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  • Pimco says SEC may take action against its total return fund

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investment giant Pimco said Monday the Securities and Exchange Commission may take legal action against its total-return fund. The investment management company said it received a Wells notice, which means SEC…

  • Walker personal finances: more liabilities than assets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker often talks about shopping at discount stores. Now we know why. The Wisconsin governor’s personal financial liabilities far outweigh his assets. That’s according to filings released Monday…

  • Your mutual fund may have Greek stocks, but just a smidgen

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, your mutual fund may own some Greek stocks. No, most likely not a lot. Athens burst back into the spotlight Monday after its main stock index plunged 16 percent. The…

  • US stocks drop, led by another fall in the energy sector

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday. Energy stocks slumped as the price of oil dropped to its lowest in more than four months. Oil has…

  • Tyson Foods and NextEra are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Tyson Foods Inc., down $4.39 to $39.96 The meat producer reported…

  • New owner plans ‘patient’ approach to Rocky Gap casino

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The new owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland is in no hurry to make changes. Golden Entertainment Inc. Chairman Blake Sartini said Monday his company plans a…

  • Lyft offers discount for D.C.-area riders

    WASHINGTON — A ride-sharing service is offering a discount for its D.C.-area customers on weekdays — but the deal may not last long. Lyft is offering 50 percent off rides every weekday for a limited…

  • Another good year for South Carolina’s tourism industry

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As the summer tourist season begins to wind down, the numbers show it’s been another strong year for South Carolina’s $18 billion tourism industry. Figures released by the South Carolina Department…

  • Kraft recalls cheese slices for choking risk

    The Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese products because some of the packaging film may stick to the slices and pose a choking hazard. The company said Monday…

  • Merger combines Nevada tavern chain, Maryland casino-resort

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A stock merger valued at $341 million between a Las Vegas-based slot tavern chain and the owner of a four-diamond casino-resort in Maryland is complete. Sartini Gaming Inc.’s Golden Gaming and…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 5 Date Night Ideas for Frugal Couples

    Open up any magazine targeted to women and you’ll see article after article telling you that couples should continue to spend time with each other by scheduling regular date nights. The articles typically say that…

  • US consumer spending edges up in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items. Consumer spending edged up 0.2 percent in June,…

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que to open 10th restaurant in Baltimore

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The number of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurants in operation will hit double figures when the Syracuse-based company opens its 10th eatery later this year. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opened its ninth location this spring…