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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (AP)

Why Investors Like Petit Stocks Over Small Ones

Stocks of smaller U.S. companies have dropped this year following warnings they've become too expensive, but investors continue to buy stocks of smaller companies based in Italy, South Korea and elsewhere.

Business
PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell (AP)

Target Taps Pepsi Exec as New CEO

Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the Minneapolis-based retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.

Auto Industry
Ford F-150 Tremor (Ford Motor)

Ford Tremor: Easy to Park, Hard to Pay For

Ford introduced its 2014 Tremor sport truck to generate buzz as the current F-150 pickup enters its last few months of production, and perhaps as a preemptive strike against the new midsize Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

Arts & Entertainment
Ariana Grande in concert (AP)

Ariana Grande, the New Princess of Pop

Ariana Grande is topping the charts with her addictive single "Problem," impressing critics with her vocal range and maintaining an image that her young Nickelodeon fans can vibe with.

Career News
Employers added 288,000 jobs in June, the fifth straight month of job gains above 200,000 (AP)

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise, but So Does Hiring

Employers added 288,000 jobs in June, the fifth straight month of job gains above 200,000. That's the first such stretch since 1999, during the height of the dot-com boom. ...continue

Politics
House Speaker John Boehner (file photo)

House Shelves Immigration Bill, Goes on Vacation

In the final days of the session, the House used its time to approve a measure to sue Obama for exceeding his executive powers by delaying implementation of parts of Obamacare that the GOP didn't want in the first place.

Technology
Sony delivered a surprise profit in the quarter (AP)

Sony Delivers 8-fold Jump in Profit

Sony reported a surprise jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.

Sports
Hulk Hogan in 2005 (public domain)

WWE Showing Off Its Muscles

WWE has hit 700,000 subscribers since the company home to Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and John Cena launched the WWE Network in February.

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