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  • 'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line. Gold & Silver Pawn Shop co-owner Rick Harrison has drawn up plans for a Pawn...

  • Renault profits rise thanks to cost cuts

    PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault says its profits in the first half of the year rose, partly thanks to lower costs as its revenue dropped. The maker of the Twingo and Clio hatchbacks said Tuesday its net income rose to 749 million euros ($1 billion) from 39 million euros a year earlier....

  • Tangipahoa council supports proposed clinic

    AMITE, La. (AP) — The Tangipahoa Parish Council has unanimously agreed to a proposed Access Health Louisiana clinic designed for those without health insurance or in a low-income bracket. Mark F. Keiser, executive director of the company, says establishing and staffing a health clinic in the...

  • McDonald's Japan to strengthen checks on chicken

    TOKYO (AP) — McDonald's in Japan is increasing its checks on chicken from vendors in China and Thailand after allegations a Chinese supplier sold expired chicken. It says the scare will hurt its earnings. The U.S. fast-food chain's Japan unit on Tuesday withdrew this year's earnings and sales...

  • BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

    LONDON (AP) — Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft. The company said any erosion of its relationship with Rosneft — which is majority controlled by the Russian state,...

  • BASF donating $10,000 to help Detroit River refuge

    TRENTON, Mich. (AP) — BASF Corp. is donating $10,000 to the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance to help the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge Alliance's Chairman Dick Micka says in a statement that the nonprofit will use the money to strengthen partnerships to...

  • Deutsche Bank posts 29 percent drop in profit

    BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting financial markets. Germany's largest bank said its net profit in the April-June period fell to 238 million euros ($320...

  • Honda's quarterly profit up on Asian sales growth

    TOKYO (AP) — Honda says quarterly profit surged nearly 20 percent on strong demand for remodeled cars in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. Honda Motor Co. reported Tuesday an April-June fiscal first quarter profit of 146.5 billion yen ($1.4 billion), close to what analysts surveyed by FactSet had...

  • Senate Dems seek to split GOP on export bank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? Most voters in Louisiana and Virginia probably aren't either. Yet Democratic Sens. Mary Landrieu and Mark Warner are building campaign events around the bank's proposed reauthorization. They portray it as a job creator that must be...

  • White House to honor Michigan blueberry producer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Paw Paw, Michigan blueberry producer is among 15 "Champions of Change" for agriculture. Brookside Farms retail manager Kristin Kubiszak is being honored Tuesday by the White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Champions of Change" are cited for efforts to inspire...

  • What if Obama defended American business?

    Just for once, wouldn't it be great if President Obama actually defended American business, instead of attacking it?

  • Manhattan Moment: Professional licenses, not taxes, are the biggest barriers to small business creation

    What is the biggest challenge faced by small businesses today? Surprisingly the answer is not high taxes — it is professional licensing requirements.

  • The fight in Congress that has Democrats defending big business

    In the battle to renew the Export-Import Bank, Senate Democrats are lining up behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while many Republicans are in sympathy with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the iconic foe of crony capitalism.

  • Billionaire Obama adviser: Punish companies that ignore climate change

    The climate change debate took a sharp left turn on Tuesday when several former cabinet secretaries, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a key Wall Street donor to environmental causes said companies that don't buy into global warming should be punished and penalized.

  • Oops: Here's who wound up with half a million dollars in federal money

    Nearly $500,000 in Indiana venture capital funds wound up going to a startup business headed by the very man whose firm had been hired by Indiana to manage the venture capital fund.



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