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  • US stocks ease on earnings results

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is lower in early trading after online retail giant Amazon posted a quarterly loss. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 102 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,981 shortly after the market opened Friday The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped six points, or 0.3...

  • Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs. Emmanuel Okeh, a spokesman for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps said...

  • Losing Indonesia presidential candidate files suit

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's losing presidential candidate filed complaints to the Constitutional Court on Friday, alleging that widespread irregularities at the polls damaged his chances of victory in the country that is Southeast Asia's largest economy. The verdict is expected in...

  • Green River Steel property sold for $2.6 million

    OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A 92-acre site at the Owensboro Riverport has been sold for $2.6 million after seven years on the market. Castlen Welding and Manufacturing purchased the one-time site of Green River Steel and the sale is expected to be finalized in 60 days. Riverport Authority Chairman...

  • AbbVie 2Q profit climbs 2.8 percent

    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Drugmaker AbbVie Inc.'s (ABBV) second-quarter profit increased nearly 3 percent and beat analysts' expectations, as sales soared for the world's top-selling drug, Humira. The North Chicago, Illinois company said Friday that earnings increased to $1.1 billion, or 68...

  • Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials say casino revenues shot up more than 14 percent in June thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported Friday that Nevada casinos brought in about $907 million in June. Las Vegas Strip casinos pulled in $532 million...

  • New EU sanctions to target Russian businesses

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary deal Friday on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies. EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said the proposals...

  • Uganda: 9 bodies found after tribal clashes

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan police official says nine bodies have been discovered buried under four different sites in an ongoing investigation of mass graves in a western part of the country that had tribal violence recently. Police Spokesman Fred Enanga said Friday that five of the...

  • Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans. Orders for durable goods increased 0.7 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis following a 1...

  • Xerox 2Q profit drops 1.8 percent

    NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Document management company Xerox Corp. (XRX) on Friday reported profit that declined by 1.8 percent in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations. The Norwalk, Connecticut-based company said net income dropped to $266 million, or 22 cents per share, from $271...

  • Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations. Though a few HOAs have willingly changed their rules to...

  • CU forecasts moderate job growth for rest of '14

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado business school is predicting moderate job growth in the state for the rest of the year. The Leeds School of Business forecast released Friday was based on business registration data from the Secretary of State's Office. Nearly 25,000 new...

  • Cleveland Speedway sells at auction for $800,000

    CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — After multiple years on the market, the Cleveland Speedway has been sold at auction for $800,000. Retired investor Al Chapman of Chickamauga, Georgia, told WRCB-TV Chattanooga (http://bit.ly/1t3z6Hz) he's not sure what the future holds for the track, but keeping it...

  • Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June led by solid gain in business investment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June led by solid gain in business investment.

  • Greenfield plant plans $5M upgrade

    GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A high-tech metalworking tool manufacturer in Greenfield has announced a nearly $5 million upgrade that is expected to bring 70 new jobs to the region. Kennametal Inc. plans to invest $3.4 million immediately on upgrades to the plant, equipment and machinery, as well...



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