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  • New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design. Thursday's announcements come as technology companies prepare for the holiday shopping season. Smartwatches are another product...

  • Colorado Springs massage parlors busted in sting operation

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A sting operation conducted at two southeast Colorado Springs massage parlors led to the arrest of several people Tuesday, police said. Arworn Hamilton, Misook Sledge, and Sang White were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, pimping, prostitution, pandering and providing a...

  • Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally...

  • USDA launches new dairy insurance program

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept. 2 for a new program that replaces old subsidies. The program is a kind of insurance that pays farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed prices shrink to a certain...

  • Ukraine fears weigh on global stock markets

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth. Ukraine's president declared that Russian forces have entered his country and called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council. The Dow Jones industrial...

  • Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a...

  • Darden delays shareholder meeting

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Olive Garden's parent company Darden Restaurants said it is postponing its annual meeting to give shareholders enough time to review its proxy materials. Darden, which is based in Orlando, Florida, said the Securities and Exchange Commission is still reviewing its...

  • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to...

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring are likely to remain strong. Here are the states with the biggest decreases in applications. No state...

  • US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in April-June quarter, faster than first estimated

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in April-June quarter, faster than first estimated.

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