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Sensors, other devices can help prevent hot car deaths
DETROIT (AP) -- Hot cars are a danger to children, particularly in a sweltering summer like this one. There are some devices on the market - built into cars as well as child seats - that can help prevent kids from being left behind....

The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets
NEW YORK (AP) -- America has a debt problem, but it's not what you think....

US home sales fell in July amid inventory shortage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- US homebuyers pulled back in July, as sales declined amid a shortage of available properties and steadily rising prices....

Farm safety top priority with farm tourism on the rise
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- With the growth of agritourism and more people visiting local farms, Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating farmers about how to mitigate health risks for their new visitors....

China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy
BEIJING (AP) -- On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology....

Stocks edge lower as mining and materials companies slip
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, led by declines in mining and materials companies, giving back a modest increase from the day before. The declines were light but broad as the market continues a late-summer pattern of drifting between small gains and losses....

Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods
PARIS (AP) -- Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods....

Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed....

Measuring the fallout from a summer full of box-office flops
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hollywood's blockbuster machine frequently stalled and sputtered this summer, leaving behind a steady trail of misbegotten reboots, ill-conceived sequels and questionable remakes....

Indian submarine data leaked from French shipbuilder
PARIS (AP) -- Sensitive data on submarines designed for India's navy have leaked from a leading French shipbuilder with military customers around the world....

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