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DATELINE (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower as banks slump along with bond yields and interest rates. Health insurers are trading lower after a Republican health care bill failed in the Senate. Streaming video company Netflix is surging after it gained more than 5 million subscribers in the second quarter, which is giving consumer-focused companies a boost.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler says it's voluntarily recalling 3 million diesel cars in Europe to improve their emissions performance. Daimler, which makes Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, says it is taking the step to reassure drivers and strengthen confidence in diesel technology. Diesels have been under a cloud since Daimler's competitor Volkswagen admitted equipping vehicles with illegal software that meant they passed emissions tests, but then exceeded limits in everyday driving.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says it has temporarily shut down a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia after the company says a "small number" of customers become ill. Chipotle says it's working with health authorities to pinpoint a cause, but that the reported symptoms are consistent with norovirus. Chipotle has been working to bounce back from a series of food scares that started with E. coli outbreak in the fall of 2015 and included a norovirus case in Boston. Its shares fell more than 5 percent today.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the Trump administration is pushing for increased exports of natural gas and other energy sources as its seeks U.S. "energy dominance" in the global market. Perry says he and President Donald Trump have offered a "comforting" message to energy companies looking to export liquefied natural gas, saying "If you meet the rules, here's your permit."
TORONTO (AP) — Sears Canada has been given court approval to begin liquidation sales Friday at 59 locations it plans to close. A Sears lawyer says the company wants to start sales of its merchandise, furniture, fixtures and equipment as soon as possible so it can maximize benefits for its stakeholders. The liquidation sales will only occur at the 59 stores that are set for closure and will run until Oct. 12.
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