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  • Horse industry worries about plans to curb casino subsidies

    BOSTON (AP) — Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that’s helped prop up their long…

  • Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

    NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing “Force” behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items…

  • Kraft Heinz expands Kraft Singles recall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought. The company recalled 335,000…

  • Apple, Google bring smartphone functions to car dashboards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model…

  • Big settlement in tech wage case harks back to different era

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended Aug. 30th. FICTION 1. “X” by Sue Grafton (Marion Wood Books/Putnam) 2. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 3. “What Pet Should I Get?” by Dr. Seuss (Random House)…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “X” by Sue Grafton (Marion Wood Books/Putnam) 2. “The Martian” by Andy Weir (Crown) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 4. “Wildest Dreams” by Robyn Carr (Harlequin MIRA) 5. “The…

  • US small businesses feel mixed impact from China’s economy

    NEW YORK (AP) — China’s economic problems have been a windfall for some U.S. small businesses — and pose a threat to others. A nearly 40 percent plunge in the Shanghai stock market since mid-June,…

  • More than 23,000 Cannondale bicycles recalled for fall risk

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 23,000 Cannondale mountain bicycles are being recalled because a steering tube can fail which can cause riders to fall off. However, no incidents or injuries have been reported, the…

  • First TV ad backing Walker touts fight with unions

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The first television ad designed to bolster Republican Scott Walker’s sagging presidential campaign highlights his 2011 struggle with public sector unions, the clash that made him known across the country. The…

  • MTV Video Music Awards criticized for glorifying marijuana

    NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that ran anti-cigarette smoking ads during the Video Music Awards has complained to MTV’s parent company about the program’s multiple references to marijuana and said it sent the wrong…

  • Labor Day drivers to enjoy lowest gasoline prices since 2004

    NEW YORK (AP) — It has been more than a decade since U.S. drivers paid so little to fuel up for that last road trip of summer. The national average price of gasoline this Labor…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks modestly higher NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stocks have made modest gains today, helped by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus…

  • Samsung, others seek piece of nascent smartwatch market

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung and other tech companies showcased new computerized wristwatches this week — all aimed at challenging Apple, a relative newcomer to selling smartwatches. Apple Watch was the leading smartwatch in the…

  • European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi…