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US stocks stabilize, helped by a pickup in hiring
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are stabilizing a day after a steep drop as investors were encouraged by the latest wave of hiring....

US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery....

US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June
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....

Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games....

GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers
As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls....

Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July
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....

Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem
DETROIT (AP) -- Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business....

Fiat shareholders vote in favor of Chrysler merger
TURIN, Italy (AP) -- Fiat shareholders have voted in favor of a merger with Chrysler that has been five years in the works and will shift the 115-year-old carmaker's center of gravity abroad....

P&G 4Q profit rises, benefits from lower expenses
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 38 percent, bolstered in part by lower expenses....

Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia....

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

GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

Ford's US sales up 10 percent in July

Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

Fiat shareholders vote in favor of Chrysler merger

Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally

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P&G 4Q profit rises, benefits from lower expenses

Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July