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Acosta Unveils Grilling 'Season' Insights Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

Acosta, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:31am

a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry — that reveals new findings about grilling 'season.' The findings released today from the forthcoming 12 th edition of The Why? Behind The Buy™ provide insight into the popularity of grilling as a year-round method of cooking, extending well beyond the Labor Day weekend.

US stocks edge lower; energy shares reverse a slide

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:31am

Stocks remained mostly lower in midday trading Monday, but a spike in oil prices helped energy shares reverse an early decline. Investors continue to focus on the Federal Reserve, which appears to remain on track to raise interest rates as soon as September.

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:51am

Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.

US stocks open modestly lower, led by energy sector

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:31am

Stocks moved lower in early trading Monday, as oil prices fell and investors reacted to signs that the Federal Reserve was still on pace to raise rates this month. It sets up another volatile week on Wall Street, which has been battered this month.

Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:11am

The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

SALADA Tea Launches New Line of USDA Certified Organic Herbal Teas

Salada, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:50am

Uplifting Cinnamon Mint, Refreshing Raspberry Hibiscus, and Calming Vanilla Chamomile, available at Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Tops Markets, Weis Markets, Wegmans and other major supermarkets throughout the Northeast and online nationally at

Huge blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5, wounds 3

Ciaran Giles and Alan Clendenning, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:40am

A huge explosion Monday at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed five people and seriously injured three others, police said.

Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:11am

The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending.

Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:52am

Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.

Toymaker sponsors anti-bullying effort in Pawtucket schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:21am

Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro is helping the city's school system tackle bullying.

Groups ask Kasich to end funds to Planned Parenthood

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:50am

Anti-abortion groups in Ohio have called on Gov. John Kasich to block Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, though federal health officials have warned other states that such a move could violate the law.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:40am

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

Ex-IBM executive is last finalist for U. Iowa presidency

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:50am

A corporate executive who says he helped turn around the IBM Corporation is the fourth finalist to be the next University of Iowa president.

Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:50am

Blue Bell ice cream is back.

Maersk to develop large North Sea gas find off Britain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:30am

Maersk Oil says it has permission from British authorities to develop a gas field off the British coast in the largest find in the North Sea in a decade.

UN climate negotiators work in Bonn on deal to fight warming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:30am

U.N. climate talks began anew Monday in Germany, three months before world governments are supposed to adopt a landmark deal to fight global warming.

Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:00am

Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China.

Economy boosts Portuguese government's re-election bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:10am

Economic news is continuing to give heart to Portugal's center-right government as it aims for re-election in October.

Eurozone inflation stable at low rate of 0.2 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:20am

Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows — another weak figure that may help push the European Central Bank toward doing more economic stimulus.