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AP Top Business News At 2:34 a.m. EDT

GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers
As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls....

Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message....

Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia....

Asia stocks dip on Dow drop, China data cuts loss
HONG KONG (AP) -- Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy....

As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For millions of workers, happy days aren't quite here again....

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal sees US, Europe improving
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, says it swung to a profit in the second quarter on higher steel shipments and better margins, and it sees improving markets in the United States and Europe....

Congress votes final passage on highway bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections....

Obama order presses contractors to obey labor laws
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to Republicans, Obama said congressional obstinacy would only embolden him to take even more aggressive actions on his own....

WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program meant to benefit minority- and women-owned businesses....

In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again....

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