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  • Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple’s iPhone, escalating the rivals’ battle to strap their technology on people’s wrists. The move thrusts Google on to Apple’s…

  • Bubble soccer bounces into Delaware

    HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — At 8 years old, Logan Jones is a seasoned pro when it comes to birthday parties. But nothing prepared him for bubble soccer – the latest craze at the center of…

  • Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall

    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell ice cream is back. Blue Bell Creameries resumed selling its products at select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination. Blue Bell…

  • 5 Steps to Maintain Financial Security in Retirement

    A career is spent planning, day dreaming and saving for the day you can stop working with your back, brain and hands. An army of dollar bills has been saved and invested. Now you can…

  • AAA: Md. drivers paying $2.43 per gallon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying 7 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a report that the average price of a gallon of…

  • Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars

    TOKYO (AP) — The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on Monday to make way for a…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks fall after Fed official suggests Sept rate hike possible BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell today after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible…

  • What customers can eat with McDonald’s customized menu

    (AURORA, Colo.) — Customers at a McDonald’s in Colorado who want to order a Big Mac may be surprised when the restaurant offers them customized options. A McDonald’s location in Aurora, Colorado, is testing the…

  • New boss of Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants plans expansion

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The new leader of the Frisch’s Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy’s brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court…

  • General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts

    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to…

  • Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership

    BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. say an arbitration tribunal has formally put an end to a failed alliance between the two companies to develop green cars, and Suzuki will buy back…

  • Lottery secretary’s success dwarfed by some work practices

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When it came to the bottom line, there’s no question that Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell was a success. Under her four-and-a-half year tenure, O’Connell pushed up lottery sales to nearly…

  • This Date In Baseball

    Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA Aug. 30 1905 — Ty Cobb made his major league debut, hitting a double off Jack Chesbro of the New York Highlanders in the Tigers’ 5-3 victory. 1910 — Tom Hughes…

  • Prices at the pump could dip below $2 per gallon this fall

    WASHINGTON– Unusually low gas prices are fueling doubts about the health of the global economy. But if you’ve filled up lately, you may not be complaining. Industry analysts say prices at the pump will continue…

  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. The hiring targets were…