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  • Grand Cherokee: A grand, and long, ride

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The flagship of the Jeep line — the five-passenger Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle — is both a grand and high-mileage traveler for 2014. The roomy interior can be luxuriously appointed with stitched leather seats, panoramic sunroof, suede-like ceiling material and a Blu-Ray rear...

  • Fact sheet: Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4X4 BASE PRICE: $29,495 for Laredo 4X2; $31,095 for Laredo E 4X2; $31,495 for Laredo 4X4; $33,095 for Laredo E 4X4; $35,590 for Altitude 4X2; $36,495 for Limited 4X2; $37,590 for Altitude 4X4; $38,495 for Limited 4X4; $43,195 for Overland 4X2;...

  • Drop in e-cigarette sales hurts Lorillard profit

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Newport maker Lorillard Inc.'s profit fell 4.2 percent in the second quarter as sales of its market-leading Blu electronic cigarettes dropped and it sold fewer cigarettes. The nation's No. 3 tobacco company, which is being acquired by competitor Reynolds American...

  • Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services. Companies began stepping up their hiring pace in the spring....

  • A snapshot of small business hiring in 2014

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Surveys of small businesses show that they started stepping up their pace of hiring in spring. The surveys, by payroll provider ADP and software maker Intuit, count the number of new jobs at their small business customers.

  • An early rally fades on the US stock market

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are turning mostly lower in midday trading, erasing an early gain. Genworth Financial sank 12 percent and Goodyear Tire & Rubber fell 7 percent after turning in results that disappointed investors. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell five points, or 0.3...

  • How to fit a wind farm into your portfolio

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn't exactly vast. Energy companies are wrapping renewable energy projects and other power-related assets that generate steady cash into new companies they hope attract investors hunting...

  • Southern Co. 2Q profit more than doubles

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Southern Co. on Wednesday reported earnings that more than doubled in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Atlanta-based power company said profit after paying preferred dividends rose to $611 million, or 68 cents per share, from $297 million, or...

  • Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift cable can separate from the shift lever....

  • Revised data: US grew faster in 2nd half of 2013

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show. Revised data released Wednesday also suggest a possible factor behind the...

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