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  • US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer....

  • Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Visa — both said that the...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Visa — both said that the second half of the...

  • Tyson Foods closing 3 plants in Iowa, NY, NM

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed. Tyson, the biggest U.S. meat processor, announced Friday the planned closures of the plants in...

  • Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con. Fans gathered Friday at the Capitol Gallery in downtown San Diego, where holographic versions of two characters from the film offered visitors a silent welcome...

  • Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Congress has passed a bill that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers. The law, which President Obama says he looks forward to signing, undoes a move by the Librarian of Congress in 2012....

  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ___ Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky. And the U.S. stock market's response? After dipping briefly on the bad news, it climbs higher. The...

  • UPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California UPS driver has been arrested after federal agents say he stole dozens of guns to sell them on the black market. Authorities say 36-year-old Curtis Hays, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested Friday. It's unclear whether he has an attorney...

  • Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is testing the waters on a possible lease sale in the Alaska Arctic. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Friday it is opening a 45-day comment period both to gather information on areas in the Beaufort Sea that have the most...

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