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  • Update on the latest in business:

    FIANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks bounce back but Greece uncertainty still looms TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets bounced back today, recouping some of the previous day’s sharp losses, but investors remained worried the crisis in…

  • Marking the first ‘Asteroid Day’

    WASHINGTON — Tuesday, June 30, 2015 is the first “Asteroid Day.”  Asteroid Day is a “global awareness movement where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do…

  • Microsoft sheds some of its ad business, mapping service

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities more relevant…

  • Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A rocket’s dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it’s time for “Rocket Science CSI.” After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring…

  • Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are…

  • Warmer water, more crowded beaches contributing to shark attacks

    WASHINGTON — It’s the time of year to roll out the beach blanket, plant the umbrella and dash into the ocean water. But after seven reported shark attacks along the Carolina coast this month, beachgoers…

  • Meeting to cover cleanup plan for former nuke missile site

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a public meeting about a proposal to use vegetable oil to stimulate the growth of naturally occurring bacteria that would clean up…

  • Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union has filed a class action lawsuit against the federal personnel office and its leaders for failing to safeguard personal files from computer hackers. The suit argues that…

  • Disney merges consumer product, interactive divisions

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney is merging its consumer product and interactive divisions, a move that acknowledges the shared goals of important product lines like the Disney Infinity video game franchise and the upcoming line…

  • Railroad official asks digital map makers to mark crossings

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal agency that oversees railroads has asked digital mapping companies to alert drivers as they approach track crossings in the hope that visual and audio cues will lead to greater…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US markets down NEW YORK (AP) — Mounting concerns about Greece drove markets down today after talks between the country and its creditors broke down. U.S. stocks fell, while major indexes in Europe…

  • Scientists: Dormant black hole coming back to life

    WASHINGTON – Well, this could ruin your whole Monday: A black hole that had gone dormant in 1989 has reawakened, the European Space Agency says. The ESA says they’ve started detecting “an exceptional outburst of…

  • June 30 will be 1 second longer

    WASHINGTON — June 30 will be a slightly longer than a typical summer day, not because of the Summer Solstice, which occurred June 21, but because of the need to adjust the Earth’s clock by…

  • 5 ways airlines are actually making flying better

    NEW YORK (AP) — Packed planes Less legroom. Fewer frequent flier miles. Is that all summer travelers can look forward to? Thankfully, no. Amid the unpleasantness, there are a few bright spots where airlines inject…

  • Justices won’t hear Google appeal in dispute with Oracle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world’s smartphones and…