• In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers meet Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to set interest rates and release a statement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Takeaway from Fed meeting: Expect a rate increase this year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when.

  • This combination made from 2015 photos provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows crash tests of 2015 Ford F-150 Super Crew, top, and Super Cab pickup trucks. The four-door Super Crew got top ratings in all five of the crash tests. But the Super Cab version, which has a smaller rear door and back seat, did poorly in a small front overlap test, which slams 25 percent of the front of the truck into a barrier at 40 miles per hour. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via AP)

    Ford F-150 gets mixed crash test results

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford’s new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to repair than steel-bodied ones.

  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft addresses a room full of reporters to make a statement condemning NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's action upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four game "Deflategate" suspension during an NFL football training camp media availability at the team's facility Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.”

    Updated: 8:02 pm

  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and head coach Bill Belichick enter a room full of reporters to address NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's action upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four game "Deflategate"suspension during an NFL football training camp media availability at the team's facility Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    The Latest: Brady and players’ union file lawsuit again NFL

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

  • Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, talks with committee members Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, prior to the committee's hearing on the impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Lawmakers poised to leave town with lots of work left undone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans’ health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of sticky issues that are sure to complicate an autumn agenda already groaning under the weight of indecision.

    Updated: 3:51 pm

  • In this Feb. 1, 2010 file photo, 0 percent financing for 72 months is advertised on a GMC Sierra pickup truck at a dealership in Center Line, Mich. When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Zero-percent financing turns heads, but may not be best deal

    DETROIT (AP) — When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get.

    Updated: 3:11 pm

  • Migrants walk on the railway as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security

    CALAIS, France (AP) — The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life. For him, like the dozens who appeared as darkness fell, Wednesday would be the same even if their numbers were immeasurably larger than even a week ago.

    Updated: 2:58 pm

  • In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers meet Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to set interest rates and release a statement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.

    Updated: 2:25 pm

  • Microsoft’s 3Q earnings grow 31 pct; stock falls

    In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer gives his Keynote speech for the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Microsoft reports quarterly earnings Thursday, April 28, 2011, after the market close.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

    Microsoft Corp.’s latest quarterly earnings rose 31 percent even as sales of its Windows operating system sagged.