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    Death in Australia likely is 18th due to Takata air bags

    An unidentified 58-year-old Australian man is likely the 18th death worldwide due to exploding Takata air bag inflators. Police in New South Wales say the man died in a July 13 crash in a Sydney suburb. He was hit in the neck by a metal fragment after air bags deployed in a crash. The man […]
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    General Electric and Chipotle fall while Capital One climbs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday: General Electric Co., down 78 cents to $25.91 The industrial company said it expects to only reach the low end of its annual profit forecast range. Capital One Financial Corp., up $6.93 to $87.94 The credit card issuer and bank posted a bigger […]
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    How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished barely lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks. On Friday: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.91 points to 2,472.54. The Dow […]
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    Wells Fargo ordered to reinstate whistleblower, pay $577,500

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo is being ordered to reinstate a branch manager it fired in 2011 after the employee tried to blow the whistle on the bank’s growing sales practices scandal. The Department of Labor on Friday also ordered Wells Fargo to pay $577,500 in back wages. Wells Fargo fired a California-based branch […]
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    US rig count decreases by 2 this week to 950

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 950. A year ago, just 462 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 764 rigs sought oil and 186 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- […]
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    Recalls this week: toys, off-highway vehicles, scarves

    More than 15,000 toys are being recalled this week because parts can break off and pose a choking hazard to infants. Other recalled consumer products include off-highway vehicles and scarves. Here’s a more detailed look: TOYS DETAILS: The Winkel Colorburst teething and activity toy. It has multi-color plastic tubing inserted into a plastic cube with […]
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    Police: Australian likely killed by Takata air bag inflator

    DETROIT (AP) — A man who died this month in a traffic crash near Sydney likely is the 18th person killed by a faulty Takata air bag inflator, Australian authorities said Friday. The 58-year-old man was struck in the neck by a small fragment and died at the scene of the July 13 crash in […]
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    Ford says it will fight latest Takata recall

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recall. Earlier this month, Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda. All have inflators with a drying agent that previously were thought to be safe. But the National […]
  • FILE - In this Thursday, May 30, 2013, file photo, a job seeker stops at a table offering resume critiques during a job fair held in Atlanta. On Friday, July 21, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for June. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) Money

    Jobless rates fall below 4 pct. in nearly half US states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states in June, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states, evidence that the job market is getting tighter across much of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 10 states and rose in only 2. Rates […]
  • FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange.  U.S. stocks are falling, Friday, July 21, 2017,  as General Electric stock drops after the company’s second-quarter report. Most other industries are also lower, including technology companies, which have soared during a 10-day winning streak.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Money

    US stocks dip with energy prices; European stocks sink

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished barely lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks. The price of U.S. crude oil fell 2.5 percent and pulled energy stocks lower. Technology […]