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Orbitz ends dispute with American and US Airways
Orbitz says it reached an agreement that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its sites.
Stock market closes at record high
The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading.
Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon
U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.
Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo
The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.
Brazil's economy slips into a recession
Brazil's government says the country's gross domestic product contracted 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, sending the country's economy into a recession.
Dozens of planes grounded in German pilot strike
Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits.
Google building fleet of package-delivering drones
Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall
Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers are sending U.S. stocks lower for the first time this week.
No-pot city takes aim at Washington marijuana law
A judge on Friday is expected hear arguments over whether cities in Washington can ban marijuana businesses that are allowed under state law, in a case that could have big implications for Washington's experiment in legal weed.
Son of Tigers, Red Wings owner held on drug charge
Authorities in Detroit say that a son of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch was caught with cocaine after a traffic stop.
Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event
Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology.
A&F's shares tumble as teens turn elsewhere
The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.
Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.
Ukraine fears weigh on global stock markets
Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.
US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2
After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent, slightly faster than first estimated.
Germany readies volcano outbreak measures
Germany has put a specialized aircraft and a network of laser measuring stations on stand-by in case Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano erupts.
Santa Fe City Council votes to decriminalize pot
The Santa Fe City Council has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000
Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row.
US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office says the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent this year — hurt by a poor first-quarter performance.
Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars
Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.
Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red
The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.
Sales at gun maker Smith & Wesson down
Smith & Wesson is reporting lower sales for the most recent quarter due mostly to falling demand for rifles.
Scottish businesses: no case for independence
A group of 130 business leaders in Scotland have signed an open letter arguing that the case for independence from Britain has not been made.
Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules
The German government says it's proposing measures to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.
Time Warner Cable has widespread outages
Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
Publisher acquires Robin Williams biography
A New York Times cultural reporter who has written extensively about Robin Williams is working on a book about the late actor-comedian.
Another milestone: S&P 500 closes above 2,000
It was a big round-number day for the stock market.
AP survey: Fed's outlook correct, but not a solution
Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.
Lions announce name, sponsor of college bowl game
The Detroit Lions have announced a name and sponsor for its college bowl game.
Argentina says US-based BNY Mellon not welcome
The Argentine government says it is revoking the operating license of a U.S. bank that has played a central role in the dispute that recently pushed the country into default.
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