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Last Updated Jul 25, 2016 03:02PM

Washington • On again. Off again. On again? Anyone trying to peg the likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year has been subject to a topsy-turvy shift of expert opinion the past few months. And when the …

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  • Maryland Live casino sues MGM over high-roller lists
    Baltimore • A Maryland casino is suing MGM Resorts International over lists of high-rollers. The Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/2a8PAud ) that th...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Japanese Emperor Akihito, center left, and Empress Michiko, center right, arrive at Tokyo Station in Tokyo for their departure for the imperial villa in Nasu, northern Japan, Monday, July 25, 2016. Earlier this month Japan’s royal palace denied reports that Akihito intends to relinquish his title in the next few years and retire, but the news still raised questions about the possibility of a succession while the 82-year-old emperor is alive. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) ’Pokemon Go’ to be updated with trading capability
    San Diego • The head of the company behind “Pokemon Go” says more capabilities for the wildly popular smartphone game are coming, including the abilit...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 20, 2013, file photo, the web pages of Yahoo and Tumblr are displayed on a computer screen in New York. On Monday, July 25, 2016, Verizon formally announced that it is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. Nothing will change immediately to Yahoo email accounts and other services, but neither Yahoo nor Verizon said much about the once-venerable brand’s future once Verizon takes over. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) What Verizon’s acquisition means for Yahoo users
    New York • If you have a Yahoo email account or regularly visit services like Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports, you might be wondering what will happen ...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • The meaning of Starbucks’ new employee dress code
    Fedoras are a do, but bucket hats are a don’t. Colors such as charcoal, navy, brown and black are in - bright ones like red and yellow are out. Patter...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 02:15 pm   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - In this April 7, 2013, file photo, the Verizon studio booth at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports sourcing unnamed sources. The deal is expected to be announced formally on Monday, July 25, 2016, before markets open. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking the end of an era
    San Francisco • Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second ti...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 04:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Report: ‘Brexit’ move raises risks to US financial stability
    Washington • Britain’s decision to quit the European Union has elevated the risks to U.S. financial stability, though they remain moderate, U.S. Treas...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution
    Washington • The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be regulated. The...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this undated photo provided by Macy’s Inc., the department store’s new mobile tool is demonstrated. Macy’s is testing a new mobile tool that uses artificial intelligence to help customers navigate throughout the store. It comes as the nation’s largest department store chain tries to improve customer experience in the wake of sluggish sales and stiffer competition. (Tristan Fuge/Macy’s Inc. via AP) Macy’s tests artificial intelligence tool to improve customer service
    New York • Macy’s is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they’re in — like wher...
    Updated Jul 20 2016 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, a military veteran, right, talks with a  Career Source Broward veterans outreach representative about employment opportunities at a job fair in Pembroke Pines, Fla. On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) US weekly claims for jobless benefits hold steady
    Washington • The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, remaining at the lowest point since mid-April. The Labor D...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 08:00 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, April 14, 2015, file photo, Delta Air Lines passengers watch as a Delta plane taxis at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. Most airlines have dropped bereavement fares; funerals are just one more last-minute trip. Among the largest U.S. airlines, only Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines still offer so-called bereavement fares. Those tickets, however, come with a big caveat. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) Bereavement fares have disappeared on most U.S. airlines
    Airlines used to give discounts to passengers who were traveling to a relative’s funeral, but those days are just about gone. Now buying a ticket to a...
    Updated Jul 15 2016 02:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, July 7, 2016, photo, Georgette Blau, owner of On Location Tours, poses for photos at her office in New York. Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has many U.S. small and medium-sized companies in limbo because they do business in the U.K. or other countries nearby. On Location Tours in New York, which specializes in outings to places where TV shows like “Sex and the City” and “Gossip Girl” were shot, usually gets nearly a third of its business from Britons visiting the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Businesses try to keep calm amid uncertainty of Brexit vote
    Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is already taking a toll on some small U.S. businesses, with canceled tour bookings in New York and U.K. re...
