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    Business Highlights

    Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move

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    Sears closes another 20 stores

    "We have been strategically and aggressively evaluating our store space and productivity, and have accelerated the closing of unprofitable stores as previously announced," said Howard Riefs, in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.

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    New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May

    "This report, along with the larger existing home sales ... gives a much better tone" for the economy in the current quarter, Jennifer Lee, senior economist for BMO Capital Markets, said in a research note.

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    San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

    "We're focusing on flavored products because they are widely considered to be a starter product for future smokers," said Supervisor Malia Cohen, who sponsored the bill.

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    Well-known names surface as possible Uber CEO candidates

    "I believe that our business can have 10x the impact it has today?_?once we have additional leadership and training in place, and evolve our culture to be more inclusive and respectful," Camp wrote in a blog posted on Medium.

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    Applications for US jobless aid tick up to still-low 241,000

    THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 241,000. The less-volatile four-week average ticked up 1,500 to 244,750.

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    AP Newsbreak: US, EU urge China to limit food import control

    The group, which also includes Japan and Australia, sent a joint letter to Chinese regulators asking them to suspend a proposed requirement, due to take effect Oct. 1, for each food shipment to have an inspection certificate from a foreign government. They say that would disrupt trade and ask Beijing to follow global practice by applying the requirement only to higher-risk foods.

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    Are you cut out for a work-from-home job?

    "Not everybody is cut out for working from home," says Jack Aiello, a psychology professor at Rutgers University.