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  • Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

    DETROIT (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state. Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance said...

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

    iBook charts for week ending July 21, 2014: Top Paid Books 1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - 9781101569184 - (Penguin Group US) 2. The Heist by Daniel Silva - 9780062320070 - (Harper) 3. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness - 9780698163478 - (Penguin Group US) 4. Invisible by David...

  • Solid earnings drive more gains in US stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher as more companies turn in solid earnings. Lockheed Martin rose 3 percent after the defense contractor's profit and revenue beat analysts' forecasts. Comcast rose 2 percent after reporting higher profit than the market was expecting. The giant...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 21, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Party Party, Red Velvet Art LLC 4. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 5. Monument Valley, ustwo 6. Blek, kunabi brother GmbH 7. 7...

  • Nielsen's top television programs for July 14-20

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 14-20. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. Major League Baseball All-Star Game: National vs. American, Fox, 11.34 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 8.53 million. 3. "Extant," CBS, 7.96 million. 4....

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 21, 2014: Top Songs 1. Rude, MAGIC! 2. Stay With Me, Sam Smith 3. Fancy (feat. Charli XCX). Iggy Azalea 4. Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea), Ariana Grande 5. Maps, Maroon 5 6. Dirt, Florida Georgia Line 7. Am I Wrong, Nico & Vinz 8. Boom...

  • Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    PARIS (AP) — France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. Western powers say Russia is supporting...

  • Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Like Zain, many Gaza residents say the...

  • Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology. Starting this month, the app, called "In a...

  • 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.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 9

    President Obama will meet with Texas Gov. Rick Perry today to discuss the ongoing crisis at the U.S. southern border.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 3

    The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a field hearing in McAllen, Texas, today to discuss the recent increase in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Texas Gov. Rick Perry will testify to the surge. Pennsylvania embattled Republican Gov. Tom Corbett was given more...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 2

    A new poll out of Michigan shows incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Snyder tied with Democratic challenger Mark Schauer. The poll, released by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, shows the two men with 40 percent of the vote.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 1

    The country is still buzzing this morning following a decision by the Supreme Court that has been labeled as a major blow to the Affordable Care Act.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for June 30

    President Obama is set to tap Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs today. McDonald is a former executive of Procter and Gamble, having worked for the company from July 2009 to July 2013. Recently, President Obama accepted the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.



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