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Wal-Mart 2Q profit rises roughly 1 percent

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) on Thursday eked out a 0.6 percent profit increase in its fiscal second quarter. The results matched analysts’ expectations. The world’s largest retailer cut its annual profit outlook. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based...

Ohio Teen In Shooting Was In Trouble Before

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old central Ohio boy arrested in the fatal shooting this week of a 14-year-old girl has been in trouble before. Court records show the boy was accused three months ago of threatening another family in Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports...

Couple Sentenced For Stealing From Disabled Man

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman pleaded guilty to pretending to be disabled in order to befriend a developmentally disabled man and steal from him. Thirty-six-year-old Carol Hulett of Akron was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to...

Ohioan’s Death Unsolved 3 Years After She Vanished

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio woman’s family has retained a retired detective to look for answers about her death that elude them three years after her disappearance and more than a year after her skeletal remains were found in Indiana. Twenty-two-year-old art...

Ratings Change Eligibility For Ohio Scholarships

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Education says a recent recalculation of some school ratings changes the eligibility list for a program that provides vouchers for private schools to students at consistently underperforming public schools. The state revised some...

Indians Fall Short In Game 2 Of DH, Lose 1-0 In 12

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians were riding the wave of a walkoff victory into the second game of their doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, the momentum didn’t last. Cleveland’s offense was shut down completely in a 1-0 loss in 12 innings and the...

Germany’s economy losing momentum

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014, losing momentum after a robust first quarter which was helped by the mild winter. The Federal Statistics Office said Thursday the figure, which was adjusted for seasonal and...

French economy stagnates in 2nd quarter

PARIS (AP) — France’s economy stagnated in the second quarter, leaving President Francois Hollande increasingly desperate to fulfill his two-year-old pledge to get the country growing again. National statistics agench INSEE reported Thursday that the...
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Australian stocks lead Asia on healthy earnings

FILE – This July 15, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets remained on the back foot Monday, July 21, 2014, as tensions grew between Russia and the West over the downing of an airliner in eastern...
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Celine Dion cancels all shows, cites family health

FILE – In this March 15, 2011, file photo, Celine Dion answers questions during a news conference at Caesar’s Palace, in Las Vegas. Dion has cleared her calendar of all performances, saying she needs to focus on her health, her husband’s health and raising...