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  • US housing recovery appears to be back on track

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year. Housing has been a drag on an otherwise strengthening economy, in part because a harsh winter delayed...

  • NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. The U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced...

  • Gap reports higher profit, plans India expansion

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales. The San Francisco-based company also said it plans to open Gap stores in India next year. The first locations will open in the country's two...

  • Sister Pie wins Detroit startup business contest

    DETROIT (AP) — A pie company has been named the winner of this year's Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest for startup businesses. Sister Pie uses locally sourced ingredients to create pies, cookies, breads and breakfast pastries. The announcement of the company's win came Wednesday night. It wins a...

  • Diageo to make Bulleit brand at new Ky. distillery

    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Global liquor giant Diageo PLC will raise its stakes in the growing bourbon sector by making its Bulleit whiskeys at a new Kentucky distillery, where the company's ambitious plans for the brand had a top executive talking about a potential expansion even before initial...

  • Tech Tips: Sprint's good rates come with a price

    NEW YORK (AP) — In revamping its prices and plans this week, Sprint is joining Verizon and AT&T in letting families share pools of data. The new Sprint plans are available starting Friday and reward families that need a lot of data. But the company is also keeping an unlimited-data plan that's...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday

    The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. Investors were encouraged by news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after delivering better results,...

  • Unexpected summer blockbuster: Chinese stock funds

    NEW YORK (AP) — Surprise: One of the summer's hottest investments was also one of the most anxiety-inducing a few months earlier. Dollars are pouring into China again despite worries about the country's slowing economic growth. Chinese stock mutual funds have returned an average of 12.5 percent...

  • TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority's board voted Thursday to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility, marking another step by the nation's largest utility to reduce its reliance on coal. CEO Bill Johnson said the $975...

  • Milwaukee Tool to add up to 126 jobs

    GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is expanding its Greenwood operation and is adding as many as 126 jobs in the coming months. The announcement came during Tuesday's meeting of the Greenwood City Council. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (http://bit.ly/1AASBse ) Milwaukee...

  • Michigan's unemployment rate up 0.7 points in July

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities say the state's unemployment rate rose 0.7 percentage points in the latest month, calling it a reflection of normal seasonal changes in the job market. The state Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Thursday that the state's seasonally...

  • 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.

  • Nebraska State Fair opens Friday in Grand Island

    The Nebraska State Fair opens Friday and runs through Sept. 1. This is the event's fifth year in its new home of Grand Island. Here are some things to know about the fair: FISHY FUN: The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is bringing back an aquarium for the first time since the last fair in...

  • Michigan regional unemployment rates for July

    Michigan's major labor market areas, their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for July, followed by June: ___ — Michigan, 8.6 percent, compared with 7.9 percent. — Ann Arbor, 6.3 percent, compared with 5.7 percent. — Battle Creek, 7.4 percent, compared with 6.7 percent. — Bay City, 8.3...

  • Hormel Foods and Hertz 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 Hormel Foods Corp., up $2.06 to $49.92 The maker of Spam and Dinty Moore stew reported a 21 percent jump in quarterly profit, topping Wall Street...



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