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News from August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013

Violence prompts some firms to suspend activity in Egypt

International companies tell employees to stay home as unrest leaves hundreds dead.

August 16, 2013

In Detroit, classic cars making a comeback

A steady improvement in the auto industry means car lovers in Detroit also have more money to spend on their vintage Mustangs and Corvettes.

August 17, 2013

Agreement outlines plan to buy Congress Square Plaza

Reactions to the proposal are mixed. Opponents say the $524,000 price for part of the Portland park insults those 'who know the value of this space.'

August 16, 2013

AOL's Patch local news site to lay off up to 500

The ambitious experiment that started in 2007 was meant to compete with newspapers.

August 16, 2013

Dell Inc.'s quarterly earnings decline 72 percent

August 16, 2013

Facebook peers into pay service

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook's 'great relationship with PayPal' doesn't preclude testing a mobile service of its own.

August 16, 2013

Bankruptcy judge delays airline ruling

The reorganization plan for American includes a merger with US Airways, which regulators oppose.

August 16, 2013


August 16, 2013

Major indexes plunge on fears

Walmart and Cisco cut their forecasts and investors worry that the Fed's stimulus will end.