Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

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More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released…

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

China’s anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp…

Red Lobster tries acting like a fancier restaurant

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Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts…

Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

Facebook posted sharply higher earnings as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow…

Downing of Malaysian jet, Israel and Palestinian fighting upsets global economy

The shooting-down of a Malaysian Airline jet and the war between Israel and Palestine has added more volatile elements to global economy

Bay Area home sales slightly up in June

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Bay Area home sales were slightly up in June but remained below long-term levels…

Chinese economic growth rises to 7.5 percent

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China’s economic growth rose to 7.5 percent over a year earlier in the three months ended June 30…

WTO issues mixed ruling in US-China dispute

An appeals body of the World Trade Organization has decided it lacked enough information to uphold China’s objections…

Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

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The Dow Jones industrial average crossing 17,000 for the first time on Thursday…

Billions at risk as West Coast Port contract ends

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Contract covering nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers about to expire, worrying businesses about possible cargo disruptions….