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September 25, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are finishing mostly lower on Wall Street as losses by financial and health care companies offset gains elsewhere in the market. Airlines had another bad day as oil prices rose, which could translate into higher fuel costs for carriers. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 69 points. The S&P fell 3 points. The Nasdaq gained 14 points.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in July at the slowest pace in 10 months as climbing mortgage rates become a more significant factor for a growing number of prospective buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.9 percent in July compared with a year earlier, down from a 6.4 percent annual

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top state law enforcement officials have met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users, but the meeting ended without a decision on whether to investigate. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (hahv-YEHR’ beh-SEH’-rah) says the meeting, at the Justice Department, focused mainly on consumer protection and data privacy issues.

UNDATED (AP) — Dunkin’ is dropping the donuts — from its name, anyway. Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself “Dunkin’” to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks. The change will officially take place in January. Dunkin’ has more than 12,500 restaurants globally.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is expanding its inflight food options with the addition of a light and healthy Mediterranean menu. The world’s largest carrier on Monday announced an agreement with the restaurant chain Zoe’s Kitchen. American, which is based in Fort Worth, says the new Zoe’s Kitchen menu will be sold on most domestic flights longer than three hours beginning Dec. 1.

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