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US stocks mixed as retailers slump and tech companies rise

U.S. stocks are little changed Thursday afternoon as retailers and media companies decline but technology and industrial companies rise. Women’s clothing retailer J. Jill is tumbling after it slashed its forecast for the third quarter. AT&T is falling after it said it expects to lose DirecTV subscribers, while cable company …

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What you need to know about San Diego’s homebuilding slump

New home construction in San Diego County has picked up slightly but is still substantially down from the same time last year. Building permits for all types of homes — condos, apartments and single-family homes — were down by 3 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the …

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