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US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion....

S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks fell for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years....

Concerts on Yahoo make best of industry struggles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sometimes the struggles of an industry can bring music to your ears. And your screens....

US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts
DETROIT (AP) -- Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July....

Rare summer relief for gasoline prices
NEW YORK (AP) -- The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer....

Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Moody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt....

US manufacturing expands again in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- US manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July in a good sign for the overall economy....

Berkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percent
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Warren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 41 percent jump in its second-quarter profit that was boosted by a paper gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year....

Procter & Gamble to slim down product lineup
NEW YORK (AP) -- Procter & Gamble is about to shrink....

Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games....

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