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  • Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    BRUSSELS (AP) — While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy. Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and the...

  • Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico. Weymouth, a member of the Graham family that owned the Post for 80 years, announced Tuesday that she will leave the Post after serving...

  • US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, the ISM said Tuesday. That was the highest reading...

  • Midwest economy: August state-by-state glance

    The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business...

  • Gas drops by a penny per gallon in Massachusetts

    BOSTON (AP) — Gasoline prices in Massachusetts continue to decline, although more slowly than they have been. AAA Southern New England reports Tuesday that a gallon of self-serve, regular has fallen by a penny in the past week to $3.44. That's 1 cent higher than the national average but 12...

  • HomeStretch expanding operations in Nettleton

    NETTLETON, Miss. (AP) — Furniture manufacturer HomeStretch Inc. is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse space in Nettleton and adding 60 new jobs. The announcement was made in a news release Tuesday. HomeStretch makes upholstered reclining furniture in Nettleton. After the expansion,...

  • Private equity firm to buy Compuware for $2.5B

    Private equity firm Thoma Bravo will spend about $2.5 billion to buy Compuware and take the software developer private. The companies said Tuesday that Compuware stock owners will receive about $10.92 for each share they own. That price includes mostly cash and some stock from Compuware spinoff...

  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Until now, Netflix subscribers linking the service to...

  • US home prices rose at slower pace in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. That was slightly below June's...

  • US stock market wavers in morning trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are wavering in morning trading Tuesday as investors look ahead to major economic reports out this week. Central banks meet in Europe and Japan, and the jobs report for August comes out Friday. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 18 points, or 0.1...

  • Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

    DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past. As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road....

  • Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase

    NEW YORK (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector, spending about $3 billion in cash and stock to acquire the high-end Prestige Cruises International. The deal will give Norwegian access to Prestige's eight ships on the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines and its...

  • New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A bank refused to offer mortgages to African-Americans living in Buffalo, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit that he said was part of a wider investigation into an illegal practice known as redlining. Evans Bank violated fair housing and discrimination laws by...

  • US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this...

  • Euro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting

    LONDON (AP) — The euro fell to a one-year low against the dollar on Tuesday as it continued to lose support from speculation that the European Central Bank could start pumping money into the ailing eurozone economy to spur growth. The bank, which oversees monetary policy for the 18 countries...



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