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  • Stocks off to a strong start ... Another strong month for hiring predicted ... Greece and creditors halt talks
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 3:32 am
    Global stocks are higher today as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadow worries about Greek debt. European stocks opened sharply higher. Most Asian stocks also were higher, but China's Shanghai Composite slumped 3.5. Futures show Wall Street is set for a tepid start. Dow and S&P 500 futures are up 0.1 percent. On Wall Street Wednesday, the S&P 500 rose 14 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,077. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 138 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,758. And the Nasdaq composite gained 26 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,013.
  • Sweden cuts key interest rate again citing Greek crisis
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 1:44 am
    Sweden's central bank has cut its key interest rate to a record low of minus 0.35 percent saying "events in Greece over the past few days have substantially increased the uncertainty."
  • Hewlett-Packard moves forward with plan to split in 2
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 3:52 pm
    Hewlett-Packard is moving forward with plans to split into two companies, filing paperwork to create a new entity that will sell commercial technology, while a separate spinoff will sell personal computers and printers.
  • CEOs of mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie get big raises
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 3:44 pm
    The CEOs of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting large raises, to about $4 million a year, as the government relaxes rules that were imposed on the companies after they suffered big losses and were bailed out.
  • Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions over fights
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 3:36 pm
    a former music industry promoter who also manages Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- and his actions on behalf of Premier Boxing Champions. The company has signed hundreds of fighters and has bought large amounts of time on national broadcast networks to showcase its fighters.
  • Business Highlights
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 3:08 pm
    The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.
  • Stocks climb...Greek official: Two sides are "very close"...Oil prices drop
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 2:49 pm
    Stocks are closing higher as investors hope that a deal can be struck on Greece's debt issues. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 138 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,757.The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,077. The Nasdaq composite climbed 26 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,013.
  • Consider the financial implications of lengthy auto loans
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 2:48 pm
    long after your six- or seven-year loan term ends? Financially speaking, that could be the best move, as you can benefit from the savings of not having to make a car payment for a few years after you've paid it off.
  • JBS USA to buy Cargill pork business for $1.45 billion
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 2:42 pm
    The U.S. subsidiary of a Brazilian-based international meat processor is buying the pork division of Cargill Inc.
  • Argentina recalls its financial crisis, advises Greece
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 2:20 pm
    As Argentines closely watch the financial turmoil in Greece recalling their own worst crisis 14 years ago, the architect of the South American country's recovery has a message for the European nation: Renegotiate your debt.
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 2:08 pm
  • Poll: Approval for Supreme Court health care decision
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 2:05 pm
    A new poll finds that most Americans approve of the recent Supreme Court decision preserving the health care law's subsidized insurance premiums for people in all 50 states.
  • Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA, Macy's dumps Trump
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 1:32 pm
    Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants.
  • Crude falls
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 12:29 pm
    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $2.51 -- closing at $56.96 a barrel.