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  • Ford raising prices on new F-150

    Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals. The F-150 goes on sale later this year.

  • Motorola Mobility’s old HQ gets a buyer

    Motorola Mobility’s 1.2 million-square-foot former headquarters in Libertyville has been sold for $9.5 million. Beco Management said it will spend $50 million to turn the five-building, 84-acre complex into Innovation Park, Chicago-Libertyville.

  • Stocks end little changed ahead of earnings rush

    U.S. stocks ended little changed Monday as traders wait for key economic and earnings reports later this week.

  • Lloyds bank settles with US, UK over market fixing

    Lloyds Banking Group says it will pay $400 million to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated benchmark interest rates.

    Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.

    Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

    Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company’s ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS.

    Aurora meat supplier pulls products in China

    OSI Group, an Aurora-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace. The company was thrust into the spotlight last week when a Chinese TV …

    Boeing CEO McNerney apologizes for saying employees were ‘cowering’

    SEATTLE — Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday for saying the aerospace giant’s employees were “cowering” during his tenure, a comment one union official called “a new low” in the company’s relationship with workers. McNerney made the remark during a Wednesday call with analysts …

    Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

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    Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.

    Ford fires engineer who planted recording devices

    A lawyer says a Ford Motor Co. engineer was fired after she placed listening devices in meeting rooms at its headquarters.

  • Molson Coors Brewing CEO to retire at year’s end

    Molson Coors Brewing Co. president and CEO Peter S. Swinburn is retiring at year’s end. He’ll be succeeded by Mark R. Hunter, who serves as CEO and president of Molson Coors Europe.

  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

  • Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June

    Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.

  • US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

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    U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas. The probe announced Friday covers about 394,000 midsize cars from the 2006 through 2008 model years.

    BSkyB to create multinational European TV network

    London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox a cash boost to potentially revive its attempt to buy Time Warner.