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Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

(AP) — Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.

Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags

(AP) — Coca-Cola Co. reported quarterly sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as demand weakened for Diet Coke in North America.

Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups

(AP) — Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated.

Weak earnings, Ukraine tensions weigh on stocks

(AP) — Stocks are closing lower as U.S. companies turn in mixed quarterly results and as investors worry about tensions with Russia over the downed airliner in Ukraine.

Perry sending National Guard troops to border 


(AP) — Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally.

US says airlines add jobs for 6th straight month

(AP) — U.S. airlines have been adding jobs for six straight months, though the gains aren't big ones.

Hopkins to pay $190M after doc taped pelvic exams 


(AP) — Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to more than 8,000 women whose bodies may have been videotaped or photographed by a gynecologist using a pen-like camera during pelvic exams.

Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas 


(AP) — Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.

Verizon launches rewards program with tracking 


(AP) — Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

US companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q

(AP) — Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will continue this fall, according to a new survey by the National Association for Business Economics.