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  • EU nations, parliament reach deal on major investment plan

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations and legislators have reached a deal in principle to create a fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($345 billion) in private- and public-sector investment to upgrade…

  • Choosing a used car deal over a test drive

    WASHINGTON — The idea of buying a used car without first taking it for a test drive seems ludicrous to some people. Yet, the opportunity to save several thousand dollars makes the notion of “buy…

  • Jeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15,…

  • Asia stocks uneven as Greece deadline looms, Tokyo gains

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were uneven Thursday as hopes in Europe for a Greek bailout were welcomed by some regional markets and a cheap yen kept the upswing in Tokyo shares going. KEEPING SCORE:…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Latest on flooding: Authorities believe body found is seventh victim of Houston-area flooding 8:45 p.m. CDT The body of a seventh person believed to be killed by flooding in the Houston area Monday night has…

  • US negotiator in nuke talks with Iran to leave job in summer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s lead nuclear negotiator is leaving her post this summer, by which point the U.S. hopes to have reached an accord with Iran. State Department officials say undersecretary Wendy Sherman…

  • Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is off to a slow start in the United States, with banks hesitant to handle credit card payments for online bets and some politicians and casino moguls pushing…

  • House committee kills Ala. bill banning LGBT discrimination

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama House committee has killed a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The House Judiciary Committee canceled a vote that had been scheduled on…

  • Beyond craft brews: Just like foodies, beer geeks go local

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer — much like foodies seeking the freshest…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Love not war wins for small businesses and large companies NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it’s becoming reality more frequently in the business world.…

  • AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two…

  • GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models

    DETROIT (AP) — By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car’s dashboard screen into a smartphone. General…

  • Lamborghini signs deal to build new SUV in Italy

    MILAN (AP) — Super sports carmaker Lamborghini confirmed Wednesday it will enter the luxury SUV market and signed a deal to produce the new vehicle in Italy after receiving more than 80 million euros ($87…

  • Love not war wins for small businesses and large companies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it’s becoming reality more frequently in the business world. Boston Beer Co., maker of Sam Adams, mentors and lends money…

  • McDonald’s targets bun toasting, burger searing

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is tweaking how it cooks it burgers in hopes of winning back customers. To improve the taste of its food, the chain is toasting its buns longer so sandwiches will…