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Over 40 pct. of VW owners seek emissions cheating settlement
DETROIT (AP) -- About 210,000 owners of Volkswagens with 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests have registered to settle with the company under the terms of a June court agreement....

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks
NEW YORK (AP) -- The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states....

Foot Locker looks to play up the store experience
NEW YORK (AP) -- Start with the shoes but move on from there. That's the plan at Foot Locker Inc., long known for its sneakers, which is reorganizing its stores to further highlight top brands, designating areas to showcase trends, and adding more displays of full sports gear to encourage broader shopping....

US consumer spending posts slower growth in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American consumers boosted spending at a slower pace in July, while their incomes accelerated slightly....

Mondelez says it ended talks to buy Hershey
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions to buy The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global powerhouse selling some of the world's best known chocolates and snacks....

Court dismisses data speed reduction suit against AT&T
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by federal officials that claimed AT&T misled millions of smartphone customers with unlimited data plans who had their Internet speeds cut....

Last chance? Obama administration proposes health law fixes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In one of its last chances to tinker with the president's signature health care law, the Obama administration Monday proposed a series of fixes and adjustments for 2018, when the White House will have a new occupant....

Fox News calls Tantaros an 'opportunist' in lawsuit response
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel says Andrea Tantaros is not a "victim" but "an opportunist" in its response to the sexual-harassment lawsuit filed last week by the former Fox News host....

FAA forecast: 600,000 commercial drones within the year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate....

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen
The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues - and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly....

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