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US consumer spending edges up in June

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items.


Oil Slumps to Six-Month Low on Iran Supply Plan, China Slowdown

(Bloomberg) -- Oil fell to a six-month low in London as Iran vowed to boost production immediately after sanctions are lifted and manufacturing in China slowed.


U.S. Index Futures Little Changed After Consumer Spending Data

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, after data showed households kept spending in June, capping a stronger quarterly performance for the biggest part of the economy.


On the Agenda: Help for veterans, employers, marketers


Janssen Labs rebranded as JLABS


Qualcomm move to appease activist leaves bondholders frustrated


San Diego County had $1.6B in projects out to bid in 2Q


TJSL grad honored with state pro bono award


ParkerVision loses appeal in Qualcomm case


Gas-price drops gain momentum

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Raise the gasoline tax before it's too late

I recently discussed why Tesla’s latest announcement was big. The electric carmaker said it planned a modification that would give its autos the ability to accelerate faster than cars that cost two to three times more and keep up with those that cost 10 to 20 times more.

Brazil's new corruption crackdown isn't just P.R.

For anyone who thinks the vast corruption case engulfing Brazil will lead to just a wink and a nod, look again.

Jeb Bush can run as his party's grown-up

When Mike Huckabee accused President Barack Obama of forging a nuclear deal with Iran that would lead Jews to the "oven door," Jeb Bush made use of the moment.

Critics hate Benghazi film they haven't seen

Michael Bay’s "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” might not turn out to be the biggest film of 2016, but it could prove the most controversial.

The mystery ingredient for great economic growth

Almost nothing in economics is more important, or mysterious, than productivity. It means the amount of stuff -- goods, services, economic value -- produced for a given amount of input.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 30, 2015) -- Capt. Timothy Kuehhas, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), participates in a 5k run on the ship's flight deck. 

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 30, 2015) -- Capt. Timothy Kuehhas, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), participates in a 5k run on the ship's flight deck. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are en route to conduct a hull-swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) after serving seven years as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington in Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Mai

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George Chamberlin on the Markets

July 27, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin recaps last week's financial events and looks at the week's upcoming announcements.

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July 16, 2015 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Shelley Lyford, CEO of West Health, and Paul Downey, president and CEO of Serving Seniors, about participating in the Conference on Aging in Washington, D.C., and the various issues addressed.

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July 1, 2015 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Celia Lanning, region president for Wells Fargo, about how Wells Fargo helps communities through charitable efforts, small business lending, and how customer service is still key to Well Fargo's success.

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