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Gasoline prices have gone down after a surge earlier in the summer (AP)

Motorists Get Rare Summer Break on Gas Prices

August opened with the lowest average gasoline price for this time of year since 2010, but July Fourth gasoline price were the highest in in six years. Why is that?

Business
Citibank (file photo)

Citi Says SEC Has Closed Mortgage Probe

Citigroup says it's been told by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the agency has completed its investigation of the bank's conduct regarding mortgage bonds and won't bring further enforcement action.

Diversity
Lorie Valle-Yañez, chief diversity officer at MassMutual (MassMutual)

MassMutual Teams Up With ALPFA

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. and ALPFA will provide financial education and career guidance at ALPFA's 2014 convention this weekend.

Auto Industry
U.S. auto sales in July were up for Ford, Chrysler, GM, Toyota and Nissan (AP)

Discounts Help U.S. Auto Sales Sizzle in July

Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all saw double-digit sales gains and General Motors' sales were up 9 percent over last July. Honda and Volkswagen saw declines.

Arts & Entertainment
Zoe Saldana discusses women's action roles (Sky News)

'Guardians of the Universe' Star Zoe Saldana: Girls Kick Ass Best

Zoe Saldana, who plays green-skinned assassin Gamora, said: "There's just something more entertaining about watching two girls kick the c**p out of each other and it's very empowering for young women as well."

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
Democrats and Republicans alike are looking to Black and Hispanic voters (file photo)

Both Parties Court Minority Voters for November

With control of the House and Senate up for grabs, Democrats are looking to minority voters to help them ward off a Republican takeover of Congress this November.

Technology
New law allows 'unlocking' of cell phones (file photo)

Law Lets Users Unlock Cellphones

President Obama signed a bill into law on Friday making it legal again to unlock a cellphone without permission from a wireless provider, so long as the service contract has expired.

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