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  • In Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting Cuba embargo
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 12:36 am
    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday will call on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962.
  • Swiss central bank reports hefty 2nd-quarter loss
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 11:44 pm
    Switzerland's central bank is reporting a hefty loss for the second consecutive quarter after its decision to drop a cap on the franc's value against the euro sent the national currency soaring higher.
  • Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 7:52 pm
    A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path.
  • Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 7:36 pm
    Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download.
  • Stocks flat... Oil prices slide ... Amgen profit up
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 6:56 pm
    Stocks are mostly flat today. Investors have been focusing on a rush of company earnings reports and the results have been mixed. The S&P 500 rose a fraction to 2,108. The Nasdaq gained 17 points, or 0.3 percent, to end at 5,128. The Dow Jones industrial average gave up five points, less than 0.1 percent, to 17,745.
  • Hollywood's Relativity files for bankruptcy with $681M owing
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 6:44 pm
    Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday.
  • Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 4:28 pm
    Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.
  • Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 4:20 pm
    Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home.
  • Amgen hikes 2015 forecast after 2Q increase in profit, sales
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 3:56 pm
    Amgen Inc. shares jumped in extended trading after the maker of osteoporosis drug Prolia easily beat Wall Street's second-quarter profit expectations and hiked its 2015 financial forecast.
  • LinkedIn 2Q caps rough week for social media stocks
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 3:44 pm
    It hasn't been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp.
  • Business Highlights
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 3:09 pm
    The U.S. economy isn't moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year.
  • Defendants in fatal hayride crash in Maine plead not guilty
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 3:04 pm
    All three defendants in a Halloween-themed hayride crash that killed a teenager and injured more than a dozen other passengers pleaded not guilty Thursday in their first court appearance.
  • Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 2:36 pm
    The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine.
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 1:37 pm