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Amazon goes on hiring spree as labor market tightens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:53am

Amazon has some job openings. Lots of them.

The Latest: Trump to announce Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:51am

The Latest on electronics giant Foxconn's plans to build manufacturing facilities in the United States (all times local):

Gains for AT&T and Boeing help lift US stocks higher

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

U.S. stocks continue to reach record highs in midday trading Wednesday. Boeing and AT&T rose sharply after posting strong second-quarter results. Gains for chipmakers helped technology companies move higher. Treasury yields took a modest step backward as the Federal Reserve prepares to wrap up a two-day meeting on interest rates, which most investors expect to be uneventful.

The Latest: Trump blasts Murkowski on health care vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:42am

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):

Judge dismisses discrimination suit against CNN, Turner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:36am

A federal judge has dismissed a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed by current and former black employees of Time Warner, owner of Turner networks including CNN, TNT and TBS.

Slack, Skype, Zoom: Remote work the norm even at small firms

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:28am

At more small businesses, any watercooler chat takes place in a messaging app. Staff meetings are held via Skype. There might not even be an office.

Weekend strike to shut Acropolis at height of tourist season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:10am

A two-day strike by Greek Culture Ministry employees protesting staff shortages will shut the Acropolis and other ancient sites and museums in Athens this weekend at the height of the tourist season.

Wisconsin governor: Trump plans 'major jobs announcement'

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:10am

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said President Donald Trump plans to make a "major jobs announcement for Wisconsin" on Wednesday amid speculation that electronics giant Foxconn will build a plant in the state.

Rick Perry duped by Russian duo impersonating Ukraine leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:10am

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine.

New-home sales improved modestly in June

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:01am

U.S. sales of new homes perked up slightly in June, a sign that more would-be buyers are seeking newly built properties.

Trump assails GOP senator who opposed health care bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:40am

President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed to make any sweeping changes in the statute.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:13am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US sales of new homes increased 0.8 percent in June, reflects a growing appetite for new construction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:10am

US sales of new homes increased 0.8 percent in June, reflects a growing appetite for new construction.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:10am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Romania: 28 treated in the hospital after violent storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:38am

Hospital staff in Romania say 28 people have received hospital treatment for bruises and broken bones following a violent storm that ripped down trees, damaged cars and electric lines.

Daimler stands by diesel despite growing controversy

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:21am

German automaker Daimler's profits barely rose and were short of market expectations as its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division boomed while earnings lagged at its truck, van and bus businesses.

Russian wanted in US caught in Greece for money laundering

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:16am

A Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through bitcoin transactions was ordered held in custody in Greece on Wednesday until a U.S. extradition request can be examined.

Tax break approved for Tyler Perry's plane outside Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:16am

A tax break worth nearly $2 million was recently approved for a plane owned by one of filmmaker Tyler Perry's companies in Georgia.

Coca-Cola's 2Q profit hurt by charge, but still tops Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:40am

Coca-Cola's profit tumbled in the second quarter, hampered in part by charges related to the refranchising of its North American business. But adjusted results still topped most expectations as higher pricing offset flat sales volume from a year ago.