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New York Stock Exchange (AP)

Visa, Amazon Results Drag Down the Street

The U.S. stock market sank in early trading Friday on disappointing Visa and Amazon results. If the declines continue, the market would erase almost all of its gains from earlier in the week.

Business
Jim Denny's hemp plot ran afoul of his homeowners' association (AP)

Homeowners Associations Can Ban Legal Pot

Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations.

Diversity
Audrey Moscosa-Rodriguez won a new Toyota Prius at NCLR's annual conference (NCLR)

Hispanic Leader Goes the Extra Mile

Audrey Moscosa-Rodriguez, a mentor for junior high and high school students, received a new Toyota Prius for her outreach work while attending the National Council of La Raza's conference in L.A.

Auto Industry
General Motors assembly line (AP)

GM Profit Plunges 85 Percent on Recall Costs

Repairs for nearly 30 million cars and compensation for victims of small-car crashes chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter.

Rankings
HispanicBusiness 100

Introducing the Hispanic-Business 100

While the HispanicBusiness 500 index long proved to be a solid barometer of the Hispanic market in this country, tough economic times have pared the number of companies that qualify for the index. We now introduce the HispanicBusiness 100.

Technology
Social Security headquarters (AP)

Social Security IT Project Doesn't Work

Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims, but the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement.

Sports
Aaron Hernandez (AP)

Judge Denies Aaron Hernandez Bid for Dismissal

A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot player's home.

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Green Economy & Conservation
The cost of gasoline still poses a major hurdle to efforts to curb global warming (file photo)

Californians Favor Global Warming Rules, Unless Gas Goes Up

Californians continue to strongly support their state's efforts to reduce greenhouse gases -- until they find out it involves higher gasoline prices, according to a new environmental survey.







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