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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...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ 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...

  • 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...

  • JPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack

    NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity, though the bank isn't currently seeing any unusual fraud activity...

  • Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday. "There are reasons to feel good about the direction we are heading," the president told reporters at the White House....

  • Vilsack says up to $45M to help Lake Champlain

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in Vermont on Thursday that his agency will double the pace of spending on efforts to reduce farm runoff entering Lake Champlain. Vilsack, Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch, both Vermont Democrats, announced that the...

  • Abercrombie, Williams-Sonoma are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Abercrombie & Fitch Co., down $2.13 to $41.87 The retailer reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. It plans to stock trendier clothing without...



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