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  • Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub, who backed 'Karate Kid,' 'Ocean's Eleven,' dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub, who backed 'Karate Kid,' 'Ocean's Eleven,' dies.

  • Man convicted of murder in steel company worker's 1968 death

    STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man has been convicted of murder in the death of another man almost five decades ago. Richard Keiper, of Boyd, Texas, was convicted Monday in the October 1968 death of Alfred Barnes, a 40-year-old assistant to the vice president at steel producer Bethlehem Steel. Hunters found Barnes' bullet-riddled body in a field...

  • US stocks slip amid global sell-off after Greek 'no' vote

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren't as steep as many had feared. With time running out for Greece to strike a new deal and its banks desperately short of cash, a wave of selling that started in Asia early Monday...

  • Sears' REIT goes public as others consider similar moves

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seritage Growth Properties, the real estate spinoff of Sears Holdings Corp., made its debut Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and estimated that it had raised about $1.6 billion from the offering. Sears, which is dealing with slumping retail sales, formed the real estate investment trust to extract more revenue from its...

  • Crude oil tumbles 8 pct, points to low gas prices this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — A slew of global economic and geopolitical factors are working to pummel the price of oil and set up U.S. drivers for very low gasoline prices later this year. The price of U.S. crude dropped 7.7 percent Monday to close at $52.53 a barrel and is now down nearly 15 percent from the high for the year set on June 10. Gasoline...

  • Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled last Tuesday in a dispute between state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and Bland Farms, a major grower of the sweet onions. In August 2013, Black established a rule...

  • Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills unchanged while rates on six-month bills dipped to the lowest level in two weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.015 percent, the same as last week. Another $24...

  • 'Inside Out' emerges atop 'Jurassic World' in final tally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after opening, Pixar's "Inside Out" has finally slayed the dinosaurs of "Jurassic World." In final box office figures released Monday, "Inside Out" came out slightly ahead of "Jurassic World" after estimates Sunday had "Jurassic World" narrowly edging "Inside Out" for the top spot. The acclaimed Pixar original took...

  • Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about a year ago. A small and large brewed coffee will each go up by 10 cents in most areas of the country, Starbucks says. That...

  • Atlantic City betting big on non-gambling attractions

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it has lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working. Nine years ago, the city's casinos started realizing they needed to offer more than just gambling if they still wanted visitors. They doubled down on expensive investments...

  • Greece's departing finance minister, brash to the end

    Greece's departing Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday with the same dramatic flair with which he served. The brash, outspoken leader, who frequently showed up at meetings on his motorbike, had many fans among the anti-austerity movement in Greece. He also had many critics among those he had to negotiate the country's economic...

  • Fire kills 14 dogs at California pet boarding facility

    MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 14 dogs died in a fire at a Central California boarding facility that cares for pets while their owners are away on vacation. Inspector Mike Ventimiglia of the Monterey Fire Department said Monday it appears the dogs died of smoke inhalation. He says a cause for the Sunday afternoon blaze at Home Away...

  • Dollar Tree completes $8.5B purchase of Family Dollar

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree has completed its $8.5 billion acquisition of rival discount chain Family Dollar after a year-long struggle that drew in antitrust regulators and rival bids. The company announced its intent to buy the Matthews, North Carolina, dollar story last July, but the combined entity was forced to carve off 330 stores,...

  • Fewer crimes, more revenue as medical marijuana industry stabilizes in Colorado Springs

    As the number of medical marijuana shops and dispensary-related crimes in Colorado Springs has fallen over the past five years, medical pot tax revenue in El Paso County has soared. Data from the city of Colorado Springs, its police department and the Colorado Department of Revenue show interesting trends as the marijuana industry matures...

  • Death toll from defective GM switches rises to 121

    NEW YORK (AP) — The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors' small cars has risen by two to 121. Victims' families are being offered compensation of at least $1 million each by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM last year. Feinberg will also make offers to 251 people who were injured in crashes caused by the...

  • Growth in US services firms rises in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its services index edged up to 56 in June from 55.7 in May. Any reading over 50 indicates that services firms are expanding. Steady hiring over the past year has...

  • Small business has heart for nonprofits, Springs community

    Sponsored: Just like their commercials say, Sean McCorkle of State Farm Insurance, makes it his business to be a good neighbor in the Pikes Peak Region.

  • Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc. says it will add "Oreo Thins" to its permanent lineup in the U.S. starting next week. The cookies look like regular Oreos and have a similar...

  • Aetna plans to maintain jobs at Humana's Louisville offices

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aetna plans to keep jobs at Humana's Louisville, Kentucky, headquarters after it buys the rival health care insurer, and may even hire more people there. On Friday, Aetna announced plans to buy Humana in a deal worth about $35 billion. Aetna said that Louisville will be the headquarters of the combined company's government...

  • Chinese small investors look for way out of stocks

    BEIJING (AP) — Shares in big state companies soared Monday after promises of government action to halt a slide in Chinese stock prices but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their losses. The market benchmark closed up 2.4 percent but still was down 27 percent from its June 12 peak. That came after a group of 21...

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