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  • Delta and Apple are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Delta Air Lines Inc., up $1.47 to $39.15 The airline's second-quarter earnings topped analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher...

  • Trump: DC hotel will be among world's best

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he's pledging to transform into the city's most luxurious hotel. As for the White House, four blocks away? He's not saying. The real estate mogul and reality TV star...

  • Former trader gets 2 years in prison for fraud

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison on Wednesday for securities fraud, saying he took advantage of a government bailout program. The judge also fined Jesse Litvak $1.75 million. "This was a market that was dead in the water,"...

  • Details of 6 GM recalls announced Wednesday

    General Motors announced six more recalls Wednesday, bringing its total so far this year to 60, affecting nearly 30 million vehicles. Wednesday's recalls total nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs in North America, plus a small number of exports. Here are the models covered and details of the...

  • US stocks drift higher following mixed earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher as traders looked over a mixed batch of corporate earnings. The meager gains were enough to mark another high close for the Standard & Poor's 500 index. The S&P 500 edged up three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,987. That was two points...

  • 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.

  • IMF sees US growth at weakest since recession

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth this year will likely be at the weakest pace since the Great Recession ended, the International Monetary Fund said, mostly because of a sharp, weather-related contraction in the first quarter. But the global lending organization said Wednesday that it...

  • $148 million metal research center set for Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — A fall opening of the Detroit headquarters for a federally funded metals research program was announced Wednesday. The $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) is expected to help move cutting-edge metals from research into...

  • Patrick reviews $1B convention center upgrade bill

    BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers sent to Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick's desk on Wednesday a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Supporters of the measure tout the proposed expansion of the center, aimed at increasing its operating space by...

  • 5 tips for selling your home for the best price

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit. Still, getting a home sold can be challenging, even in markets where tight supply favors sellers. Here are five tips on how to get...

  • SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors. The idea is to minimize the risk of a mass withdrawal from the...

  • Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has...

  • Matson finalizes $10 million surcharge settlement

    HONOLULU (AP) — Matson Inc. will pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the company misapplied fuel surcharges on military household goods shipped between the mainland and Hawaii or Guam. The company announced Tuesday it signed a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice...

  • Google offers electric shuttles for pilot program

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is proposing to fund four electric shuttles that will provide free transportation to residents of Mountain View, where the technology giant is headquartered, a newspaper reported. The two-year pilot program is expected to be approved by the Mountain View...

  • Oil gains on sharp drop in US supplies

    The price of oil rose Wednesday after the government reported that U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected. The benchmark U.S. oil contract for September delivery gained 73 cents to $103.12 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for September delivery, a benchmark for...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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