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  • Warner Bros. said Thursday that the Channing Tatum male-stripper sequel earned an estimated $9.3 million on its opening day Wednesday. The two films are vying to unseat " Jurassic World" over the July Fourth weekend. Last summer's Independence Day weekend, featuring Melissa McCarthy's "Tammy" and the sci-fi adventure "Earth to Echo," was Hollywood's worst in...

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta failed to persuade a U.S. judge to overturn his insider trading conviction for passing tips about the bank's financial results and a crucial investment from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan on Thursday rejected Gupta's argument that his tips...

  • NEW YORK— Whole Foods Market's CEOs apologized Thursday for pricing issues at its stores, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats. In a YouTube video, co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb said that the mistakes were unintentional. Last week, New York's...

  • State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the $500,000 settlement with Per Se on Thursday. Schneiderman says Per Se added a 20 percent service charge for private banquets. But he says Per Se funneled the money back to restaurant operations instead.

  • Ford Motor Co. says there is a flaw in the body control module software in the vehicles. The Focus vehicles were made in Michigan as far back as June 2014, while the C-Maxes were made in Michigan starting in April 2014 and the Escapes were built in Louisville starting in April 2014. About 375,000 of the cars were sold in the U.S., 52,000 in Canada and 5,000 in Mexico.

  • July 2- Unpaid internships are legal when they are closely tied to interns' educations, a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan said on Thursday in reversing decisions that Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc and The Hearst Corp broke the law by not paying interns. The lower courts erred in finding the interns should have been treated as employees because the companies...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- A mixed U.S. jobs report on Thursday may not give Fed chair Janet Yellen the "decisive evidence" of labor market recovery she wants to see before raising interest rates. The June employment report showed a modest jump in jobs but no wage growth, a renewed fall in the labor force participation rate, and no improvement in some of the weak corners of the...

  • *Uncertainty over Greece's referendum spur bids for bonds. NEW YORK, July 2- U.S. The U.S. Labor Department said U.S. employers added 223,000 workers last month, less than the 230,000 increase projected by economists polled by Reuters.

  • *Some caution prevails over long July 4 weekend, Greece and Iran. But with the Greek debt crisis unresolved and Iran nuclear talks pending, and Friday's U.S. The market is also expecting latest weekly estimate on the U.S. oil rig count from industry firm Baker Hughes at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

  • July 2- U.S. mattress maker Serta said it would not renew its licensing agreement with the Trump Organization, the latest company to distance itself from real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump, after his comments insulting Mexicans. Department store chain Macy's Inc said on Wednesday it would phase out Trump's line of menswear, while Comcast...

  • NEW YORK— Intel said Thursday that President Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere. James has agreed to stay with Intel until January to oversee the transition of her responsibilities and will be paid $4 million to do so, according to a filling with the U.S. Securities and...

  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar index fell from a three-week high on Thursday as chances of a U.S. interest rate hike as soon as September took a hit following a weaker-than-expected U.S. payrolls report, while Wall Street and world stock markets were slightly higher. Greece heads to a referendum on Sunday that could decide its...

  • NEW YORK— You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful. More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person's sexual orientation. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo...

  • NEW YORK— Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some black people as "gorillas." A New York man posted a picture of himself and a female friend on Twitter earlier this week, showing that the Google image software had tagged both of them as "gorillas," which is...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks fell slightly in morning trading Thursday as investors reacted to news that Greek finances are deteriorating and a mixed report on the U.S. job market. GREEK WOES: The International Monetary Fund said Greece needs 50 billion euros in new financing from October through 2018 because Athens has been slow to enact economic reforms.

  • July 2- BP Plc has reached a comprehensive $18.7 billion settlement with the U.S. government and five states, a landmark deal that effectively ends years of litigation over environmental damage and human casualties caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. Clean Water Act fines and natural resources damages, along with claims by Alabama, Florida, Louisiana,...

  • NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies on Thursday after U.S. jobs data lagged expectations, pushing out bets for a Federal Reserve rate hike to 2016, while caution ahead of this weekend's Greek referendum limited losses. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 223,000 last month, the Labor Department said. "The numbers overall were...

  • NEW YORK— A day after splitting the company in two, Energizer said it would issue a dividend and buy back up to 7.5 million shares. The St. Louis company will pay out a 25 cent dividend on September 9 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 19. Energizer Holdings Inc., a company that logged $1.8 billion in revenue last year, now operates...

  • NEW YORK— Barnes& Noble, which is splitting into two companies next month, named Sears Canada CEO Ronald Boire to lead its retail operations and said company CEO Michael Huseby will become executive chairman its educational wing. Boire will join the company in September as CEO of Barnes& Noble Inc., overseeing its nearly 650 stores and its Nook e-book business.

  • NEW YORK— Spanish-language broadcasting company Univision Holdings Inc. filed plans Thursday to launch an initial public offering of its stock. The New York- based company said Thursday that it expects to raise up to $100 million in the offering. It expects the stock to trade on the New York Stock Exchange or on Nasdaq under the symbol "UVN."