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Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years
DETROIT (AP) -- In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks....

Fed is likely to delay 1st rate hike in 9 years a bit longer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows - just not likely yet....

China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes
BEIJING (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth....

Drugmaker GSK sees earnings growth returning in 2016
LONDON (AP) -- Britain-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has reported a drop in earnings in the first full quarter since its deal to swap some assets with Swiss rival Novartis....

Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor
NEW YORK (AP) -- It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years....

Altria sells more Marlboros, raises earnings outlook
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Altria's second-quarter profit climbed, benefiting from selling more cigarettes and raising prices....

Insurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb
Health insurer Anthem has bumped up its 2015 forecast again after earnings jumped more than 17 percent in its most recent quarter....

US strength helps Goodyear top expectations
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Wednesday reported a drop in second-quarter profit as a strong U.S. dollar cut into international sales, but the results beat Wall Street expectations....

MasterCard meets 2Q profit forecasts
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) -- MasterCard Inc. (MA) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $921 million....

Volkswagen Q2 earns slip on restructuring, troubled markets
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Automaker Volkswagen AG saw profits slip in the second quarter despite taking the global lead in sales over Toyota and GM....

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