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  • US stocks stabilize, helped by a pickup in hiring

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are stabilizing a day after a steep drop as investors were encouraged by the latest wave of hiring. Decent earnings reports from several major U.S. companies gave investors more reasons to pick up stocks. Procter & Gamble, Expedia and LinkedIn all rose after...

  • GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls. The Detroit automaker has recalled nearly 30 million cars and trucks this year, including some models that...

  • Chennault receives $3.5M grant to update runway

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Chennault International Airport has received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help rehabilitate its runway. Randy Robb, executive director of Chennault, tells the American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) he was pleased to hear news of...

  • US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year. Consumer spending increased 0.4 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis following slower increases of 0.3 percent in May...

  • Ford's US sales up 10 percent in July

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford's U.S. sales jumped 10 percent in July on strong demand for its SUVs. The company reported total July sales of 212,236, making it Ford's best July in eight years. Sales of the Escape small SUV were up 19 percent to 26,558, while the Explorer mid-size SUV rose 32 percent to...

  • US consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in June with income also up 0.4 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in June with income also up 0.4 percent.

  • Solid US hiring stretches into 6th month as employers add 209,000 jobs; rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid US hiring stretches into 6th month as employers add 209,000 jobs; rate rises to 6.2 pct.

  • Global trade deal goes back to drawing board

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it. The preliminary deal approved by the organization at a WTO summit last December in Bali was...

  • Port Fourchon dedicates $3.4M emergency center

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has dedicated Port Fourchon's new $3.4 million Emergency Operations Center. The building will serve as a response hub during hurricanes or other emergencies that impact the port or oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The...

  • Detroit bar preps for big fish fry after TV ad

    DETROIT (AP) — A fast-food chain's national television commercial is a fine kettle of fish for a Detroit bar. The Long John Silver's ad focuses on the fish fry at the Nancy Whiskey bar in the city's Corktown neighborhood. Bartender Sheryl Grogan tells MLive.com (http://bit.ly/1pviKDS) she's...

  • Burger King 2Q profit rises 19 percent

    MIAMI (AP) — Burger King Worldwide Inc. said its profit climbed by 19 percent in the second quarter as lower costs and growth overseas boosted results. The Miami-based company said global sales at established locations rose 0.9 percent. While the figure edged up just 0.4 percent in the U.S. and...

  • Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message. Economists predict that the government will say employers added 225,000 jobs in July, according to a survey by data provider FactSet....

  • Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the Amsterdam-based environmental group said. The Arctic Sunrise left the northern Russian port city of Murmansk...

  • Hilton 2Q earnings jump 35 pct to $209 million

    MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.'s (HLT) second-quarter earnings rose 35 percent and topped Wall Street expectations. The McLean, Virginia, hotelier said Friday it earned $209 million, or 21 cents per share, in the three months that ended June 30. That compares with earnings of...

  • Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years. The automaker said Friday that it sold 167,667 vehicles in the U.S. during the month compared with 140,102 in the prior-year period. Jeep sales...



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