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  • Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year. In fact, Zillow's...

  • New Mexico tribe proposes ending gambling payments

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico Indian tribe has proposed changing casino rules to lower the gambling age to 18 from 21, allow alcohol in gaming areas and stop tribal revenue sharing payments to the state. The Interior Department has asked Gov. Susana Martinez and Attorney General...

  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers. "I don't care if it's legal," Obama declared. "It's...

  • Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

    MIAMI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims potentially worth billions of dollars against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war. A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday

    Major U.S. stock indexes ended roughly where they began Thursday, despite investors having to work through a busy day of corporate earnings and two economic reports. On Thursday: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 2.83 points, or 0.02 percent, to close at 17,083.80. The Standard & Poor's...

  • Vermont revenue forecast down; Shumlin wants cuts

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Recovery from the Great Recession almost seven years ago is still slogging through Vermont, with lower-than-expected state revenues forecast Thursday that prompted Gov. Peter Shumlin to call for budget cuts. "This really is no different than when a family thinks they...

  • Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

    SEATTLE (AP) — Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a larger than expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue. Amazon has long focused on spending the money it makes to grow and expand into new areas. The company introduced a...

  • Visa 3Q profit rises 11 percent

    FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Visa Inc. on Thursday reported net income that climbed by 11 percent in its fiscal third quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The San Francisco-based company said profit increased to $1.36 billion, or $2.17 per share, from $1.23 billion, or $1.88 per share,...

  • Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has thrown out a decision ordering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to hold public hearings on the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Thursday. It reversed a decision in...

  • Starbucks US sales rise with help of revamped food

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks said Thursday that its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other new menu items helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes. The Seattle-based coffee chain posted a slightly higher-than-expect profit for its fiscal third quarter, as sales rose in regions around the world. In...

  • AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said. The study identified at least three potential stadium...

  • Oil falls on worries about US gasoline demand

    The price of oil fell near $102 a barrel Thursday, erasing gains from the day before. Benchmark U.S. crude for September delivery dropped $1.05 to $102.07 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, the Nymex contract gained 73 cents after the Energy Department reported a far...

  • Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed — the third major international aviation disaster in a week. French fighter jets, U.N. peacekeepers and others...

  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. The end of the ban, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday. "Before making this...

  • Wisconsin farmers set record for cranberry harvest

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin cranberry farmers increased production by 25 percent last year to harvest a record 6 million barrels. That's according to U.S. Department of Agriculture figures released Thursday by Gov. Scott Walker's office. Each barrel of cranberries weighs 100 pounds....



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