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WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to ki ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar.KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.1 percent at 25,154.62 ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that has reduced the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion.The percentage ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported.Twelve other miners were rescued from the privately own ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen ($9.4 billion), though exports were higher for the first time in three months.It was the 25th straight month of deficits for the world ...more

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A lucrative contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon has been reopened for bidding in a process that will bring changes affecting the millions of people who visit the landmark ea ...more

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Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering putting itself up for sale.The pet supply chain said that it will weigh "strategic alternatives" after a board review that included conversations with sharehold ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease.Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes e ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEHome Depot Inc., up $4.64 to $88.23The home improvement retailer reported a 14 percent jump in ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery rose 4.25 cents to $5.4675 a bushel; Dec corn was .75 cent higher at 3.7225 a bushel; Dec oats were .75 cent higher at $3.3975 a bushel; ...more