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  • Apple's fiscal 3Q earnings top analyst forecasts

    Updated: 1 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen. The latest evidence of Apple's mounting momentum emerged Tuesday with the release...

  • Senate panel approves Vietnam nuclear agreement

    Updated: 9 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam, as Washington looks to expand its relationship with its former Southeast Asian foe. The agreement would allow U.S. companies into Vietnam's...

  • Chipotle and Crocs are big market movers

    Updated: 12 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., up $69.84 to $659.77 The fast-food chain operator reported that strong sales drove its quarterly profit up 26 percent,...

  • US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

    Updated: 13 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected. "The news today is pretty good," said JJ...

  • Jeter, Bauer give Fox a strong week in TV ratings

    Updated: 18 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox can thank Derek Jeter and Jack Bauer for a strong week in the television ratings. Last week's telecast of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was seen by 11.3 million viewers and was the week's most popular live program. The game had a bigger audience than any of the...

  • Lawsuit expected after vote to ban tar sands oil

    Updated: 19 min ago

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With a potential lawsuit targeting a decision to ban tar sands oil in South Portland, the governor's energy chief said Tuesday that he hopes the state can eventually have a conversation about managing the flow of petroleum products rather than having it decided...

  • Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches

    Updated: 19 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders. Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says...

  • NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks

    Updated: 22 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years, saying a default would hurt "real people." U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan issued the order from the bench after describing why...

  • Nielsen's top television programs for July 14-20

    Updated: 24 min ago

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 14-20. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. Major League Baseball All-Star Game: National vs. American, Fox, 11.34 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 8.53 million. 3. "Extant," CBS, 7.96 million. 4....

  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Updated: 24 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water mistakenly published a message Monday...

  • Solid earnings drive more gains in US stocks

    Updated: 25 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher as more companies turn in solid earnings. Lockheed Martin rose 3 percent after the defense contractor's profit and revenue beat analysts' forecasts. Comcast rose 2 percent after reporting higher profit than the market was expecting. The giant...

  • Pa. auditor cites flaws in gas drilling regulation

    Updated: 30 min ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Strained by limited resources and the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, environmental regulators have failed to adequately monitor well safety or to provide clear and timely information to citizens, the state auditor general said Tuesday. Eugene...

  • Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias rules

    Updated: 30 min ago

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will comply with new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, but isn't saying whether it will formalize that wording in its corporate policies. President Barack Obama signed the executive order with the new...

  • Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

    Updated: 31 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state. Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance said...

  • Ackman goes after Herbalife's nutrition clubs

    Updated: 34 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Bill Ackman fired his latest salvo at the weight loss and nutritional supplements company Herbalife on Tuesday, alleging that one of the business models used by its distributors is evidence that the company operates as an illegal pyramid scheme. Ackman's...

  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

    Updated: 37 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday circulated legislation to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the U.S. border with Mexico. Struggling to deal with the issue before Congress'...

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Updated: 40 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don't necessarily mean another trip to the...

  • Missouri governor tours Iowa ethanol plant

    Updated: 43 min ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to Iowa to get a personal look at the latest methods in ethanol production. Nixon took the state plane Tuesday to tour a cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He was accompanied by the Missouri agriculture and economic...

  • Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

    Updated: 49 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology. Starting this month, the app, called "In a...

  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Updated: 49 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement. "Due to the...

  • Corn extends slump; grain price at four-year low

    Updated: 50 min ago

    The price of corn is falling further as a mix of sunshine, rain and moderate temperatures increases the likelihood of a record crop this year. Corn for delivery in September dropped 3.75 cents, or 1 percent, to $3.68 a bushel on Tuesday. The price of corn has slumped 30 percent since the end...

  • Ford says new F-150 can compete with rivals

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight. The company revealed details of the new truck Tuesday. The 2015 F-150 4x4 goes on sale this fall and is 732 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. Ford's base truck...

  • Regulators OK Emera investment in First Wind

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Using new guidance from the state supreme court, Maine utility regulators on Tuesday approved for a second time a deal that gave Canadian utility Emera a stake in First Wind, the state's largest wind developer. The court in March ordered the Maine Public Utilities...

  • Protect yourself from identity theft

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal...

  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CUTLER, Calif. (AP) — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any...



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