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  • Sony and Yum Brands are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE 3D Systems Corp., down $5.94 to $50.13 The three-dimensional printing company reported a drop in quarterly profit and the results fell short of Wall Street expectations. Yum Brands Inc., down $3.60 to...

  • Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000

    She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person." The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long efforts by big-name developers like Trump to displace her Atlantic City boardinghouse is now 86 and, at last, has sold. The 29-room property Vera Coking and her...

  • Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it named PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell to the top spot, replacing Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan, who had been keeping the seat warm since May....

  • Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users. More than half of the requests came from the United States, as has been the case since Twitter began issuing its "transparency report" in 2012. Typically, the requests are...

  • US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The drop interrupted a prolonged advance in the market and erased its gains for July. It was only the second monthly loss for stocks this year, after...

  • 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.

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    Tricia Parish has joined Rocky Mountain Group as a land planner. Parish has more than 15 years of experience in urban planning and previously worked as a planner for the city of Colorado Springs and El Paso County. She has experience in sustainability, green building and renewable energy techniques.

  • FDA approves Boehringer's once-a-day inhaler drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new long-acting inhaler drug from Boehringer Ingelheim to treat people with chronic lung disease. The agency approved Striverdi Respimat for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which causes bronchitis and emphysema and affects about 24 million people in the U.S. The disease,...

  • Obama order presses contractors to obey labor laws

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to Republicans, Obama said congressional obstinacy...

  • Why investors prefer petit stocks over small ones

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small-cap stocks are getting the cold shoulder, unless they come with a nice accent. Stocks of smaller U.S. companies have dropped this year following a spate of warnings that they've become too expensive. But investors continue to buy stocks of smaller companies based in Italy, South Korea and elsewhere outside the United...

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