Carmaker Fiat to Merge with Chrysler

(CNN) — Italian automaker Fiat is leaving its home after 115 years to merge with Chrysler. Fiat’s shareholders voted to approve the move Friday. The new company will be incorporated under a new name–Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It’s expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange in October.

209,000 Jobs Added in July

(CNN) — After a gangbusters jobs growth in June, hiring slowed to a less impressive pace in July. The United States economy added 209,000 jobs in July. That’s down from 298,000 in June. The unemployment rate rose for the first time since February to 6.2 percent, up from 6.1 percent in June.

Senate Votes to Debate Border Funding

(CNN) — The Senate voted 63-33 on a procedural vote to begin debate on a Democratic $2.7 billion spending bill to meet the needs of the unaccompanied minors at the southern border. The bill does not include controversial changes to a 2008 anti-trafficking law that many Republicans and the White House have said needs to … Continue reading »

NCAA Settlement in Head Injury Lawsuit

(CNN) — The NCAA reached a $75 million settlement with the NCAA and dozens of college athletes in a class action suit over head injuries. The suit includes nearly 30 athletes from many universities and several contact sports. Some of them played as far back as the 1970s. If a federal judge accepts Tuesday’s deal, … Continue reading »

Alleged Shoplifter Leaves Kids Behind

DELAND, Fla. (CNN) — Most parents shop with their kids and leave with their kids. But apparently not 26-year-old Rebecca Stoltz, who went from petty shoplifting to sitting in jail for serious charges like child abuse. Police say Stoltz went shopping at Walmart with her 6-year-old daughter and 9-year-old stepdaughter. But when she tried stealing … Continue reading »

Hilton to Replace Keys with Smartphones

(CNN) — Hilton Worldwide is going high tech. Guests will soon be able to use their smartphones to access their rooms. They’ll also be able to choose their room, check in and make special requests from their mobile devices. Digital check-in will be available at more than 4,000 Hilton Worldwide properties worldwide by the end … Continue reading »

Zillow Buys Trulia for $3.5B

(CNN) — The two biggest names in online house hunting are joining forces. Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia in a stock deal valued at $3.5 billion. Zillow will continue to operate two separate websites, where consumers can search listings of homes for sale. Zillow and Trulia together attract 130 million visitors a month.

Study Says Dogs Can Be Jealous

(CNN) — Dogs are known as our best friends, and apparently they don’t want you to forget it. A new study says canines can feel jealousy. Researchers at the University of California San Diego had owners play with an animatronic toy dog, children’s book and plastic jack-o’-lantern, all while ignoring their pets. The dogs did … Continue reading »

Tentative Deal Reached to Fund VA Fixes

(CNN) — The chairmen of the House and Senate┬áVeterans Affairs Committees have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to reform the VA health system. That’s according to aides of the two chairmen, Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Jeff Miller. The VA has been rocked by reports of delays in care for veterans at its … Continue reading »

US Embassy in Tripoli Evacuated

TRIPOLI, LIBRA (CNN) — The United State has evacuated its embassy in the embattled Libyan capital of Tripoli. The embassy was attacked in 2011. Recently, operations have relocated to a new facility. The urgent removal of some 150 embassy staff by U.S. Marines comes amid intense militia fighting in the area. It also comes just … Continue reading »

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