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  • Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work. Though many companies are trying to make...

  • US bank earnings up 5.2 percent in 2Q

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007. The data issued Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed a robust picture as the banking industry...

  • Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community. The remarks...

  • Future of 'Big Oil' suit at stake as panel meets

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a south Louisiana flood board that's suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies. The panel that nominates members for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection...

  • Mass jobless filing for laid-off casino workers

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the region's largest mass-filings for unemployment and other benefits will begin next week for newly laid-off Atlantic City casino workers in an outreach effort so large it had to book part of the city's convention center. The Showboat and Revel are shutting...

  • 1,600 remain without Hawaiian Telcom service

    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — About 1,600 Hawaiian Telcom customers on the Big Island remain without service nearly three weeks after Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall over the Puna region. Most of the customers without service are in the Puna and Pahala areas, company spokeswoman Ann Nishida Fry said....

  • A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia. The sanctions imposed so far have not deterred Russia, but uncertainty over their long-term impact has caused economic growth...

  • Blast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes

    WHITING, Ind. (AP) — An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn't cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said Thursday. The explosion...

  • Lawyers clash over emails in 'Bag Men' lawsuit

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for two Massachusetts residents and for the newspaper that called them "Bag Men" after the Boston Marathon bombing are clashing over the significance of emails that circulated among law enforcement in the chaotic days after the attack. Both sides say newly released emails,...

  • FairPoint declares impasse, unions disagree

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The telephone service provider for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont declared an impasse after four months of labor negotiations, while more than 1,700 workers for the company were advised by union officials Thursday to be on "standby" for a possible strike or lockout. The...

  • Economy grows faster than expected

    U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 4.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday.

  • Budget crunchers now expect a permanently weaker economy

    Updated CBO projections of the US economy predict a future of slower growth and lower productivity.

  • Burger King makes move to Canada official

    Talk of the move has drawn criticism from Democratic lawmakers who are concerned about U.S. companies using mergers with companies in lower-tax jurisdictions to lower their U.S. tax payments.

  • Treasury looks to stop 'corporate deserters' on its own

    President Obama may not be able to stop "corporate deserters" from taking up legal residency in low-tax countries. But it appears that his Treasury Department will try to make the prospect of leaving the U.S. as unattractive as possible.

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry still looks strong

    In a number of TV appearances, Gov. Rick Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA, but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.



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