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Starbucks profit rises on stronger sales
Starbucks reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday as new food and drinks helped boost sales in the U.S.
Charles Schwab to add 1,200 jobs in Texas
Charles Schwab Corp. is getting nearly $6 million in incentives from Texas to open an El Paso operations center and increase its presence in Austin, creating more than 1,200 jobs.
More girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine
The government is reporting an increase in teen U.S. girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine — but it's not much of a bump.
Air Canada resumes flights to Tel Aviv
Air Canada is resuming flights to Tel Aviv after a two-day halt prompted by security concerns over rocket attacks near Israel's main airport.
Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons
If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on.
Massachusetts agencies to address problem gambling
State gambling regulators are set to sign an agreement with the state's health and human services agency to address problem gambling.
United 1st US airline to resume flights to Israel
United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.
US stocks open higher as investors gauge earnings
The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as several big companies across industries report second-quarter earnings.
JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins
President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.
American Airlines to pay first dividend since 1980
American Airlines says it will pay its first dividend since 1980.
Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure
The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.
New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires
Federal regulators are proposing to phase out thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil. It's the government's response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.
Senate discussion targets companies that move overseas
The Senate has advanced an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.
IMF cuts forecast for US economic growth in 2014
The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contraction in the first quarter.
US hedge fund files suit against Puerto Rico gov
The government of Puerto Rico is now facing a second lawsuit in response to a new law that would allow certain public corporations in the U.S. territory to restructure their debt if needed.
Lithuania to adopt euro currency in January
The European Union is giving Lithuania the green light to adopt the euro currency starting next year.
Lufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flights
Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns.
Air Canada joins US, European airlines; cancels flight to Israel
Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport.
Senate panel approves Vietnam nuclear agreement
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam, as Washington looks to expand its relationship with its former Southeast Asian foe.
Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app
Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology.
Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches
Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.
Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify
The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers is set to testify today at the Los Angeles trial to determine whether the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can go through.
First legal pot sold in Seattle headed for museum
The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle is headed to the Museum of History and Industry.
California firm issues nationwide fruit recall
A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.
Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar
Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from one of its hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
17 billionth barrel flows down Alaska pipeline
The trans-Alaska pipeline has moved its 17 billionth barrel of oil.
Natural gas falls to an 8-month low
Natural gas was falling to its lowest level in eight months following forecasts that nationwide summer temperatures are expected to be milder than normal.
NFL's top-selling jersey belongs to Manziel
Johnny Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland's depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL's top-selling jersey.
German supermarket tycoon Albrecht dead at 94
Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94.
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