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Creative types gather to tinker

‘Hackerspaces’ popping up to help turn ideas into reality

Subscriber onlyMESA, Ariz. -- Inside a nondescript, garagelike workshop nestled among restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. Continue reading...

Google aims for a dogfight in drone war

Firm, Amazon developing craft to deliver goods fast

Subscriber onlyGoogle Inc. is taking its rivalry against Amazon.com Inc. to the skies. Continue reading...

Mustang sallying forth in 2015

Ford to offer 6th generation of muscle car in 120 countries

Subscriber onlyFord Motor Co. is now making the sixth generation of its 50-year-old Mustang sports car at a Michigan plant and expects to export the latest model to more than 120 countries. Continue reading...

'Subscription' retailers deliver surprises

Subscriber onlyAnnie Lakatos is a mom, wife, nurse practitioner and unapologetic nonshopper. Continue reading...

Tribe's casino plan rattles island

Quest on quaint Martha’s Vineyard draws flak, lawsuit

Subscriber onlyBright clay cliffs and a red-brick lighthouse draw visitors to a scenic overlook on the western tip of Martha's Vineyard. Continue reading...

Consumer spending down by 0.1%

Subscriber onlyConsumer spending in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in July for the first time in six months, a sign households are lagging behind as wages fail to accelerate. Continue reading...

20 years for man in fraud scheme

Mastermind stole millions globally

Subscriber onlyThe man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud schemes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. Continue reading...

Tobacco deal draws more FTC scrutiny

Reynolds, Lorillard vow cooperation

Subscriber onlyRegulators have asked for additional information from Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc., the U.S. tobacco companies that agreed last month to a $25 billion merger. Continue reading...

Stocks close August on high note

Subscriber onlyThe Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyMcDonald's: Russia to check 100 stores MOSCOW -- McDonald's said Russia's consumer-safety regulator is inspecting more than 100 of its restaurants after the world's largest fast-food chain by revenue was forced to close 12 locations in the country. Continue reading...

Updating lifts GDP's rise to 4.2%

Subscriber onlyThe economy in the U.S. expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, propelled by the biggest gain in business investment in more than two years. Continue reading...

Jobless-aid claims drop by 1,000

Falloff in benefit-seekers seen as ‘strong’ indicator on hiring

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. Continue reading...

CEO's return, deal end supermarket-chain rift

Subscriber onlyTEWKSBURY, Mass. -- Hours after reaching an agreement to buy the company, the restored chief of New England's Market Basket supermarket chain celebrated with workers in a rally at headquarters Thursday, saying he loved them and appreciated their efforts in helping him regain control. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyProfit falls for Wal-Mart unit in S. Africa Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyDairy farms offered safety net on prices Continue reading...

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