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  • Tips for cheap last-minute vacations

    WASHINGTON —It’s already July, but you can still squeeze in a summer vacation with the family without breaking the bank. Check out apps such as HotelTonight and Hotels.com for last minute hotel deals. Meanwhile,  on Trivago.com, click…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Chinese stocks drop, other Asian markets mixed BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell today despite official efforts to shore up slumping prices, while other Asian markets were mixed after Greece’s spiraling crisis weighed…

  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 188th day of 2015. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington D.C. for conspiring…

  • Samsung forecasts profit fall as S6 sales disappoint

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. forecast a fall in second quarter profit in a sign that sales of its much anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to meet expectations. Samsung on Tuesday estimated…

  • Sears’ REIT goes public as others consider similar moves

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seritage Growth Properties, the real estate spinoff of Sears Holdings Corp., made its debut Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and estimated that it had raised about $1.6 billion from…

  • Union members rally against ‘age discrimination’ in Barbados

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — About 3,000 chanting protesters took to the streets of Barbados’ capital Monday to join a union-led rally against the recent dismissals of about a dozen public workers nearing retirement age. Sanitation…

  • Crude oil tumbles 8 pct, points to low gas prices this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — A slew of global economic and geopolitical factors are working to pummel the price of oil and set up U.S. drivers for very low gasoline prices later this year. The price…

  • Warnings for deck safety after Va. family hurt in collapse

    Experts say there are ways to make sure rental homes are safe for your family.

  • Atlantic City betting big on non-gambling attractions

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it has lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working. Nine years ago, the city’s casinos…

  • Chinese small investors look for way out of stocks

    BEIJING (AP) — Shares in big state companies soared Monday after promises of government action to halt a slide in Chinese stock prices but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their…

  • Don’t twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, ‘sophisticated’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc.…

  • WOW Air adds BWI-Dublin flight for $99

    Low-cost Iceland carrier WOW Air has added year-round service from BWI/Marshall to Dublin, Ireland, with twice weekly flights for as little as $99 each way. The flight connects through its home base in Reykjavik with…

  • New lodges replace old cabins at Yellowstone’s Canyon area

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Five new lodges are under construction at Yellowstone National Park’s Canyon Lodge that will replace 400 outdated cabins. Mia Bell, assistant general manager for Xanterra’s Yellowstone National Park Lodges,…

  • Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 14 people

    BEIJING (AP) — A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing 14 people and injuring 33 others, local authorities said Monday. Nine people escaped unscathed after the collapse Saturday afternoon in…

  • Oreos get thin, going for ‘sophisticated’ air

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc.…