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  • GM starts bike sharing program at Tech Center

    WARREN, Mich. (AP) — General Motors Co.'s Tech Center is starting a bike sharing program for the 19,000 people who work at the suburban Detroit site. The Detroit-based automaker says the program will allow workers to commute on and off the Tech Center campus in Warren. GM is working with...

  • U.S. credit card late payments down in 2Q

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit. The rate of U.S. credit card payments at least 90 days overdue fell to 1.16 percent in the April-June quarter...

  • ABC News makes changes at top broadcasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is making leadership changes behind the scenes at its top two broadcasts. The network announced Tuesday that Tom Cibrowski (sih-BROW-skee), the top executive behind "Good Morning America" as it passed by NBC's "Today" show in the ratings, will become a top deputy to...

  • U.S. stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher as investors welcomed the latest corporate deal news, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index back above 2,000. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,110 as of 9:37 a.m. Tuesday. The S&P 500 rose two points, or 0.1...

  • S.C.-based Sonoco packaging acquires German firm

    HARTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Hartsville-based packaging company Sonoco is buying the German firm Weidenhammer Packaging Group for $383 million. Sonoco president M. Jack Sanders said Monday the move makes the company a global leader in the composite can market and expands its technological...

  • China courts documentaries as it limits expression

    BEIJING (AP) — China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it's cracking down on them. Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television. But while China is avidly pursuing what it considers serious content to...

  • US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell. Orders for durable goods rose 22.6 percent in...

  • US durable goods orders surge 22.6 percent in July but outside transportation, orders weak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US durable goods orders surge 22.6 percent in July but outside transportation, orders weak.

  • U.S. probes Ford Explorer police SUV brake hoses

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers about 20,000 Explorers from the 2013 model year. Failure can cause...

  • Burger King makes move to Canada official

    Talk of the move has drawn criticism from Democratic lawmakers who are concerned about U.S. companies using mergers with companies in lower-tax jurisdictions to lower their U.S. tax payments.

  • Charlotte approves incentive deal for Sealed Air

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it's moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina. The package approved by city council Monday provides the company more than $4 million in local...

  • 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.

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry still looks strong

    In a number of TV appearances, Gov. Rick Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA, but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.

  • GOP-friendly business group to spend $2 million on elections

    The National Federation of Independent Business plans to spend up to $2 million on favored candidates in the November elections, mostly on paid advertising.

  • Here's the evidence that job creation is set to accelerate for real in 2014

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings grew from 4.6 million in May to 4.7 million in June, confirming a trend toward accelerating job creation in the first half of 2014.



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