• Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism'

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is challenging a group of roughly 450 like-minded conservative political donors to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism" - policies that in many cases help their businesses. Along with his brother David, Koch has long...

  • Company, FAA working on Gulfstream IV jet fail-safe problem

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even...

  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy:...

  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich says family worth between $9M and $22M

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of more than a dozen Republicans seeking the party's presidential nomination, reports that he and his family are worth between $9 million and $22 million. A personal financial disclosure report filed Friday offered the first detailed...

  • Government investigating Harman car radios after Fiat recall

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Harman car radios following a recent recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability. Hackers got into a Jeep Cherokee SUV through an electronic...

  • Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard. The recall covers certain Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2014 model years, mainly in the U.S. and Canada. Last week, more than 843,000 Dodge...

  • Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light. Bush, a leading Republican contender, knows the...

  • Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. A contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers represented by two unions expires at the end of Saturday....

  • Luxury Home Auctions Glance

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Sales of luxury homes through auctions have steadily climbed since the economy started recovering, giving sellers an option outside of the traditional list-and-wait method. A few things to know about selling or buying a luxury home via auction: THE PROCESS: Setting up an auction for...

  • Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    EDWARDS, Colo. (AP) — Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize. The Webers tried the traditional list-and-wait method of selling the 35-acre Elk Ridge Ranch...

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