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The Galveston County Daily News : Business

August 1, 2014

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US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old economic recovery.

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US consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in June with income also up 0.4 percent
Posted: August 01, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in June with income also up 0.4 percent.

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US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June
Posted: August 01, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.

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Solid US hiring stretches into 6th month as employers add 209,000 jobs; rate rises to 6.2 pct.
Posted: August 01, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid US hiring stretches into 6th month as employers add 209,000 jobs; rate rises to 6.2 pct.

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Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem
Posted: August 01, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.

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P&G 4Q profit rises, benefits from lower expenses
Posted: August 01, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 38 percent, bolstered in part by lower expenses.

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Burger King 2Q profit rises 19 percent
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 8:01 am

MIAMI (AP) — Burger King Worldwide Inc. said its profit climbed by 19 percent in the second quarter as lower costs and growth overseas boosted results.

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Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally
Posted: August 01, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientific Games says it will pay about $3.3 billion to buy slot machine maker Bally Technologies in a cash deal that expands its casino management system portfolio.

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Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 8:01 am

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.

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