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  • Getting the highest quality grill for the best price

    WASHINGTON — There’s still plenty of time for summer grilling, and if you’re looking to buy a grill, you might get more bang for your buck with a less expensive model. Consumer Reports published a…

  • Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall. Honda…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    CONFEDERATE FLAGS-MLK CENTER Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King’s church ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are trying to identify two white males who were caught on a surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags…

  • Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

    SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don’t have to tip at Ivar’s Salmon House on Seattle’s Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city’s $15-an-hour minimum wage two…

  • HBO chief says ‘Game of Thrones’ could wrap after 8 seasons

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here’s a roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ___ GAME OVER? “Game…

  • Mexico to spend $9.1 million on seaweed cleanup

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they will spend about $9.1 million and hire 4,600 temporary workers to clean up mounds of seaweed that have accumulated in recent weeks along the Caribbean coast. Part…

  • Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in…

  • Venezuela occupies food warehouse of biggest private company

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s largest food distributor on Thursday denounced the government occupation of a Caracas warehouse amid accusations that the company is hoarding goods. Soldiers took over the warehouse complex used by Empresas…

  • Mexico to spend $9.1 million on seaweed cleanup

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they will spend about $9.1 million and hire 4,600 temporary workers to clean up mounds of seaweed that have accumulated in recent weeks along the Caribbean coast. Part…

  • 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…