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Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval....

Key numbers in the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal
Some key numbers related to Volkswagen's admission that it programmed diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests:...

AB InBev increases cash offer for SABMiller
LONDON (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch InBev has increased its cash offer for SABMiller to 45 pounds ($58.98) per share after pressure from investors who had seen the value of the bid drop as the pound declined following Britain's vote to leave the European Union....

Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback
PRINEVILLE, Oregon (AP) -- It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation's top producer of ponderosa lumber....

Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy....

Energy company BP says 2Q earnings fell 45 percent
LONDON (AP) -- BP's second-quarter earnings fell 45 percent as lower oil prices hit the British energy company....

Fox News ousts 2 more executives
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four days after the ouster of Roger Ailes as Fox News chief, two more executives at the network have been axed....

South Korea's growth improves on better consumption
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's economic growth improved in the second quarter of the year, helped by stronger private spending and housing construction....

Seeking wider digital audience, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8B
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Facebook....

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Trade group raises 2016 sales growth forecast to 3.4 percent

South Korea's growth improves on better consumption

Energy company BP says 2Q earnings fell 45 percent

Hyundai Motor reports 10th straight quarterly profit drop

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury auction

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