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Stock market closes at record high

(AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading.

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years 


(AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.

US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August 


(AP) — U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups.

'99 Homes' brings US subprime crisis to Venice 


(AP) — Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material.

As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out? 


(AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks?

Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon

(AP) — U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters 


(AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design

(AP) — A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a plan for a so-called "poor door" for less-affluent residents of a Manhattan skyscraper.

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans 


(AP) — Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control.

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall 


U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs.