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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....
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Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply....
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Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's top companies lost billions in market value in a matter of minutes on Monday, when the stock exchange plunged upon reopening after a five-week closure and investors worried over a dramatic new drop in the economy....
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US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

DETROIT (AP) -- American drivers want to get noticed again....
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Alpha Natural files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power sector brought on by cheap natural gas prices and pollution regulations....
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AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount

NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV 10 days ago....
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Sears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estate

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesake stores. It's at least the 10th straight quarter that the metric has declined....
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US stocks edge lower as energy sector slumps

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday, led by a slumping energy sector as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods dropped after cutting its earnings outlook for the year....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Should federal and state prisoners have access to Pell Grants to further their education while incarcerated? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
No:
84%
Yes:
16%
Total Votes: 4,274

Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with President Obama, that if the Constitution would allow for it that he would be elected for a third term as president of the United States?

NO:
84%
Yes:
16%
Total Votes: 11,014