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Portland, Oregon, council OKs short-term rentals 


(AP) — The Portland, Oregon, City Council has voted to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.

Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

(AP) — Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

(AP) — After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

Stay of execution for border bill in Senate

(AP) — A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.Senators voted 63-33 Wednesday to advance the $3.5 billion emergency spending bill over a procedural hurdle.

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

(AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

Stocks close lower ahead of economic reports

(AP) — The stock market is ending with a modest loss as investors wait for a series of big economic reports later in the week.

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

(AP) — Think you're in control? Think again.

Audra McDonald helps 'Lady Day' turn a profit

(AP) — Audra McDonald has propelled her new Broadway show into profitability.

McDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer' 


(AP) — McDonald's says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a "joint employer" for workers in its franchisee-owned restaurants.

House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

(AP) — House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.