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US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

(AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.

Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

(AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday circulated legislation to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the U.S. border with Mexico.

Clippers CEO, Shelly Sterling expected to testify 


(AP) — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires in probate court over the proposed sale of the NBA team.

Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear 


In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

Ackman goes after Herbalife's nutrition clubs 


(AP) — Activist investor Bill Ackman fired his latest salvo at the weight loss and nutritional supplements company Herbalife on Tuesday, alleging that one of the business models used by its distributors is evidence that the company operates as an illegal pyramid scheme.

Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app 


(AP) — Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology.

US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

(AP) — As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession

(AP) — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.

McDonald's profit slips; US sales decline

(AP) — McDonald's Corp. said its profit slipped in the second quarter as sales in the U.S. continued to flag.

Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

(AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.