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Nielsen tries to quantify the Hulu, YouTube effect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:55am

Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate picture of how many people now watch broadcast networks by streaming them, rather than watching them on traditional TV.

The Latest: 13 dead migrants found on boat in Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:55am

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Jailed Volkswagen exec to plead guilty in US diesel scandal

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:51am

A German Volkswagen executive who has been in a Michigan jail for months plans to plead guilty in the company's U.S. emissions scandal, a court spokesman said Tuesday.

US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:51am

U.S. stock indexes returned to their winning ways Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index headed for a record after corporate profits continued to come in better than analysts expected. McDonald's and Caterpillar were among the big companies reporting healthier-than-forecast earnings.

Markets Right Now: Solid earnings drive US stocks higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:11am

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GM 2Q net earnings fall on loss from sale of European unit

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:41am

General Motors' second-quarter net profit fell more than 40 percent as the carmaker lost money on the sale of its European unit and took charges for restructuring in India and selling its business in South Africa.

California governor to extend climate change bill 10 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:32am

Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.

Greek bond issue marks milestone in recovery from bailout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:32am

Greece's first attempt to finance itself on bond markets since 2014 raised 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) Tuesday from investors attracted by a high rate of return, in an encouraging sign that the country will be able to smoothly exit its bailout era next year.

BMW to build electric Mini in Oxford despite looming Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:21am

Germany's BMW will make the electric version of its Mini compact cars at its factory in Oxford, England, a decision that comes at a time when automakers are scrutinizing investment plans due to Britain's impending departure from the European Union.

US consumer confidence rebounds

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:11am

U.S. consumers gained confidence this month, with more Americans pleased by current conditions and more hopeful about the future.

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Investor urges Barnes & Noble to seek a sale, shares jump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:08am

An activist investor has bought a "meaningful" stake in Barnes & Noble Inc. and is urging the bookseller to sell itself.

US home prices reach record high for 6th straight month

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:02am

U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, which may raise fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst.

21 sent to hospital after farm workers' bus, truck collide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:52am

A bus carrying tobacco farm workers has collided head-in with a pickup truck in Connecticut, sending 21 people to the hospital for evaluations.

With Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors finds shoes to match its bags

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:41am

In a bid to burnish its brand image, American bag and accessories maker Michael Kors is buying luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion (896 million pounds).

Sri Lanka Cabinet approves long-delayed port deal with China

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:36am

Sri Lanka's government approved a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in a $1.2 billion Chinese-built port to China on Tuesday, months after signing an initial framework agreement which drew public criticism and protests.

UK Brexit minister: progress made in talks on citizen rights

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:31am

Britain's Brexit minister said Tuesday that progress has been made in talks with the European Union on the rights of citizens living in each other's nations once the country leaves the bloc.

Wisconsin retail tech company offers to microchip its staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:29am

A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand.

Stronger demand boosts Caterpillar, 2017 outlook raised

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:18am

Caterpillar recorded a very strong second quarter with demand beginning to the rise after the company cut costs vigorously.

Global stocks mostly higher amid earnings reports

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:10am

Stock markets turned higher on Tuesday as investors monitored a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in U.S. politics kept most indexes trading within a narrow range.