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AP News - Aug 21, 2014 1:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school.But don't fret. This season, stores are offering new services and apps to c ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 12:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.The deal calls ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 11:42 AM

DETROIT (AP) — When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board.The tiny Fit, redesigned for the 2015 model year, initially flunked the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap test, earning just a ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 11:04 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery was 4.25 cents higher at $5.5425 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.50 cents higher at $3.71 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.39 ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.The Conference Board said Thursday tha ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 10:48 AM

PARIS (AP) — The principle, beautiful in its simplicity, motivates players in open leagues everywhere, be they school kids or hardened pros: Play well enough through the season to finish top or near the top of the division and the end reward will be pr ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 10:18 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top fliers who defected to other carriers following a rocky merger wi ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 10:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate. ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 9:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,00 ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 9:31 AM

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping.The company, which operates Se ...more