- US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories posted a modest gain in July, helped by the biggest rise in motor vehicles orders in a year and a solid gain in a category that tracks business investment plans.
- US markets open solidly higher a day after big plunge
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stock markets were recovering in early morning trading Wednesday after a sharp sell-off a day earlier. Still, investors remain on edge after a plunge in stocks Tuesday that was triggered by reports showing slowing growth in China.
- US productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.
- Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features
NEW YORK (AP) — Several of the top Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to hackers, according to new report from a cybersecurity firm.
- Survey: US businesses hired at steady pace in August
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added jobs at a steady pace last month, with construction and manufacturing showing solid gains, a private survey found.
- India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four.
- News Corp confirms return of Rebekah Brooks in top role
NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has confirmed that Rebekah Brooks is back the top spot in London more than a year after she was acquitted of charges in a hacking scandal that shocked the U.K.
- You think the stock market is crazy? Look at oil prices.
NEW YORK (AP) — Commodity markets are renowned for their booms and busts but the last four days in the crude oil market have even experienced traders wide-eyed.
- Report: Malware targeting Android smartphones on the rise
BERLIN (AP) — Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought.
- Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The president of Shell Oil Co. said exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.
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