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  • AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today. The area's oil boom has resulted in an infrastructure-building frenzy as the rush for...

  • 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.

  • Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday. The Korean phone giant lost ground to upstart Chinese manufacturers after several years of headlong growth, according to figure from IDC....

  • Patrick signs $1B convention center upgrade bill

    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Patrick said the expansion will increase jobs and help welcome more visitors to the state. He signed the bill Tuesday at the Statehouse. Supporters say the...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

    The stock market closed with a modest loss as investors waited for a series of big economic reports later in the week. Nine of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell. Only telecommunications stocks rose. The Dow Jones industrial average sank 70.48 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,912.11. The...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, July 21, to Sunday, July 27: UNITED STATES 1. MAGIC!, "Rude" (RCA Records) 2. Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" (Capitol Records Ltd.) 3. Iggy Azalea, "Fancy" (Virgin EMI Records) 4. Ariana Grande, "Problem" (Republic...

  • Corning 2Q profit falls on weaker tablet demand

    CORNING, N.Y. (AP) — Corning Inc., which makes glass screens for electronics, said Tuesday that its second-quarter net income fell 74 percent from a year ago as demand for tablets weakened. Its shares fell nearly 10 percent after releasing its results. The company's Gorilla Glass is used in...

  • Wynn Resorts 2Q profit rises on Las Vegas strength

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s second-quarter earnings increased 57 percent, bolstered by a jump in gambling revenue and more hotel and restaurant spending during the typically slow Las Vegas summer. Officials with the Las Vegas-based casino company, which owns Wynn and Encore casinos...

  • Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    DETROIT (AP) — Control of Detroit's massive municipal water department, which has been widely criticized by the United Nations and others for widespread service shutoffs to thousands of customers, has been returned to the mayor's office. The move comes a week after the department said it...

  • Eugene City Council passes sick leave law

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene City Council has joined cities such as Seattle, Portland and San Francisco in approving a law requiring sick leave for workers. The ordinance passed Monday with a 5-3 vote requires employers to provide workers with an hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours...

  • Task force set up after plane shot down

    MONTREAL (AP) — The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation says it is setting up a task force aimed at improving security measures in the wake of the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine. Top officials from four international organizations met in Montreal on...

  • TV series moving some production to New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis says the USA Network series called "Dig" filmed its pilot in Jerusalem but is moving in light of the...

  • Argentina fights with debt holdouts; default nears

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina risks financial default unless it reaches an agreement with a group of holdout bondholders by Wednesday. Here are the issues at stake: HOW DID ARGENTINA GET HERE? In 1998, Argentina fell into recession and faced crushing payments on its international...

  • Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The meat industry has attempted to block the rules, which went into effect last year,...

  • Arizona utility wants to install rooftop systems

    PHOENIX (AP) — A major Arizona utility wants to install rooftop solar panels on thousands of homes for free. If approved by state regulators, the request filed Monday by Arizona Public Service Co. would allow the Phoenix-based company to put rooftop systems on 3,000 homes. APS says its...



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