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Web sites can take some hassle out of car-buying

FILE – In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, a shopper checks out a Kia Optima at a Kia car dealership in Elmhurst, Ill. Auto Web sites _ once filled mostly with reviews and advice _ are getting more sophisticated, connecting potential buyers with dealers and offering instant...

US stocks drift toward a weekly loss; DuPont sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market drifted lower in light trading Friday, putting major indexes on track for their second weekly loss this month. Reports of sluggish economic growth have weighed on the market this week. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell...
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Steady job growth boosts US consumer confidence

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, a cashier hands a customer his change and receipt during a transaction at a Sears store, in Henderson, Nev. The University of Michigan issues its index of consumer sentiment for June, 2014 on Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP...
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More countries adding graphic warnings to smokes

New packs of cigarettes displaying pictorial health warnings are arranged on the counter by a shop attendant for photographers at a convenience store in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Tobacco companies on Tuesday largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to...
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Ukraine signs historic pact with EU despite Russia

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, center, poses with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, right, during an EU Summit in Brussels on Friday, June 27, 2014. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has...
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Nigeria girl among thousands of divorced children

In this Sunday, June 1, 2014 photo, Maimuna Abdullahi sits outside her school in Kaduna, Nigeria. Maimuna wore the scars of an abused woman anywhere: A swollen face, a starved body, and, barely a year after her wedding, a divorce. But for Maimuna, it all happened by the time she...
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Kerry: Syrian moderate rebels could help in Iraq

Syrian opposition leader President Ahmad al-Jarba, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wait prior to a meeting at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, June 27, 2014. Kerry also plans to meet King Abdullah in what’s expected to be a...

17 Indicted In NY International Drug Ring Case

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say 17 members of an international drug ring flooded parts of New York, Massachusetts and Ohio with several tons of a narcotic obtained from Yemen, Kenya and Ethiopia. They say the substance, known as khat (kaht), was shipped to the United States...

Ohio Father-son Duo Hope To Hitchhike East Coast

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man and his 19-year-old son are embarking on a hitchhiking trip to Florida and up the East Coast after completing a similar journey to California and back last year. The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1o6x70R) reports Michael Gibson and...

Bear Sighted In Southwest Ohio Neighborhood

MONTGOMERY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio wildlife officials are warning people to stay away from a wild bear that has been spotted this week in a suburban area of southwest Ohio. The young black bear was last seen wandering around a subdivision in the Cincinnati suburb of Montgomery. The...