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  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks higher after Fed leaves rates unchanged BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks gained today following this week’s turbulence and other Asian markets rose after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged…

  • Sony quarterly profit up 3-fold on currency gains, sensors

    TOKYO (AP) — Sony said quarterly profit rose threefold as foreign exchange gains and sales of image sensors and Playstation 4 software helped offset declines elsewhere. The Japanese electronics and entertainment giant reported Thursday that…

  • Nokia Q2 profit at $383 million on strong networks growth

    HELSINKI (AP) — Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter net profit was €347 million euros ($383 million), with growth particularly strong in its core networks division. Overall sales increased 9 percent to…

  • Galaxy S6 fails to reverse profit decline at Samsung

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in global smartphone sales. The company’s overall earnings drop during…

  • Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach on Wednesday to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations. The demonstrators blew into…

  • Ford F-150 gets mixed crash test results

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford’s new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to repair than steel-bodied ones. The four-door Super Crew version…

  • Whole Foods: Sales hurt by bad publicity from overcharging

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is feeling pinched after New York City officials found it was overcharging customers. The grocery chain known for its organic offerings said Wednesday that sales growth slowed sharply at…

  • 2 Utah ski resorts owned by Vail to be known as ‘Park City’

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Two neighboring Utah ski resorts owned by Vail Resorts and being combined into one mega resort will be known simply by the name of the mountain city where it is…

  • Judge rejects claim that bourbon was falsely advertised

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chalk up another round for Maker’s Mark distillery in fending off claims of misleading marketing for promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade. A federal judge in California this week dismissed a…

  • Zero-percent financing turns heads, but may not be best deal

    DETROIT (AP) — When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you…

  • 7 Tips for Finding an Apartment in Washington, D.C.

    The District of Columbia is part of one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country, and you know what that means: Finding an apartment there is no walk in the National Mall. If you’re…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks edge higher in early trading; China shares rebound NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are posting solid gains in late-morning trading, as Chinese shares rebound and traders wait to hear from the…

  • Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance. “No longer will older Americans be…

  • Microsoft debuts Windows 10: Why it’s being given away free

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, in what the company hopes will be a pivotal moment in its bid regain its sway in a world where the PC…

  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor

    NEW YORK (AP) — It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. With…