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  • 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…

  • 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…