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  • Bleisure Bits: Convention diversions in Big Sky, Montana
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 8:00 am
    The morning stretched ahead of me with my breakfast meeting finished and my lunch meeting hours away. So while the rest of the conference attendees headed for the next presentation, I played hooky to try hooking a trout on one of Montana's blue-ribbon streams that just happened to be across the roadway.
  • Scripps buys controlling share in Polish broadcaster
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 7:52 am
    The U.S. media company Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. has finalized an agreement for a controlling stake in Poland's largest commercial broadcaster, a 584-million-euro ($650 million) deal that comes as the U.S. company expands into Europe.
  • Stocks edge higher...Solid job gains...Factory orders down...Gulf states, BP settle over oil spill
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 7:40 am
    Stocks are modestly higher this morning as traders look over a mixed report on the job market. Among the big gainers this morning is BP. U.S.-listed shares of the oil company are up about 5 percent after it reached a settlement with five states over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And Health Net shares are up 13 percent, after Medicaid coverage provider Centene said it will pay about $6.3 billion to buy the insurer.
  • China's Evergrande Taobao team applies for stock listing
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 7:00 am
    Chinese soccer team Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao, owned by e-commerce giant Alibaba and one of the country's biggest property developers, could become the first club listed in Asia after applying to the Chinese stock market.
  • Spanish-language broadcaster Univision files for IPO
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 5:20 am
    Spanish-language broadcasting company Univision Holdings Inc. filed plans Thursday to launch an initial public offering of its stock.
  • 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.