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  Shoppers, worried about jobs and the overall economy, pulled back on spending in June, resulting in tepid sales results for many retailers. The reports raise concerns about Americans' ability to spend during the back-to-school shopping season, which...

Retailers report tepid sales for June

Updated: 7/5/2012 11:46 AM

  The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of...

Report: Countrywide won influence with discount loans

Updated: 7/5/2012 10:18 AM

  Deerfield-based Walgreen Co., the largest U.S. drugstore chain, agreed to buy the owner of the USA Drug chain for about $438 million, gaining stores in southern states including Arkansas and Mississippi. Walgreen will purchase the stock of Stephen...

Walgreen agrees to acquire USA drug chain for about $438 million

Updated: 7/5/2012 12:02 PM

  The number of people seeking unemployment aid last week fell to its lowest level since mid-May, suggesting layoffs are easing and hiring could pick up. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped by...

U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 6-week low

Updated: 7/5/2012 08:56 AM

  The Bank of England has backed another 50 billion pounds ($78 billion) injection into the ailing British economy.Thursday's move by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee was widely-anticipated and raises the amount it is pumping into the...

Bank of England backs another stimulus

Updated: 7/5/2012 06:52 AM

  The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website.But tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday...

Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday

Updated: 7/6/2012 10:32 AM

  Jerry Seinfeld is going back on the road. The comedian announced Thursday that he'll debut the Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" on July 19. The interview show will feature Seinfeld's comedian friends as guests.

Jerry Seinfeld to debut Web series set in cars

Updated: 7/5/2012 12:45 PM

  NEW YORK — Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila aren't just newlyweds, they're also expecting. McConaughey's representative confirmed that his wife is pregnant with the couple's third child. Both the actor and his bride tweeted the news on...

Matthew McConaughey and new wife expecting

Updated: 7/5/2012 11:21 AM

  Stars are lining up for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game next week in Kansas City. Country singer Luke Bryan will sing the national anthem and country artist Kellie Pickler will perform "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch. Before...

Musical lineup for baseball's All-Star game

Updated: 7/5/2012 08:10 AM

  Claire Danes has some busy months ahead: Not only is her hit TV series "Homeland" returning for its second season in September, but she's pregnant as well. Danes' rep, Jodi Gottlieb, confirms the actress is expecting her first child with husband...

Reps confirm actress Claire Danes is pregnant

Updated: 7/5/2012 08:32 AM

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