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Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

Eclipse Glasses Frenzy-10

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun Monday as...


World

Correction: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe story

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about corruption allegations against the former head of Mexico’s state-run oil company Pemex, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said the Brazilian companies Odebrecht and Braskem were involved in paying bribes in...


World

Cities seek creative ways to prevent car or van attacks

Spain Attacks-2

PARIS (AP) — From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair. In response, ugly concrete blocks as well as more aesthetic deterrents are sprouting up in...


Business

California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

California Pesticide Rule Tightening

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton...


National

A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market. A day before, stocks had taken their biggest loss in three months. They opened lower after retailers Foot Locker and...


Business

Scientists warn fake eclipse glasses 'can literally cook your retina'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The order of 7,500 solar eclipse glasses arrived late last month. But before Peru State College could began distributing them to students, officials at the Nebraska school realized there was a problem: The glasses were fakes. Although the paper-framed eyewear appeared...


Business

11 US states added jobs in July

State Unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring increased in 11 U.S. states in July, while the unemployment rate tumbled to record lows in two states. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates were relatively stable in most states. They fell in 15 states and rose in 23, but many of the changes were...


Business

A sports rout on Wall Street

Sporting Goods Retailers-Earns Foot Locker

NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting goods retailers can’t shake their losing streak. Shares of stores that mostly sell sneakers and sporting gear plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales in the latest quarter. Both also offered gloomy outlooks for the rest...


Business

D.C. area's strong job gains prompt worries that they're not the right type

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Washington metropolitan area added 83,100 jobs in the one-year period ending in July - the strongest showing in more than a decade - even as unemployment increased in the District of Columbia proper, according to data reported Friday by the Bureau of Labor...


Business

Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 21,793.35 Low: 21,641.63 Close: 21,674.51 Change: —76.22 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2425.55 —4.46 NYSE Index: 11,699.82 —12.89 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6216.53 —5.38 NYSE MKT Composite: 2494.01 —12.88 Russell 2000 Index: 1357.59 —1.15 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


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