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Verizon will drop phone contracts, end discounted phones

August 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Verizon, the nation's largest wireless provider, will stop offering phones at discounted prices when customers sign two-year service contracts. more »»

Family settles lawsuit over runway death

August 8, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — The parents of a teenager who was killed when she was run over by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport have settled their lawsuit... more »»

Egypt unveils Suez Canal extension with pomp-filled ceremony

August 7, 2015 ISMAILIA, Egypt — In a defining moment of his young presidency, Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi presided Thursday over the unveiling of a major extension of the Suez Canal that he hailed as a historic... more »»

Oreo-maker latest ‘Big Food’ company targeted for shakeup

August 7, 2015 NEW YORK — The maker of Oreo cookies may again be the target for a shake-up as “Big Food” companies scramble to transform amid changing taste. more »»

Senate report urges government crackdown on airline fees

August 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — The government should crack down on airline fees for things like seat reservations, checked baggage and ticket changes or cancellations, which are often unfair or hidden from consumers,... more »»

Hotel trade group blasts proposed sale of Orbitz to Expedia

August 7, 2015 NEW YORK — The hotel industry is objecting to the acquisition of Orbitz by one-time rival Expedia, saying that it would lead to higher prices for vacationers and larger fees for hotel owners. more »»

Icahn takes 8.2-percent stake in Cheniere Energy

August 7, 2015 NEW YORK — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is taking an 8.2-percent stake in liquid natural gas company Cheniere Energy Inc., sending its shares higher in aftermarket trading. more »»

US trade gap widens 7 percent in June as imports jump

August 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit increased in June as solid consumer spending pulled in more imports, while the strong dollar restrained exports. more »»

Bipartisan investigation cites management flaws at IRS

August 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — Management flaws at the IRS contributed to a “dysfunctional culture” that allowed agents to mistreat conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status, according to... more »»

Will your boss match Netflix's paid leave?

August 6, 2015 Netflix stirred envy in sleep-deprived parents nationwide by saying it will give its employees up to a year of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child. more »»

Tesla's loss triples in 2Q, lowers delivery forecast

August 6, 2015 DETROIT — Tesla Motors' upcoming Model X SUV cast a long shadow over the company's second-quarter results. more »»

Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China concerns

August 5, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectation. more »»

'Avengers' helps Disney top 3Q expectations

August 5, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Disney's movie studio boosted company earnings once again, with the debut of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" proving the continued strength of the Marvel superhero brand. more »»

Netflix to make Asian debut on Sept. 2

August 5, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix will expand into Japan next month to give the Internet video service its first presence in Asia. more »»

US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

August 4, 2015 DETROIT — More Americans are buying cars that say “look at me. more »»

US manufacturing growth slows in July

August 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. factories were a little less busy last month. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index slipped to 52.7 last month from 53.5 in June. more »»

US consumer spending edges up in June

August 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items. Consumer spending edged up . more »»

Delta to ban shipment of hunting 'trophies'

August 4, 2015 NEW YORK — Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo... more »»

Oil prices slide on worries about global supply glut

August 4, 2015 The slump in oil prices deepened Monday, pulling down the price of U.S. crude to the lowest level in more than four months. more »»



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