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  • Welcome aboard: Obama lavishes praise on Castro

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were all the trappings of a campaign endorsement rally: the cheering crowds, the American flags, and the sitting president heaping praise on a fellow Democrat. All that was missing was the campaign. Three days after new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian...

  • Snyder: Fewer than 100 child immigrants in state

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than 100 unaccompanied children have arrived in the state in the aftermath of the immigration crisis along the United States' southern border, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday as he renewed his call for an overhaul of laws to make the U.S. more immigration...

  • Tucson OKs building permit to lure car maker Tesla

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson officials are hoping a pre-approved building permit will help persuade electric car company Tesla to build its planned battery plant in the city, the mayor said Thursday. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said Tesla Motors Inc. did not apply for the permit. Rather, it's a...

  • Default fuels uncertainty, stock drop in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's economy minister says he is willing to hold further talks with holdout investors whose claim for bond payments forced the South American country into its second default in 13 years. Economy Minister Axel Kicillof spoke after returning from failed talks...

  • Alpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulation

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulation.

  • 1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, with the company citing dismal markets and federal regulation. An Alpha news release says the company notified employees Thursday afternoon that it expects to...

  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

    The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue...

  • Tesla posts bigger 2Q loss

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) on Thursday reported a wider loss in its second quarter, and beat analysts' expectations. The Palo Alto, California-based company reported a loss of $61.9 million, or 50 cents per share, compared with a loss of $30.5 million, or 26 cents per...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday

    The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst one-day drop since February, erasing its gain for the year, as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The slide interrupted a prolonged advance in the market which brought the...

  • $100 million for firm without offices, 1 agent?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners. They are selling or have sold nearly nonexistent insurance agencies — in some cases...

  • LinkedIn stock jumps after 2Q results

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Shares of LinkedIn Corp. jumped Thursday after the professional networking service reported a second-quarter loss but topped analysts' expectations. The Mountain View, California-based company posted a loss of $1 million, or 1 cent per share, compared with a profit...

  • GE spinoff Synchrony flat in stock market debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Synchrony Financial barely moved Thursday in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange, but that's a better outcome than the broader markets which plunged. The credit card company raised $2.88 billion, selling 125 million shares at $23 each. That makes it the largest...

  • Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the...

  • US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — For investors, there were few havens on Thursday. The stock market had its worst one-day drop since February, driven down by a confluence of worries, from weak company earnings to the looming end of stimulus from the Federal Reserve. But it wasn't just stocks that suffered; oil...

  • AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. What will the same seven-figure price tag get you in San Francisco? Not much. The Bay...



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