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  • US stocks drop, led by fall in energy stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell on Monday, led by a slumping energy sector as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods dropped after…

  • Merger combines Nevada tavern chain, Maryland casino-resort

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A stock merger valued at $341 million between a Las Vegas-based slot tavern chain and the owner of a four-diamond casino-resort in Maryland is complete. Sartini Gaming Inc.’s Golden Gaming and…

  • Kraft recalls cheese slices for choking risk

    The Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese products because some of the packaging film may stick to the slices and pose a choking hazard. The company said Monday…

  • Retailers to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of life-like toy guns in New York. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that the retailers also have…

  • Co-founder of Mr. Coffee company dies in Ohio at age 91

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Vincent Marotta, one of the co-founders of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew, died Saturday at his home in suburban Cleveland. He was 91.…

  • 5 Date Night Ideas for Frugal Couples

    Open up any magazine targeted to women and you’ll see article after article telling you that couples should continue to spend time with each other by scheduling regular date nights. The articles typically say that…

  • US consumer spending edges up in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items. Consumer spending edged up 0.2 percent in June,…

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que to open 10th restaurant in Baltimore

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The number of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurants in operation will hit double figures when the Syracuse-based company opens its 10th eatery later this year. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opened its ninth location this spring…

  • What growing credit card debt means for the Greater Washington economy

    People in Greater Washington are spending more on their credit cards, according to a new Equifax study. And that’s a good sign. Credit card debt in the Washington area jumped 5.3 percent from the second…

  • Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A family battle for control of South Korea’s largest retailer has erupted in public after the group’s 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his…

  • German automakers buying Nokia’s HERE map business

    BERLIN (AP) — A consortium of German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler announced Monday it is buying Nokia Corp.’s HERE map business in a deal that values the unit at 2.8 billion euros ($3.1 billion)…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks fall on weak Chinese manufacturing, oil slump BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell today on weaker Chinese manufacturing and lower oil prices as investors looked ahead to U.S. data on factory…

  • Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti-Semitic allegations

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said. Talking to TV critics Sunday about PBS’…

  • China seizes alcohol spiked with Viagra

    WASHINGTON — Investigators in China seized 5,300 bottles of alcohol laced with Viagra. Now  two distillers — Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant — are being investigated by Chines police for putting the impotence treatment drug into…

  • Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America…