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AP Exclusive: Expert calls for Calif. nuke plant closure

Map shows Diablo Canyon power plant and surrounding fault lines with details on how each fault can affect the power plant. Buy AP Photo Reprints LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear...
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Toyota’s most rugged Land Cruiser is back in Japan

Toyota Land Cruiser chief engineer Sadayoshi Koyari poses for photographers in front of the Land Cruiser 70 van during the Land Cruiser Motor Show at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to...
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German index slump increases talk of ECB action

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, right, and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speak during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher) Buy AP Photo...

Whisky’s worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

ISLAY, Scotland (AP) — Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid’s scent, then sipped. Slowly. It’s said that Scotch tastes of the place where it is made, so Reavey’s Bruichladdich Black Art single malt would offer a touch of...
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Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 22, 2009, file photo, a Tim Hortons coffee cup is seen in New York. The Canadian doughnut chain moved into 12 former Dunkin Donut locations earlier in the month, bringing new blood to the doughnut war in America’s most competitive...

Sales of U.S. new homes fall in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery. The Commerce Department said Monday that new-home sales fell 2.4 percent last month to a seasonally...
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S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

U.S. stocks reached another milestone as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index traded briefly above 2,000 points for the first time early Monday. Financial markets were up after central bankers signaled continued support for the economy.KEEPING SCORE: The Standard &...
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Gaza fighting rages on as new truce talks rumored

Palestinian relatives salvage belongings from the rubble of a three-story building belonging to the Abdul Hadi family damaged after an Israeli strike in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) Buy AP Photo Reprints GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip...