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AP News - 5 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that ...more

AP News - 6 hours ago

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed.Tyson, the biggest U.S. meat processor, announced Friday th ...more

AP News - 7 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEVisa Inc., down $7.97 to $214.77The payments processor reported better-than-expected quarterly ...more

AP News - 7 hours ago

Gold prices settled higher Friday as unrest in Ukraine and the Middle East draws traders into their hiding spots.Gold for August delivery rose $12.50, or 1 percent, to settle at $1,303.30 an ounce. Silver for September added 22 cents, or 1.1 per ...more

AP News - 8 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mosly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Sept delivery was 9.25 cents higher at $5.38 a bushel; Sept corn was 1.50 cents higher at 3.63 a bushel; Dec oats were 6.50 cents higher at $3.325 a bu ...more

AP News - 8 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — They're hot, yet many investors have no idea what they do.These mutual funds go by a few names, and it doesn't help that some are inscrutable like "liquid alts," but they generally fall under an umbrella known as alternative mutu ...more

AP News - 9 hours ago

FRIDAY, Aug. 1WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 1 ...more

AP News - 11 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets turned lower on Friday after weak earnings from Visa and Amazon and as European countries planned a range of sanctions against some Russian businesses.Shares in Amazon slid 11 percent after the company posted a ...more

AP News - 12 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Sept delivery gained 3.5 cents to $5.3225 a bushel; Sept corn was 3.75 cents lower at $3.5775 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.26 a bu ...more

AP News - 13 hours ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A vintage rail company that transports hundreds of thousands of tourists a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush was expected to resume operations Friday, two days after a derailment left 23 people with minor ...more