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  • US average rate on 30-year home loans rises to 4.08 percent

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week, reaching high levels for the year.

  • Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity. The blunder surfaced in a...

  • Recalls this week: Baby floats, snowmobiles, golf cars

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    A line of inflatable baby floats with a bad seam that can leak air are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalled consumer products include faulty snowmobiles and golf cars. Here's a more detailed look: INFLATABLE BABY FLOATS DETAILS: Otteroo inflatable baby...

  • 2Q mutual fund review: Momentum stalls

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Well, that was a disappointing ending. After years of nearly uninterrupted and strong returns, most mutual funds looked set to deliver another quarter of gains, albeit modest ones, for April through June. That is, it looked that way until the eve of the quarter's end,...

  • US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge. The figures released Thursday...

  • Job growth expands in professional services and health care

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Depending on the sector, June was either a great month for job growth or a lackluster one. Leading the way with 64,000 added jobs was professional services, which includes accountants, engineers and office temp workers. Also posting sizable gains were retail and...

  • 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock. The details of investments held by Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice...

  • Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a...

  • Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods Market is apologizing to its shoppers for incorrect pricing, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats. "Straight up, we made some mistakes," said co-CEO...

  • Unemployment rate for black Americans at 7-year low

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans made strides in the job market in June, with their unemployment rate reaching its lowest level in seven years. The black unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, the best showing since a 9.4 percent reading in June 2008. Despite the improvement, the...

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