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  • Stocks little changed, on track for weekly loss

    Stocks were little changed Friday as investors assessed corporate news. The stock market is headed for its biggest weekly loss since April after ending the previous week at a record high.

  • Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

    Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly.

  • Economists downgrade forecasts for US growth

    U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter.

  • Whirlpool buys big stake in Italy’s Indesit

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    Whirlpool will pay more than $1 billion for a controlling stake in Indesit, the appliance maker’s counterpart in Italy.

    Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks

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    Cigarette makers Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. on Friday said they are in talks of a possible merger that would combine two of the nation’s biggest tobacco companies.

    Ford plans $1 million Alan Mulally scholarship

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    Ford Motor Co. is planning a $1 million scholarship program named in honor of former CEO Alan Mulally. The program will provide financial help to students pursuing degrees in automotive engineering.

  • Apple wins EU court case on store design trademark

    The European Union’s highest court says Apple’s characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.

  • LaPorte factory to close, ending 120 jobs

    The ATI Casting Service plant in LaPorte is shutting down after efforts to sell the metal casting factory were unsuccessful. The plant once employed more than 550 workers.

  • Harley-Davidson recalls 66,421 motorcycles

    Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.

    Fed: Bond buying program will end in October

    Federal Reserve officials had differing views in June on the best way to signal to financial markets when they might raise a key short-term interest rate. They were in broad agreement, however, that their monthly bond buying program will end in October.

    Ford expects to return to profit in Europe in 2015

    Ford Motor Co. says it remains on track to make a profit in Europe next year despite the fragile economy. It hasn’t earned a pretax profit in Europe since 2010.

    Mariano’s announces it will build store on former U.S. Steel site

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    Mariano’s Fresh Markets announced Wednesday afternoon it will build a new grocery store on the northeast corner of 87th Street and South Lake Shore Drive on the former U.S. Steel Works factory site — not far from a parcel in the same development being pitched …

    China says it’s up to US to drive global economy

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    China’s finance minister Lou Jiwei said Wednesday the country is not planning any new stimulus measures and it is up to the United States to drive the global economy.

    US students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

    The United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, according to an international study released Wednesday.

    Foreign carmakers post gains in China

    General Motors, Ford and Nissan posted sizable sales gains in China as domestic brands fell further behind in the world’s biggest auto market, an industry group says.