    Updated Jul 15 2016 02:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, a model wears SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones at the Intel booth during the International CES in Las Vegas. Spotify says a “significant” number of its 30 million paying subscribers are charged $3 more per month because they sign up through Apple, which takes a cut of up to 30 percent. Spotify says it’s forced to raise the price on Apple sales because 70 percent of its revenue already goes to artists, recording labels and music publishers. Having to turn over another 30 percent to Apple would leave Spotify with nothing. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) You might be overpaying for streaming music
    Los Angeles • When Lauren Higgins tried to sign up for Spotify’s premium plan on her iPhone, she was irked that the music service asked for $13 a mont...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 04:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dana White, center, stands between Daniel Cormier, left, and Jon Jones during a UFC 200 mixed martial arts news conference, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Las Vegas. Cormier and Jones are scheduled to fight in a light heavyweight championship fight at UFC 200 on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Locher) UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion
    The UFC has been sold for approximately $4 billion to a group led by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG. UFC President Dana White confirmed the sale of t...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this July 1, 2016, photo, Philip Diehl holds a 1-ounce gold coin at his office in Austin, Texas. Safety is a big draw since the shocking British vote to leave the European Union, sending gold prices soaring. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Beware of scary Brexit headlines pushing you to buy gold
    If you thought the Brexit vote was scary, check out the full page newspaper ad that recently appeared in The New York Times recounting all the horrors...
    Updated Jul 13 2016 05:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift accepts the BMI Taylor Swift Award at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The singer-songwriter tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 million.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Taylor Swift tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebs
    There’s no “Blank Space” in Taylor Swift’s bank account. The singer-songwriter tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 ...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah beekeeper loses hive to mosquito repellant
    Ogden • A northern Utah beekeeper says dozens of his insects are dead after a mosquito-spraying truck drove through his Farr West neighborhood. Joe Be...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, May 19, 2016, photo, workers construct a building in Boston. On Friday, July 8, the U.S. government issues the June jobs report. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) June hiring surge of 287,000 suggests rebounding U.S. economy
    Washington • Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recove...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 06:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 6, 2013, file photo, pedestrians pass a Verizon Wireless store on Canal Street in New York. Verizon announced Wednesday, July 6, 2016, that the company is hiking prices on its cellphone plans, though the new rates come with changes that might actually save you money. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Verizon hikes prices, but new options could save you money
    Verizon is hiking prices on its cellphone plans, though the new rates come with changes that might actually save you money. If you do nothing, your pr...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Hogan objects to Gawker CEO’s bankruptcy shield
    Hulk Hogan, stymied by the bankruptcy filing of Gawker Media in the midst of a legal battle over a sex tape, is fighting back using the tools of Chapt...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Italian tax probe looking at Procter & Gamble?
    Procter & Gamble Co. is under investigation by Italian authorities looking into whether the world’s largest consumer-products maker routed revenue thr...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Bloomberg’s take on Fed officials’ June rate ideas
    Federal Reserve officials left interest rates on hold last month as heightened uncertainties about the U.S. labor market and financial stability threa...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Glitches afflict Etsy payments, merchants mad
    Etsy Inc. has had difficulty processing some transactions over the past five days due to a glitch in its third-party payments operator, leading to an ...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by General Motors shows the 2016 Cadillac Escalade. For 2016, Cadillac’s Escalade SUV finally interfaces easily with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and adds a vibrating seat function to alert drivers when they are wandering out of their lane. The newest features make the already plush and impressive Escalade a more modern road cruiser. (Richard Prince/Courtesy of General Motors via AP) Escalade adds communications, safety features
    Cadillac has added new communications and safety equipment to the outsized Escalade for 2016, making it the first version to integrate Apple CarPlay a...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Politics overshadows deals in Sun Valley
    The titans of media and technology are back in Sun Valley for their annual summit to plot the future of their industries. But it seems like world poli...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share