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    US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

    07/29/2014 11:03 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose to 90.9 in July from an upwardly revised 86.4 in June. The July reading is the highest since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession officially began. 
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    Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win
    07/29/2014 11:00 AM EDT - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner. The billionaire businessman told Fox News that's because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his. Trump spoke on the eve of Tuesday's deadline for prospective owners to submit initial bids for the National Football League Full Story

    US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas
    07/28/2014 10:59 AM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters. Full Story

    Stocks fall for a second day; Nasdaq slumps 1.4 percent
    07/08/2014 10:15 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- Investors unloaded stocks for a second straight day ahead of a slew of corporate earnings that will help them determine whether a recent run-up in the market is justified. The selling Tuesday follows record closes last week. The Dow Jones industrial average ended below 17,000, a level it topped Thursday for the first time in its 118-year history. Full Story

    Stocks slip, pulling Dow back near 17,000 to close the day
    07/07/2014 10:27 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- After pushing stocks to records last week, investors turned cautious on Monday ahead of a batch of corporate earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average ended almost 50 points lower after closing above 17,000 for the first time last week. Investors moved money into stocks traditionally thought of as safer than the broader market: utilities, telecommunication companies Full Story

    Stocks close at all-time highs as hiring surges
    07/02/2014 10:12 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- Stocks closed at their latest all-time highs Wednesday following news that business hiring surged in June, adding to evidence that the U.S. economy is picking up momentum. ADP, a payroll processer, said businesses added 281,000 jobs last month, up from 179,000 in the previous month. Full Story

    Stocks rise as surveys show stronger manufacturing
    07/01/2014 10:15 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- A better outlook for global manufacturing pushed the stock market to an all-time high on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed within two points of 17,000 for the first time after separate surveys showed that manufacturing expanded in China and the U.S., the world’s two biggest economies. Full Story

    Stocks end mixed; S&P closes near all-time high
    06/30/2014 10:07 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- The stock market got back on track in the second quarter. After a bumpy start to the year, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index resumed its upward climb in the March-June period. The index rose 4.7 percent, versus a 1.3 percent gain in the first three months of the year. As the weather improved this spring, investors received more encouraging news about hiring and Full Story

    Stocks notch tiny gains, but still end week lower on slow trading
    06/27/2014 11:36 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- Summertime settled into Wall Street on Friday as major stock indexes drifted slightly higher going into the weekend. The listless day of trading left the stock market with a tiny loss for the week, its second this month. A handful of corporate results drove trading in some big names. Full Story

    Stocks head lower on Wall Street
    06/26/2014 10:09 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- Banks and other financial firms tugged the stock market slightly lower Thursday as a mixed batch of economic reports and earnings results gave investors little reason to push the market up. Barclays sank following news that New York’s attorney general sued the British bank, claiming that it favored high-frequency traders over large institutions in its private-trading Full Story

    Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stop

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman who got a speeding ticket while on a recent vacation to Idaho wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop. Full Story
    Hearing set for Hollywood sex abuse lawyer change

    HONOLULU (AP) — A court hearing in Honolulu has been scheduled for lawyers who want out of a case accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse. Full Story