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US stocks slip following mixed company earnings

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

Kangaroo Express stores to celebrate Hot Dog Day

Editor's Note: This story has been changed to correct the Wichita stores participating in the promotion.

Newell Rubbermaid to buy water bottle maker

Newell Rubbermaid said Monday that it plans to buy a maker of reusable water bottles and travel mugs for about $308 million as it seeks to expand into different product categories.

US companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q

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.

German supermarket tycoon Albrecht dead at 94

Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94.

Halliburton 2Q profit rises, boosts buyback

Halliburton Co. (HAL) said Monday that its second-quarter earnings rose 20 percent, and it raised its share buyback authorization to $6 billion.

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet.

Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring

Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce as part of a push to become more efficient while it fights a hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

Zillow, Trulia dominating online real estate listings

In the battle for online real estate listings, two services have emerged in recent years as the dominant residential websites, surpassing even the National Association of Realtors’ affiliated website and mobile service.

Payday loan case reveals brutal interest rates

Tiffany Kelker was stuck.

What you need to know about ‘grandparent scams’

When Linda and Ron Spence got a desperate phone call from someone who identified himself as their grandson, Michael, they didn’t think twice. He was in trouble. Of course they would help him.

RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

Ribbit Computers owner to start chain of fast casual Mediterranean restaurants

WICHITA — Alex Harb has good news and bad news, depending on your perspective.

Marty Johnson to return to radio with 'Mondays with Marty'

WICHITA — When Marty Johnson of Johnson's Garden Centers announced he was ending his radio show in early 2013, he said, "It's time to do something else, like ride my bike on Saturday mornings!"

Wichita area unemployment rate rises to 5.9 percent for June

The Wichita area’s unemployment rate rose in June, as the number of nonfarm jobs decreased from about 292,100 in May to 289,100, according to data on the state’s Department of Labor website.

It's sign-up time for Chamber's Exposure

Businesses that want to participate in Exposure – an event organized by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce – have until July 31 to sign up and get the chamber's early-bird rates.

Blast reported at Iowa ethanol plant owned by Flint Hills Resources

No injuries have been reported after an explosion at an ethanol plant in northwest Iowa.

US stocks mount strong rebound on company earnings

Investors jumped on a wave of strong corporate financial results Friday, propelling stocks higher for the third time in five days.

Unemployment rates fell in 22 US states in June

Unemployment rates dropped in 22 U.S. states last month and stayed the same in 14, as the nation at large posted a fifth straight month of solid hiring.

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