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  • Rare summer relief for gasoline prices

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer. August began with the lowest average gasoline price for this time of year since 2010. Just a few weeks ago, drivers were paying the highest gasoline July Fourth gasoline price in six years. The...

  • LinkedIn and Tesla are big market movers

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Bally Technologies Inc., up $17.53 to $77.70 The gambling equipment maker is being bought by rival Scientific Games Corp. in a deal worth $5.1...

  • Top selling vehicles in the US in July

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Automakers released July U.S. auto sales Friday. Here are the top selling vehicles, the number sold and the percent sales rose or fell compared with July 2013. Source: Autodata Corp.

  • US stocks have their worst week in two years

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is closing out its worst week in two years. Traders moved money into investments traditionally seen as having lower risk Friday, such as U.S. government bonds, gold and utility stocks. Energy stocks fell after Chevron reported weaker oil and gas...

  • Govt meets goal for small business contracts

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government has reached its annual goal of giving small businesses 23 percent of contracts for the first time in eight years. Small companies received 23.39 percent of federal contracts in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. The contracts were worth $83.1 billion....

  • Recalls this week: bicycles, aquarium heaters

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A line of bicycles with a faulty front wheel and light fixture lenses that can shatter are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include aquarium heaters and welding torch handles. Here's a more detailed look: BICYCLES DETAILS: 20-inch Avigo "Turn N Burn" youth...

  • US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July. Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. General Motors' sales were up 9 percent compared with last July, while Hyundai's rose 1.5 percent. Of major automakers, only Honda and Volkswagen saw...

  • Autos and construction fuel US job growth

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Automakers helped drive hiring in July. In a month when auto plants usually shut down to retool for next year's models, the sector added a solid 14,600 jobs, according to the government's employment report released Friday. That increase accounted for more than half...

  • US job gains are bypassing many 25-to-34 year-olds

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers have gone on a hiring spree this year, but America's 25- to-34-year-olds are hardly among the biggest beneficiaries. These workers — increasing equipped with college and advance degrees — represent the future of the U.S. economy. But overall hiring has...

  • Prosecutor: Peanut plant faked salmonella results

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak cut corners and sent fake lab results to customers, endangering consumers nationwide, federal prosecutors said Friday as they opened a rare case seeking criminal punishment for corporate workers over food...

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