• Scripps buys controlling share in Polish broadcaster

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. media company Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. has finalized an agreement for a controlling stake in Poland's largest commercial broadcaster, a 584-million-euro ($650 million) deal that comes as the U.S. company expands into Europe. Scripps Networks...

  • Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful. More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution...

  • IMF: Greece needs debt relief and 50 billion euros in new financing from October through 2018

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — IMF: Greece needs debt relief and 50 billion euros in new financing from October through 2018.

  • Philadelphia legalizes Airbnb-type rentals before pope visit

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has legalized and plans to tax Airbnb and other short-term rentals ahead of Pope Francis' visit in September and next year's Democratic National Convention. Airbnb says the city on Wednesday became the nation's largest to legalize rentals through...

  • US factory orders fell 1 percent in May

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in May by the largest amount in three months, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped for a second month. Factory orders declined 1 percent in May from April, when orders retreated 0.7 percent, the Commerce...

  • US factory orders drop 1 percent in May; demand in key investment category also down

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory orders drop 1 percent in May; demand in key investment category also down.

  • Newly independent, Energizer announces dividend and buyback

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after splitting the company in two, Energizer said it would issue a dividend and buy back up to 7.5 million shares. Energizer spun off its personal care division, a major provider of shaving and feminine care products, as well as sun care items. The St. Louis...

  • Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • Spanish-language broadcaster Univision files for IPO

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Spanish-language broadcasting company Univision Holdings Inc. filed plans Thursday to launch an initial public offering of its stock. The New York-based company said Thursday that it expects to raise up to $100 million in the offering. It did not say how many shares it...

  • Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 281,000

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the level of applications is still low and points to an improving job market. The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000. The four-week average, a less...

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