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Associated Press
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of gasoline has dropped 7 cents over the past three weeks to $2.22 a gallon for regular grade....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show....
BEIJING (AP) -- Global finance officials promised Sunday to protect the world economy from the shockwaves of Britain's European Union referendum and to boost sluggish growth....
      
Wall Street Journal
Verizon is nearing a deal to buy Yahoo’s core internet businesses, an agreement that would end a tumultuous period for the beleaguered internet company.
Hershey Co.’s largest shareholder—a trust that oversees billions of dollars for a local, nonprofit school—has agreed to make significant governance changes that could affect the future of the chocolate company, according to people familiar with the matter.
Regulators won't look to slow the introduction of self-driving technology in the wake of a fatality connected to Tesla’s Autopilot technology, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated.
Energy companies continued to cut thousands of jobs during the second quarter, even though many chief executives are now voicing optimism that the oil market crash is ending and a rebound in drilling is afoot.
Salesforce.com Inc. Chief Executive Marc Benioff, who lost a bidding war for LinkedIn Corp. to Microsoft Corp., told the social networking company that he would have made a stronger bid had it continued talks with him after its call for final offers. The information appeared Friday in a LinkedIn regulatory filing.
      
CNNMoney
Ousted Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has told friends he's getting to work on an autobiography he has been mulling for years
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Two Uber drivers were arrested Saturday in separate incidents, once again highlighting the potential safety concerns of ride-sharing services.
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"Star Trek Beyond" brought in bold opening numbers for Paramount this weekend.
      
NY Times Business Headlines
It’s the end of the line for Yahoo as an independent company, once valued at $125 billion.
The billionaire entrepreneur is running a private rocket company, doubling down on alternative fuels and pressing on with Tesla after a series of accidents.
Current and former employees describe instances of sexual harassment and intimidation, suggesting that Roger Ailes’s exit may not be the end of the network’s woes.
After a secretive two-year development and production process and a fake marketing campaign for a nonexistent film called “The Woods,” a new “Blair Witch” sequel was unveiled.
Alphabet’s X research lab is still being asked to imagine the impossible. Only now, under pressure from investors, it has to imagine making money, too.
      
USA Today Business Headlines
These counties have the largest share of residents at least 85 years old.
     
 
 
Sony's new "Z Series" flagship aims to claim HDR supremacy.
     
 
 
Top finance ministers also reject trade protectionism.
     
 
 
Jobless rates in 7 of the top 10 most manufacturing-intensive towns are below the U.S rate.
     
 
 
Checking accounts aren't typically a trendy topic at backyard barbecues. But banks are building more buzz this summer by offering everything from $100 gift cards for NBA merchandise to $400 cash bonuses for opening new checking accounts. 
     
 
 
      
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