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AP Top Business News at 12:14 p.m. EDT

Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?
WADING RIVER, N.Y. (AP) -- A green energy project has some environmentalists seeing red....

European grocery store giants complete $29 billion tie up
NEW YORK (AP) -- The owner of Stop & Shop and Giant and the parent company of Food Lion completed their $29 billion combination after receiving regulatory clearance by the Federal Trade Commission....

Trump, by Trump: Ivanka Trump's dress in the spotlight
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a moment the head of any fashion label hopes for: A presidential candidate's daughter wears the brand's dress as she introduces him to accept the nomination. The speaker was Ivanka Trump, the sleeveless studded sheath came from her own line, and the candidate she spoke about was her father....

Another creep higher sends S&P 500 to record high, again
NEW YORK (AP) -- Another day, another lazy drift higher for stocks and another record high....

The post-Ailes Fox News may have bigger problems
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Ailes built the Fox News Channel into a ratings juggernaut, one that successfully presented a conservative alternative to mainstream news and garnered a large new audience in the Age of Trump....

Boom times for big US airlines: $3.9 billion in 2Q profits
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Compared with their checkered track record, major airlines are enjoying boom times....

APNewsBreak: Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready
DETROIT (AP) -- Volkswagen's plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or performance, according to dealers who were briefed by executives on the matter....

Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion....

Series of attacks may lead mall owners to increase security
NEW YORK (AP) -- Attacks such as the one in a Munich shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald's Friday may lead mall owners to increase their security or even persuade global brands to focus expansion plans on the U.S. rather than Europe....

IMF chief Lagarde to stand trial in French arbitration deal
PARIS (AP) -- France's top court has ruled that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial in France over a 2008 arbitration ruling that handed 400 million euros to a politically-connected business magnate....

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Series off attacks may lead mall owners to increase security

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