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  • Citing hacking risk, FDA says Hospira pump shouldn’t be used

    NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government says health care facilities should stop using Hospira’s Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it’s the first…

  • 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…

  • Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner’s death

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the…

  • LinkedIn and Expedia are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE LinkedIn Corp., down $23.89 to $203.26 The professional networking service’s results…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of August 2-8. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless…

  • Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy

    NEW YORK (AP) — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic…

  • Recalls this week: dry erase boards, sweaters, mattresses

    More than 3 million magnetic and dry erase boards are being recalled because of metal edges that have already caused several hand and cuts. Other recalled consumer products include mattresses that don’t meet safety standards…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks mixed on earnings, deal news NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mixed in early afternoon trading on Wall Street, as investors assess the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Energy…

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern MONDAY, Aug. 3 WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases…

  • Settlement in wrongful death suit over brewery keg explosion

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A $1.2 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit over a keg explosion at a New Hampshire brewery. The Portsmouth Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1IcLXea) 26-year-old worker Benjamin Harris died…

  • 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…

  • US paychecks grow at record-slow pace in 2nd quarter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn’t lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…