulls back

    DETROIT (AP) — As China’s auto market recoils, the U.S. remains a bright spot as it rolls on toward its best performance in more than a decade. China is still the No. 1 market, but…

  • Va. governor addresses grape shortage in local wine industry

    Virginia’s wineries face a major roadblock: There are not enough grapes growing in the Commonwealth.

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks fall sharply NEW YORK (AP) — Stock markets plunged again today, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after gloomy economic data out of China rekindled fears that the world’s second-largest…

  • D.C. area rents rank among the priciest in the country

    WASHINGTON – The D.C. metro area is about as expensive as it gets for renters in the United States. Among the country’s 50 largest cities, D.C. is the fifth priciest, according to a recent study…

  • 5 things to watch at the IFA gadget show in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe’s flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, when it opens to the public on Friday. The event, which runs through…

  • Hilton dips toe in ‘sharing economy’ with Uber partnership

    Hilton is hailing the ride sharing service Uber to help guests reach its hotels and then explore the city where they are staying. The companies said Tuesday that Hilton guests will be able to set…

  • Hilton dips toe in ‘sharing economy’ with Uber partnership

    Hilton is hailing the ride sharing service Uber to help guests reach its hotels and then explore the city where they are staying. The companies said Tuesday that Hilton guests will be able to set…

  • Update on the latest business

    THE DAY AHEAD Major business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday WASHINGTON (AP) — Several major economic reports are due out this morning. The Institute for Supply Management will release its manufacturing index for August.…

  • Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Investors are fleeing once-popular emerging markets NEW YORK (AP) — If you think investors in U.S. stocks have had it rough, consider the hapless folks who followed Wall Street’s advice to buy emerging-market stocks.…

  • Officials hope fiber will replace coal in eastern Kentucky

    HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — In the 1970s, as the oil crisis spurred an increase in mining, Victor Justice taught people in eastern Kentucky how to mine coal. Forty years later, his son is teaching them…