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Government urges owners of old Hondas to get air bags fixed
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous....

Hershey stock soars after report of Mondelez takeover bid
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Hershey are soaring after a report that it could be taken over by Oreo maker Mondelez International, a combination that would bring together some of the world's best-known chocolate and cookie brands under one company....

Lions Gate to buy cable channel Starz in $4.4 billion deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Film and TV studio Lions Gate is buying cable channel operator Starz in a deal worth $4.4 billion....

Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson drops leadership bid
LONDON (AP) -- In a real-life political drama mixing Shakespearean tragedy with "House of Cards," Britain's victorious anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson saw his chances of leading his country evaporate Thursday after the defection of a key ally....

The Latest: Bank of England head 'can't protect from pain'
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local):...

APNewsBreak: To fight foreclosure, NYC buying mortgages
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City is taking a novel approach to addressing enduring pockets of the home foreclosure crisis by buying long-unpaid mortgages, with plans to help owners stay in their homes if possible or use the properties as affordable housing if not, officials say....

Moviegoers to Hollywood: It better be good
NEW YORK (AP) -- As Hollywood girds for a low-key Fourth of July box office weekend and watches its summer season dip 15 percent below last year's, an even more worrisome trend has taken shape: Moviegoers are growing pickier....

US stock indexes move higher in afternoon trading
Companies that make packaged foods and other consumer goods led U.S. stocks sharply higher in afternoon trading Thursday, extending a rally into a third day. Investors continued to drive U.S. bond prices higher, a sign that some traders remain cautious about the possible ramifications of Britain's vote to leave the European Union....

The Latest: Turkey's leaders open a bridge; condemn attacks
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest on attack on Istanbul airport (all times local):...

Appeals court nixes $7.25B credit card swipe fee settlement
NEW YORK (AP) -- An appeals court has rejected a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees....

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What is Mondelez? A look at the brands the cookie maker owns

Markets Right Now: US stocks post solid gains at midday

Hershey stock soars after report of Mondelez takeover bid

Average US 30-year mortgage falls to 3.48 percent

US stock indexes move higher in morning trading

Claims for unemployment aid rise but remain at low level

Italian bank UniCredit taps Mustier as CEO to boost profits

EU opens probe of global beer giant AB InBev

Eurozone inflation back above zero in June, but still low

German jobless rate edges below 6 percent in June