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Home Depot 2Q profit climbs 14 percent 


(AP) — Home Depot's fiscal second-quarter net income surged 14 percent thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season.

McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally

(AP) — McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants.

Q&A: How 1 US factory owner fought cheap imports 


(AP) — Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.

US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

(AP) — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.

Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July

(AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices.

US stocks gain; Dollar General jumps after bid 


(AP) — Corporate deal news gave the US stock market a lift on Monday as a bidding contest erupted for a discount retailer. Stocks also climbed amid reports of diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the conflict in Ukraine.

Government wants to make cars talk to each other 


(AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar 


(AP) — Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid.

McDonald's confronts its junk food image 


(AP) — At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.

Stocks overcome a midday tumble on Ukraine

(AP) — The stock market recovered from a midday swoon caused by the latest worries over Ukraine and ended little changed.