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  • Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion

    Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion
    Zillow Inc. announced plans Monday to acquire Trulia Inc. in a $3.5 billion stock deal that will combine two behemoths in the online home purchase and rental search business. The companies said they will continue to operate as separate sites and...
  • Some Florida doctors decline to accept Obamacare

    MIAMI After being without health insurance for two years, Miranda Childe of Hallandale Beach, Fla., found a plan she could afford with financial aid from the government using the Affordable Care Act's exchange. Childe, 60, bought an HMO plan from Humana,...
  • Susan Tompor: Motor City ranks as a top spot for affordable used cars

    Everybody's got a list. So it probably should be no surprise that somebody is telling us that Detroit ranks No. 6 as a great place to find a deal on a used car. That's according to CarGurus.com, which not surprisingly is a car shopping and research...
  • Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

    WASHINGTON Smokeys BBQ in Fort Worth, Texas, needed to do something. The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven. The only thing left was to raise prices for its customers, the first...
  • GM ignition switch scandal unlikely to spur safety reforms

    GM ignition switch scandal unlikely to spur safety reforms
    General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra has made several trips to testify before Congress, most recently this month, about her company's defective ignition switches. The biggest headline-grabbing moment was her apology for the company's apparent 10-year...
  • Expert: Sexual harassment on transit underreported

    Experts: Sexual harassment on transit underreported
    Lexie Guccione, of Buena Park, said she was riding home on a Red Line train last month when she felt something unusual: A man brushed up against her wrist as she held her purse. The train was crowded, so Guccione thought the touch was unintentional&...
  • Manchester's Chef's Challenge Set For Aug. 24

    Manchester's Chef's Challenge Set For Aug. 24
    MANCHESTER — Manchester restaurants will battle for top honors in the local version of Chef's Challenge. Set for Aug. 24 at Cheney Hall from 2-5 p.m., the event "will provide the audience a thrilling competition similar to those you would see on...
  • Consumer spending, inventories seen lifting U.S. second-quarter GDP

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely rebounded in the second-quarter from a winter-induced slump at the start of the year and will probably continue to gather momentum through the rest of 2014. Gross domestic product likely grew at a 3.0...
  • Chicago City Council: Meddling with your gas tank

    Chicago City Council: Meddling with your gas tank
    The Chicago City Council has a long history of doing nefarious things to its citizens, but as far as we can tell, it has never tried to ruin your car’s engine. There’s a first for everything. A council committee is set to hold a hearing...
  • Health products like wristband monitors prompt privacy worries

    Health products like wristband monitors prompt privacy worries
    For the last year, Charlie Wynkoop has been tracking his exercise with a digital fitness device he wears on his wrist and syncs with his smartphone. "If you pass your goal, it plays some da-da! music to make you feel good about yourself," says the 56-...
  • Reckitt helps keep Britain's FTSE afloat after solid update

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's main equity index was little changed on Monday, helped by solid results from consumer-goods company Reckitt Benckiser and strong data about Chinese corporate profits. Concern about conflict in Ukraine and the Middle East...