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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A World Cup hospitality company director has been declared a fugitive by Brazilian police investigating a ticket scalping scheme.Police have told The Associated Press the probe is set to expand to include FIFA and domestic ...more

AP News - 7 hours ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Once the World Cup and its traveling circus leaves town, four gleaming stadiums that cost $1.6 billion and hosted massive crowds will echo noisily as their owners struggle to find a use for them or even partially fill them. ...more

AP News - 7 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon says it added more than 1.4 million long-term wireless subscribers in the second quarter, with strong gains in both smartphones and tablets.Verizon Communications Inc. CEO Lowell McAdam said Thursday that the company's wi ...more

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Renewed concerns over the stability of European banks sent gold prices up Thursday.News that one of Portugal's biggest financial firms missed a debt payment hit stock markets in Europe, raising worries about the region's banks. Traders shifted m ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's already testy relationship with Iraq's Kurdish minority further frayed Thursday, as the Kurds declared their politicians will boycott Cabinet meetings and authorities in Baghdad suspended all cargo flight ...more

AP News - 8 hours ago

The price of oil bounced back late Thursday and rose for the first time in two weeks.Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery gained 64 cents to $102.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil ...more

AP News - 8 hours ago

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mike Helton has seen Talladega Superspeedway's capacity expand in boom times and shrink along with the crowds at one of NASCAR's signature tracks, moving in tandem with the sport's ebbs and flows.The speedway cut its seat ...more

AP News - 9 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter heads to his final All-Star game as the baseball player with the best-selling jersey.Major League Baseball said Thursday that Jeter's jersey has been the top seller on MLB.com since opening day.San Francisco ca ...more

AP News - 13 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Sept delivery was unchanged at $5.5125 a bushel; Sept corn was 3 cents lower at $3.8825 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.2975 a bush ...more

AP News - 13 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages edged up slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average rate for a 30-year loan rose to 4.15 percent from 4. ...more