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Target Buys Tech Company to Help it Offer Same-Day Delivery

Target is buying a delivery logistics company to help it offer same-day delivery service to in-store shoppers. Software made by San Francisco-based Grand Junction connects retailers with about 700 delivery companies around the country that pick up items from distribution…

Nissan Recalls Over 50,000 Titan Trucks

Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 52,016 Titan pickup trucks because their rear seat belts might not adequately protect passengers. The recall affects the 2016-2016 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab pickups. Most of the vehicles are in…

US Consumer Credit Rose at Slower Pace in June

American consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in June, as the category that includes auto and student loans posted the smallest gain in a year. The Federal Reserve says overall consumer credit expanded by $12.4 billion in June,…

IT Firm Bringing 300 Jobs to Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey announced that Provalus, a company specializing in business technology service and support, plans to invest $6.5 million to open a center in Brewton staffed with 300 workers. Atlanta-based Optomi, one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech-staff firms, launched Provalus to…

U.S. Pending Home Sales Improved in June

Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in June, snapping a three-month decline in pending sales. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index rose 1.5 percent in June to 110.2. The gain still puts the…

Uber Plans to Issue its Own Credit Card with Barclays

Riding-sharing company Uber plans to launch its own credit card, partnering with the British bank Barclays. The card will be coming later this year, Barclays said last week. Uber would be the first of the riding-sharing companies to have a…

Paul Ryan says House Willing to Negotiate with Senate

Speaker Paul Ryan says the House is willing to negotiate a final health care bill with the Senate. Ryan's announcement Thursday evening is meant to ease doubts among Senate Republicans about voting for a minimal repeal bill. It's not clear…

VW and Regulators Agree on Fix for Cars in Cheating Scandal

Volkswagen and U.S. environmental regulators have agreed to a plan for the German automaker to fix most of the diesel cars involved in its emissions cheating scandal. The company says the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board…

Starbucks to Shutter all Teavana Stores as Sales Disappoint

Starbucks plans to shutter all its Teavana stores as it seeks to improve its financial performance. The company says it will close all 379 Teavana locations over the coming year. It acquired the mall-based stores in 2012. Starbucks CEO Kevin…

Trump Praises Senate for Taking Up Health Care

President Donald Trump is praising the Senate for moving forward on health care repeal. He says a vote Tuesday to take up the Republican health care bill "was a big step." Trump is speaking at a joint press conference with…

Delta Flight Delayed by Argument Between Pilot, Attendant

Delta Air Lines is apologizing after an argument between a pilot and a flight attendant delayed a flight from New York to Portland, Maine. A Delta spokesman said Tuesday that the crew members were replaced before the plane took off.…

Ford, Mazda to Fight Latest Takata Recall

Ford and Mazda are fighting an immediate recall of Takata air bag inflators. Earlier this month Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles from Ford, Nissan and Mazda to a recall that affects more than 40…

McDonald's Adds Big Mac Onesie, Sweatsuit to Delivery Items

With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald's describes the McDelivery Collection as…

Ready-to-Cook Meals from Amazon in Bid to Expand Groceries

Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They are currently…

Netflix Still Piling Up Viewers and Big Programming Bills

Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves. But the online video service has a long-term problem: its acclaimed programming line-up is costing far more money than what subscribers pay for it. That hasn't been a big…

Honda Recalls 1.2M Accords; Battery Sensors Can Catch Fire

Honda is recalling 1.2 million Accord midsize cars because a battery sensor can short out and potentially cause a fire. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2016 model years. Honda says it has four reports of engine compartment…

Tuition Increasing Slightly at Alabama Two-Year Colleges

Tuition is going up for students in Alabama's two-year college system. The Tuscaloosa News reports that trustees have approved a 1.4 percent tuition hike for the Alabama Community College System. The price of credit hour will increase $2 to $119…

US Consumer Credit Up $18.4 Billion in May, Most in 6 months

American consumers increased their borrowing in May at the fastest pace in six months, reflecting a sharp rebound in the category that includes credit cards. The Federal Reserve reports that total consumer borrowing rose by $18.4 billion in May, the…

Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to Wells Fargo Settlement

Wells Fargo has received preliminary approval to pay out $142 million to customers affected by the bank's sales practices scandal. A federal judge gave preliminary approval Saturday to the deal that would settle claims over fraudulent accounts going back to…

Federal Regulator Moves to Mostly Ban Arbitration Clauses

The federal financial consumer watchdog agency has moved to broadly ban the use of so-called arbitration clauses when groups of people want to file a class-action lawsuit against a bank or other financial company. Consumer advocates have been pushing for…

Amazon "Prime Day" Extended to 30 hours

Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 30 hours this year. Amazon will offer discounts and other deals in an effort to boost sales during the slower summer months. The deals are open only to members of Amazon's…

Trump Plans to Release Tax Overhaul in Early September

The White House plans to introduce its tax overhaul during the first two weeks of September, says Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's top economic aide. Cohn added that the administration wants to bring a finished tax bill to the House…

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