An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated California allows sales of recreational marijuana.
An earlier version of this story misstated the median 2013 turnover figure for part-time retail workers.
Moody's upgraded California to an Aa3 rating, from an A-1 rating.
National Student Clearinghouse is a nonprofit. An earlier version of the story said it was privately held.
An earlier version of this story said Apple Pay debuted Friday. While new iPhones are available, the e-wallet platform rolls out in October.
This story has been updated to reflect that Kirk is a former mayor of Dallas.
The U.S. Senate agreed to give President Barack Obama the authority to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels. A previous version of this article incorrectly named the group that will be armed by the Senate effort.
The comparison month was July, not June.
An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect figure for the amount of money allotted. The correct figure is 82.6 billion euros.
This story has been amended to reflect that the Islamic State has beheaded three Western captives—two Americans and one Briton.