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July US auto sales rose slightly on weak demand

August 3, 2016 DETROIT — U.S. auto sales wilted in July, as hot weather and softening demand kept many buyers at home. Sales rose less than 1 percent over last July, to just over 1. more »»

Aging workforce puts strain on skilled manufacturing workers

August 1, 2016 CONCORD, N.H. — In a small town just south of New Hampshire’s capital, General Electric runs two plants filled with workers building jet engines for the world’s leading airline. more »»

US economy expected to pick up after weak growth in spring

July 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — A surprisingly lackluster economy last quarter served as a reminder of how choppy the pace of growth has been since the Great Recession ended seven years ago. more »»

Tesla looking at cameras, radar in Florida crash

July 30, 2016 DETROIT — Tesla engineers told members of a Senate committee they are looking into the role cameras and radar played in the fatal crash of a Model S using self-driving mode, according to two people... more »»

Cheap oil sends Exxon, Chevron profits down

July 30, 2016 DALLAS — Cheaper oil is leading to the lowest summer gasoline prices in years, and it is causing heartburn for oil companies and their shareholders. On Friday, Exxon Mobil Cor. more »»

Texas hands Blue Bell $850K fine over listeria

July 30, 2016 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year linked to the deaths of three people, but the ice cream maker could pay only a fraction of the $850,000 penalt... more »»

Amazon’s already large distribution empire expanding

July 29, 2016 NEW YORK — Online shoppers want their packages — now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens. Amazon’s Prime service has, at heart, always been about free two-day shipping. more »»

Alphabet’s 2Q earns soar despite rising ‘moonshot’ losses

July 29, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Business is booming at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may never produce any revenue. more »»

Ford surprises with lower 2Q profit

July 29, 2016 DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co.'s shares tumbled Thursday after it reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings and warned that things could get worse in the second half of the yea. more »»

US homeownership rate lowest in 51 years

July 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — The proportion of U.S. more »»

Fed’s upbeat tone suggests rate hike as early as Sept.

July 28, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that near-term risks to the U.S. economy have diminished, reviving the prospect that it will resume raising interest rates as soon as September. more »»

Facebook beats 2Q forecasts, stock soars

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — Facebook's stock is trading higher after the world's biggest social media company handily surpassed Wall Street's expectations for the second quarter, barreling ahead on mobile... more »»

Coca-Cola cuts sales outlook

July 28, 2016 ATLANTA — Coca-Cola cut its sales forecast for the year on Wednesday, but says it's making changes to address declining soda demand in the U.S. and key international markets. more »»

Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production

July 27, 2016 SPARKS, Nev. — It’s Tesla Motors’ biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world’s production of lithium-ion batterie. more »»

Twitter struggling to grow as rivals race ahead

July 27, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its... more »»

McDonald's sales disappoint in US

July 27, 2016 NEW YORK — McDonald's is again looking for ways to win back customers, less than a year after launching a widely touted all-day breakfast menu that makes Egg McMuffins available around the cloc. more »»

$15B VW emissions deal clears 1st hurdle

July 27, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal. more »»

Farewell to VCRs: Japanese to shelve once-hit product

July 26, 2016 TOKYO — Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it’s yanking the plug on the world’s last video cassette recorder. more »»

Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation

July 25, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding... more »»



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