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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 u ...more

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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 eme ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Top of the first, one out. It's a Friday in July, the start of a holiday weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are hosting the Miami Marlins.Christian Yelich drives a 2-2 pitch from Jason Hammel to the second or third row in center field, ...more

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<table> <tr> <th>Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Aug. 2</th> </tr> </table>1906 — The "Hitless Wonder" Chicago White Sox began their AL record 19-game winning streak with a 3-0 win over Boston. The record would be t ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers' association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader.< ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's largest pet store chain has agreed to stop selling 47 species of birds and other animals native to Mexico, 18 of which are considered at risk or in danger of extinction.The Maskota store chain also has agreed with the ...more

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Industries Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $1.6 million in its second quarter.The Milwaukee-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 12 cents per sha ...more

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Industries Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $1.6 million in its second quarter.The Milwaukee-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 12 cents per sha ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca says residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.The proposed construction of 132 giant win ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government says health care facilities should stop using Hospira's Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking.The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's the first time it has warned ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying style-tip specialist Polyvore in its latest attempt to become a more fashionable place to advertise.Financial terms of the deal announced Friday aren't being disclosed, signaling the price of the acquisition ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSELinkedIn Corp., down $23.89 to $203.26The professional networking service's results topped expe ...more

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Bus service returned to near normal in the Salvadoran capital Friday after being paralyzed for four days due to a string of deadly gang attacks on drivers and warnings to others to abandon their routes.Heavily ar ...more

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HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by two this week to 874.Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday 664 rigs were seeking oil and 209 explored f ...more

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LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.There is currently no licen ...more

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All times are EasternMONDAY, Aug. 3WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department release ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — It hasn't been an easy week in social media, despite double-digit revenue growth from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Investors are looking beyond headline numbers and finding reasons to sell.Not even Facebook, with stronger-than ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leaders on ...more

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche confirmed Friday it is being investigated by anti-corruption prosecutors looking for evidence that drug companies offered doctors vacations and other incentives in exchange for prescribing c ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures mixed Friday early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for September delivery was 2.75 cents higher at $4.9925 a bushel; December corn was .25 cent lower at $3.8350 a bushel; December oats were 4 cents higher ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer sentiment slipped this month but remains at healthy levels, the University of Michigan said Friday.Michigan's index of consumer sentiment fell to 93.1 in July from 96.1 the previous month.Richard Curtin, ch ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.A document released Friday showed the committ ...more

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese analysts are warning that the country's feeble economy and overburdened welfare programs are at risk from a potentially massive return of emigrants who left in search of jobs during the eurozone's recent financial cri ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. profit dropped by half in the second quarter on sharply lower oil and gas prices around the world, but the company's oil and gas production, which has been generally declining in recent years, surged.The company ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — UPS will spend $1.8 billion to acquire Coyote Logistics as it maneuvers for a slice of the burgeoning freight brokerage business.Coyote has helped support UPS in the past during the busy holiday season, the last two of which have ...more

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