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  • Chinese small investors look for way out of stocks

    BEIJING (AP) — Shares in big state companies soared Monday after promises of government action to halt a slide in Chinese stock prices but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their…

  • Don’t twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, ‘sophisticated’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc.…

  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, July 18, the 199th day of 2015. There are 166 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed a Presidential Succession Act…

  • New lodges replace old cabins at Yellowstone’s Canyon area

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Five new lodges are under construction at Yellowstone National Park’s Canyon Lodge that will replace 400 outdated cabins. Mia Bell, assistant general manager for Xanterra’s Yellowstone National Park Lodges,…

  • Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 14 people

    BEIJING (AP) — A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing 14 people and injuring 33 others, local authorities said Monday. Nine people escaped unscathed after the collapse Saturday afternoon in…

  • Oreos get thin, going for ‘sophisticated’ air

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc.…

  • Honda chief: Product development needs more time for quality

    TOKYO (AP) — To illustrate his vision for a turnaround at recall-slammed Honda, Takahiro Hachigo, the new chief executive, showed video footage set to a light-hearted 50s-style rock music of happy people with Honda products,…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian shares mostly tumble TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares tumbled today after Greece’s voters vehemently rejected conditions set by its international creditors, deepening doubts over their future in the 19-nation eurozone. China’s benchmark…

  • Pet food maker Stella & Chewy’s recalls some products

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pet food maker Stella & Chewy’s is recalling some of its products because a routine test found Listeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs. Listeria can…

  • Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 11 people

    BEIJING (AP) — A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 30, officials said Sunday. Three other people were missing in the collapse…

  • Obama: Freedom is paid for by men and women of US military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the “incredible blessings” in the greatest country on earth. He says “freedom is not free” but is paid for by…

  • After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax…

  • Hungry students propose expanding food truck operating hours

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Victor Barkley, 16, wanted something different for lunch. Instead of the usual cafeteria fare, the Wheaton High School junior yearned for grilled fish from Go Fish, his favorite food truck. But…

  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

    BOSTON (AP) — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in…

  • Insurer merger mania paints muddied picture for consumers

    More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. Aetna laid out a…