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  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Global markets stabilize; US indexes move higher on earnings NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets steadied today as a rout in Chinese shares slowed and U.S. indexes turned higher. European shares also…

  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for…

  • Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit

    DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford Motor Co.’s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and customers paid more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features.…

  • Strong home sales, limited supply lift US home prices in May

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 4.9 percent in May from 12…

  • SuperValu may spin off Save-A-Lot into separate company

    NEW YORK (AP) — SuperValu said Tuesday that it may spin off its discount grocer Save-A-Lot into a separate publicly traded company as competition in the industry intensifies. Shares of SuperValu Inc. jumped nearly 16…

  • 9 Essential ‘Bang for Your Buck’ Kitchen Items

    Stores like Williams-Sonoma offer an endless array of equipment for your kitchen under the guise that you “need” all of these things to prepare a meal at home. The truth is that you don’t really…

  • Costs to Consider Before Downsizing

    It’s a common bit of retirement advice: Downsize your housing after the kids leave the nest to cut costs. Interestingly, though, many baby boomers have no intentions of downsizing. Nearly two-thirds of boomers surveyed in…

  • Microsoft’s free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role…

  • Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

    TOKYO (AP) — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it…

  • Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here’s what that means

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones,…

  • 3 Retirement Problems and Solutions That Millennials Face Today

    It’s no secret that millennials have had a tough time getting started with careers, families and saving for retirement. Everything from the Great Recession, to the rising cost of higher education, to the increasing scarcity…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai stocks were volatile today after falling the most in eight years the day before while other Asian markets also teetered between gains and losses. The Shanghai Composite Index wavered,…

  • Fiat Chrysler settlement with gov’t could prove costly

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out billions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Israel’s Teva buys Allergan generic drug company for $40.5B JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Monday it is purchasing Dublin-based Allergan PLC’s generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion, in what Israeli…

  • US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies’ alleged offending behavior occurred in the United…