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Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia
Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia.
Judge orders end to Memphis Kellogg lockout
A judge has ordered the Kellogg Co. to put employees at its Memphis, Tennessee, cereal production facility back to work.
Software engineer commits $2M to Michigan State
A senior software engineer at Google Inc. has made a $2 million commitment to benefit the Michigan State University College of Engineering.
Lexus signs 2-year deal to sponsor Colorado race
Lexus has signed a two-year contract to sponsor the USA Pro Cycling Challenge as part of a move by the luxury automaker to get more involved with the sport on a global basis.
Target names Pepsi's Cornell as chairman, CEO
Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada.
Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors
President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money.
Homeowner who triumphed over Trump is moving on
She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."
Fitch Ratings keeps 'negative' rating for Conn.
A ratings agency has maintained Connecticut's bond rating as "negative," saying the state's budget relied on one-time fixes and the state's economic recovery is inadequate.
Argentina officials stage 11th-hour talks in NYC
Argentina's economy minister led a last-gasp effort Wednesday to strike a deal with U.S. creditors that would prevent the South American country from slipping into default.
Archer Daniels Midland settles EPA allegations
Federal regulators say Archer Daniels Midland Co. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act rules at oil storage facilities in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.
New suit claiming Chinese drywall destroyed homes
Lawyers for people who say defective Chinese drywall wrecked their homes have filed a new lawsuit against the manufacturers. It adds a new defendant — the Chinese commission that oversees 117 widespread companies including aerospace, nuclear power and electronics.
Fed makes sixth reduction in bond buying
The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it's offering no clearer hint of when it will start raising its benchmark short-term interest rate.
Alumni of Ohio college fight to help it survive
Alumni of the country's oldest historically black private university are committing money and other support to help the southwestern Ohio school fight to survive amid possible accreditation loss, financial deficits and low enrollment.
GOP blocks limits on firms moving jobs overseas
Republican senators have blocked a bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.
Passenger dies on flight to Phoenix from Honolulu
Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger died Wednesday on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu.
US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring
After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation
A London law firm is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania during layovers.
US: New sanctions on Russia could come soon
The White House says the United States could impose additional economic sanctions on Russia as soon as Tuesday.
McDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer'
McDonald's Corp. says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named as a "joint employer" for workers in its franchise-owned restaurants.
Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills, but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.
China investigates Microsoft in monopoly case
China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies.
US home price gains slow for 6th straight month
U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months, as home sales remain modest.
New York Times 2Q profit drops 54 percent
The New York Times Co. on Tuesday reported earnings that declined by 54 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectations.
US stocks inch higher ahead of economic reports
The stock market is edging higher in early trading ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.
New Mexico tax holiday starts Friday for shoppers
New Mexico's annual tax holiday is approaching and will provide shoppers with savings on school supplies, computers and some clothing and shoes.
Stocks end little changed ahead of earnings rush
U.S. stocks are ending little changed as traders wait for key economic and earnings reports later this week.
E-mails show cozy ties between PG&E, regulator
Newly released emails show top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at PG&E, as they simultaneously presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.
FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M
The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.
Cleveland opens school focusing on digital arts
A new school in Cleveland will use projects such as the creation of movies, video games and sound recordings to drive learning of traditional subjects while teaching students skills in the digital arts.
Amazon offers 3-D printed products
Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3-D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website.
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