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    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. 
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    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

    US home sales shoot up to 6-year high in May
    06/25/2014 12:10 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- Sales of new U.S. homes rose in May to the highest level in six years, providing the strongest signal yet that housing is recovering from a recent slowdown. Full Story

    Stocks end lower as traders sell blue chips
    06/24/2014 10:26 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- The stock market had its biggest decline in two weeks Tuesday, led by a sell-off in blue-chip bank and energy stocks. Homebuilders rose after the government reported sales of new homes rose in May to the highest level in six years. The late-afternoon selling came during a relatively quiet week for Wall Street. Full Story

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    Giant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" was not an option. Full Story
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    Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a bonafide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Full Story
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    Batkid documentary in the works

    A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.