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  • 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,…

  • Retailers to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers including Walmart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to keep realistic toy guns off their shelves in New York as part of a settlement with the state. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman…

  • Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A family battle for control of South Korea’s largest retailer has erupted in public after the group’s 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his…

  • German automakers buying Nokia’s HERE map business

    BERLIN (AP) — A consortium of German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler announced Monday it is buying Nokia Corp.’s HERE map business in a deal that values the unit at 2.8 billion euros ($3.1 billion)…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks fall on weak Chinese manufacturing, oil slump BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell today on weaker Chinese manufacturing and lower oil prices as investors looked ahead to U.S. data on factory…

  • Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti-Semitic allegations

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said. Talking to TV critics Sunday about PBS’…

  • China seizes alcohol spiked with Viagra

    WASHINGTON — Investigators in China seized 5,300 bottles of alcohol laced with Viagra. Now  two distillers — Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant — are being investigated by Chines police for putting the impotence treatment drug into…

  • Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America…

  • Verizon contract expires but workers will stay on the job

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and…

  • FDA: Kraft recalls cheese slices due to choking risk

    WASHINGTON — Kraft Heinz Company is voluntarily recalling Kraft Singles due to a choking hazard caused by faulty packing on some of the slices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. A thin strip on the the packaging film…

  • How an iPhone App Helped Catch a Burglar

    (SALT LAKE CITY) — A Salt Lake City man is crediting his surveillance camera and an app on his iPhone with helping catch a burglar at his home. Brian Ways, 25, has a surveillance app…

  • Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard. The recall covers certain Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2014…

  • Program urges commuters to drive first, pedal later

    BOSTON (AP) — Commuters choosing between driving a car or riding a bicycle to work are being encouraged to try a little of both. Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration has unveiled what it calls a first-in-the-nation…

  • Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don’t reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. A contract covering 39,000…

  • A look at Hillary Clinton’s 2007-2014 federal tax returns

    Federal income tax returns from 2007 through 2014 for Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, show a surge in earnings in recent years and provide new details on aspects of their…