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Germany's Merkel: US trade deal 'absolutely' in EU interest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:31am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended a planned trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union as "absolutely in Europe's interest."

Watchdog: IMF response to European crisis "uneven"

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:20am

The International Monetary Fund was unprepared for the debt crisis that hit Europe and was slow to press for debt relief that might have eased Greece's economic pain and allowed it to pay its bills, an IMF watchdog says.

Chipotle says it plans to open burger restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:20am

Chipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:11am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Democratic donors rip Trump for failure to share tax returns

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:10am

The wealthy Democratic donors, many of whom run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that's why they can't stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump's refusal to release his.

US homeownership rate of 62.9 percent matches a 51-year low

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:40am

The proportion of U.S. households that own homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years — evidence that rising property prices, high rents and stagnant pay have made it hard for many to buy.

Egypt convicts top anti-corruption official of 'false news'

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:40am

An Egyptian court on Thursday convicted the country's former top anti-corruption official of "spreading false news" over a damning report he had issued, sentencing him to a year in prison that he must pay fines to avoid.

Secrets to choosing a good lease car

Philip Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:31am

and maximize — two little-understood aspects of leasing.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.48 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:31am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged higher for a second straight week, but remain near historically low levels.

Vegas airport passenger count up 5.6 percent so far in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:21am

Officials in Las Vegas are reporting another monthly increase in the number of people using McCarran International Airport in June, and say passenger traffic is up 5.6 percent for the first six months of 2016.

Standing Rock Sioux sues Corps over oil pipeline permits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:11am

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing federal regulators for approving permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline that will move oil from North Dakota to Illinois.

Debt-collection proposals: Fewer calls, easier to dispute

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:01am

Consumers could no longer receive multiple calls per day from debt collectors and would have more ability to dispute their bills under proposals released Thursday to overhaul the multibillion-dollar debt collection industry.

American Airlines plane lands safely despite engine flames

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:01am

An American Airlines aircraft landed safely at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport despite a dramatic discharge of flames from one of the engines.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:01am

Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Energy firm to decide on divisive UK nuclear power plant

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:31am

French energy company EDF is due to decide Thursday whether to go ahead with a major nuclear power plant project in southwest England that some consider too costly, including one board member who announced his resignation.

Railroads might have to let rivals serve their customers

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:30am

Freight railroads could soon be forced to allow competing railroads to serve some customers along their tracks if federal regulators approve a new rule.

British PM: Immigration control must be part of EU-UK deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:30am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says any future deal on cooperation between her country and the European Union has to take into account "a clear message" from the Brexit vote over immigration control.

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala to buy 20 percent of Investcorp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:30am

Abu Dhabi's government-backed Mubadala Development Company has agreed to buy a 20-percent stake in Bahraini investment firm Investcorp.

Founder of Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:20am

The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.

Initial Brexit shock is hurting UK _ but sparing eurozone

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:10am

For years, Britain bragged about its economic performance, contrasting it with the neighboring eurozone, which was struggling with a series of financial crises and stagnation.