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McDonald's recalls Happy Meals fitness bands

August 24, 2016 NEW YORK — McDonald's is recalling millions of fitness bands that had been given away in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation or burns to children. more »»

Obama administration to phase out some private prison use

August 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Thursday it will phase out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly... more »»

Uber to offer self-driving car rides in Pittsburgh

August 19, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has... more »»

Gap offers muted outlook for annual earnings

August 19, 2016 NEW YORK — Gap Inc. offered a downbeat outlook for its annual profit on Thursday after reporting a 43 percent drop in net income for the second quarter, weighed down by moves to close store. more »»

Making extra mortgage payments can pay off, but should you?

August 18, 2016 It’s a strategy that crosses the mind of many borrowers when they take on a home loan: Make an extra mortgage payment or two every year and save tens of thousands of dollars in interes. more »»

Fed minutes: Conditions may ‘soon warrant’ a rate hike

August 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials believed last month that near-term risks to the U.S. economy had subsided and that an interest rate increase could soon be warranted. more »»

Cisco laying off 5,500 employees

August 18, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco Systems is laying off 5,500 employees as the internet gear maker scrambles to adapt to a technology upheaval that has triggered similar cutbacks to other storied tech companie. more »»

World Trade Center mall reopens, shows progress since 9/11

August 17, 2016 NEW YORK — The reopening — and reinvention — of the World Trade Center mall Tuesday reflects how much lower Manhattan has changed since the 9/11 attack. more »»

Ford: Fully autonomous car by 2021

August 17, 2016 DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driverless vehicle — no steering wheel, no pedals — on the road within five years. more »»

Univision buys Gawker in aftermath of Hogan case

August 17, 2016 NEW YORK — Spanish-language broadcaster Univision won an auction Tuesday for Gawker Media, which was put on the block in the aftermath of a $140 million judgment against it in the Hulk Hogan... more »»

Tepid retail sales lower US economic growth expectations

August 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — A sluggish month of retail spending has tempered expectations for the U.S. economy’s growth in the coming months. more »»

Abernethy, Shine named Fox News co-presidents

August 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Fox News Channel founder Rupert Murdoch on Friday appointed two longtime Fox executives as the new co-presidents of the news network as it restructures after last month’s departure of... more »»

China reports weak July, economy still stable

August 13, 2016 BEIJING — Chinese factory output and other economic activity weakened in July, data showed Friday, but an official tried to reassure companies and investors growth is stable. more »»

Toyota recalls 337,000 older models

August 13, 2016 DETROIT — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 337,000 vehicles for a third time. The recall involves the Toyota RAV4 SUV from the 2006-2011 model years and the Lexus HS250h sedan from the 2010 model year. more »»

Department stores hope to recapture lost appeal, become destinations

August 12, 2016 NEW YORK — Department stores trying to recapture their appeal to consumers are making plans to provide more experiences like spas and restaurants, and offer exclusive selections to transforms the... more »»

Maine's blueberries headed for big crop

August 12, 2016 PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's wild blueberry crop is headed for another big year despite dry weather that has caused some nervousness in the state's blueberry barrens. more »»

Southwest outage cost an estimated $54M

August 12, 2016 DALLAS — The cancellation of more than 2,000 Southwest Airlines flights due to a computer outage last month will cost the carrier an estimated $54 million. more »»

Delta’s computer issues continue for third day

August 11, 2016 NEW YORK — Delta fliers faced delays, cancellations and more headaches Wednesday as the Atlanta-based airline struggled with its computer systems for the third straight day. more »»

Judge dismisses suit accusing Twitter of supporting IS group

August 11, 2016 NEW YORK — A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group. more »»

US employers boosted hiring in June

August 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised more openings and hired more people in June, adding to evidence that the job market has rebounded from a brief soft patch in the spring. more »»



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