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  • $90 million pet food factory opens in Joplin

    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A cat and dog food manufacturer has opened its first factory, a $90 million facility in Joplin. Heartland Pet Foods Manufacturing opened the 415,000-square-foot plant Wednesday at Joplin's Crossroads Center Business and Distribution Park, the Joplin Globe reported...

  • Stocks move higher; S&P 500 heading for a record

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving mostly higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index closer toward another record close. Traders were encouraged by the latest encouraging sign in the U.S. job market, a decline last week in the number of people applying for unemployment benefits. The...

  • Honda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance

    DETROIT (AP) — When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board. The tiny Fit, redesigned for the 2015 model year, initially flunked the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap test, earning just a "Marginal" rating. The test simulates a 40 mph...

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

    Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits tumbled last week and are now at levels consistent with a healthy job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The less-volatile four-week moving average rose 4,750 to...

  • Card cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos. Bruce Koloshi, of Summit, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday to the 10 months he served since his arrest last September...

  • Correction: Economic Growth-New England story

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about economic growth in New England states, The Associated Press reported erroneously the size of the economies. State economies cited in the millions of dollars are actually in the billions of dollars. A corrected version of the story is below: Data:...

  • The Children's Place tops Street 2Q forecasts

    SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Shares of The Children's Place rose nearly 5 percent Thursday after the retailer reported a narrower loss in its second quarter and increased the lower end of its earnings outlook for the year. The company also said it signed a deal to bring its stores to India. The...

  • Record drought saps California honey production

    LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide the nectar that...

  • Progressive slots link New Jersey, Nevada casinos

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links 100 machines in Atlantic City with 600 in Nevada. The...

  • Treasury looks to stop 'corporate deserters' on its own

    President Obama may not be able to stop "corporate deserters" from taking up legal residency in low-tax countries. But it appears that his Treasury Department will try to make the prospect of leaving the U.S. as unattractive as possible.

  • US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate.

  • Dortmund hopes to raise cash in stock issue

    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund is hoping to raise fresh capital with a stock issue expected to bring in 114.4 million euros ($151.72 million) in an effort to reduce debt and give the club more financial clout. Dortmund is the only listed Bundesliga soccer club. It nearly went...

  • Iowa-based higher education consultants to merge

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids-based company that provides fundraising and enrollment management services to colleges and universities announced Thursday the acquisition of a company that specializes in higher education consulting and research. RuffaloCODY, founded in Cedar Rapids in...

  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up...

  • Dollar Tree 2Q profit falls 2 percent

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dollar Tree Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell more than 2 percent on costs related to its planned acquisition of rival discounter Family Dollar even though shoppers spent more at its discount stores. Dollar Tree reported earnings of $121.5 million, or 59...



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