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  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stronger-than-expected results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter. The San Francisco-based company's stock jumped 29.6 percent to $50.01 in extended trading after the...

  • Utility works to restore power in Michigan

    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — DTE Energy Co. says it's working to restore power to about 30,000 customers out of the 223,000 homes and businesses that lost service when severe thunderstorms hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The Detroit-based utility says that 156,000 of its 186,000 affected customers...

  • Schauer says he'd create tens of thousands of jobs

    WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer has unveiled an economic blueprint he says will create "tens of thousands" of jobs if he defeats Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. Schauer on Tuesday proposed tripling the percentage of Michigan's electricity that...

  • Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday. The Korean phone giant lost ground to upstart Chinese manufacturers after several years of headlong growth, according to figure from IDC....

  • Patrick signs $1B convention center upgrade bill

    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Patrick said the expansion will increase jobs and help welcome more visitors to the state. He signed the bill Tuesday at the Statehouse. Supporters say the...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

    The stock market closed with a modest loss as investors waited for a series of big economic reports later in the week. Nine of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell. Only telecommunications stocks rose. The Dow Jones industrial average sank 70.48 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,912.11. The...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, July 21, to Sunday, July 27: UNITED STATES 1. MAGIC!, "Rude" (RCA Records) 2. Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" (Capitol Records Ltd.) 3. Iggy Azalea, "Fancy" (Virgin EMI Records) 4. Ariana Grande, "Problem" (Republic...

  • Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. The U.S. penalties follow tougher sanctions agreed to by European Union leaders earlier in the day. According to the Treasury Department, the U.S....

  • China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders. If he goes to trial, Zhou...

  • Wynn Resorts 2Q profit rises on Las Vegas strength

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s second-quarter earnings increased 57 percent, bolstered by a jump in gambling revenue and more hotel and restaurant spending during the typically slow Las Vegas summer. Officials with the Las Vegas-based casino company, which owns Wynn and Encore casinos...

  • Corning 2Q profit falls on weaker tablet demand

    CORNING, N.Y. (AP) — Corning Inc., which makes glass screens for electronics, said Tuesday that its second-quarter net income fell 74 percent from a year ago as demand for tablets weakened. Its shares fell nearly 10 percent after releasing its results. The company's Gorilla Glass is used in...

  • Hundreds evacuated, 3 dead in East Europe floods

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Three people died and several hundreds were forced to evacuate as surging floodwaters submerged villages in Eastern Europe on Tuesday. In Bulgaria, authorities said a 61-year-old woman died in the floods and another person was reported missing after torrential rains...

  • Institute: NKorea upgrading rocket launch site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile, intercontinental missile that could threaten the U.S. The findings are based on satellite photos of the west coast site of...

  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. The report blames a generation of sun worshipping for the $8 billion spent to treat...



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