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The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in July.

MIAMI — Bombay Sapphire, one of the world’s most recognizable gins, is distilled with something called “grains of paradise,” an ancient spice grown in the tropics of West Africa that gives the liquor warm and peppery overtones.

With the high-stakes streaming wars looming, Walt Disney Co. is no longer accepting commercial advertisements from Netflix and other streaming rivals on ABC, Freeform, National Geographic and other general entertainment channels.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in July.

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. executives Tim Cook and Deirdre O’Brien waded into the battle over Dreamers, filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

I have a new laptop that runs Windows 10. But I’m frustrated that every time I turn on the PC, it automatically opens the Microsoft Edge browser. That’s not what I want the laptop to do, and I prefer to use other browsers anyway.

The following bankruptcies were filed during September in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Western District of Wisconsin.

Jimmy John’s Sandwiches, which has grown to more than 2,800 shops since its founding in Charleston, Ill., 36 years ago, is getting sold to the owner of Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic Drive-In and Rusty Taco.

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Dallas-based Match Group for alleged deceptive advertising practices that prey on one the most pervasive conditions of modern society: loneliness.

I have a Sony Bravia smart TV that receives over-the-air broadcasts, and is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.

LOS ANGELES — Two years after it became America’s bestselling grocery store pint, Halo Top ice cream brand is being sold to one of the nation’s biggest frozen treat companies, Wells Enterprises Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO — Juul Labs Inc., America’s largest e-cigarette brand, only started selling its nicotine vaporizers online in China earlier this month, but the products have already disappeared from stores without explanation.

LOS ANGELES — Telecommunications giant AT&T is facing mounting pressure from an activist shareholder to pare down its operations by unloading the El Segundo, Calif.-based satellite television giant DirecTV, which has been reeling from the loss of millions of subscribers.

A travel agent allegedly gamed Delta Air Lines’ frequent flyer program designed for businesses, fraudulently accruing and redeeming more than 42 million points for flights and other benefits, according to federal prosecutors.

SEATTLE — Amazon’s new Alexa Answers program, which encourages unpaid volunteers to fill in gaps in its databases to better respond to user queries, raises a host of questions about information quality and transparency in the fast-evolving voice computing era.

I received what appears to be a scam email from Computer Help Security & Services. It urged me to renew my membership or call their telephone number to cancel (and thus avoid an impending $300 renewal charge to my account).

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service isn’t doing enough to audit corporate mergers and acquisitions and is wasting tens of thousands of days on cases that aren’t likely to generate more tax dollars, the agency’s watchdog said.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — U.S. plywood producers claim a competing product from Brazil has a high risk of failure in major hurricanes, but consumers can’t tell because the imported wood is falsely certified as structurally sound.

CHICAGO — McDonald’s announced plans last week to acquire a voice technology company to help speed up ordering at the drive thru, the latest in a series of high-tech investments by the fast-food chain as it strives to improve wait times and draw customers to its restaurants.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Uber’s chief legal officer says the ride-share company doesn’t plan to reclassify its drivers as employees, even though California lawmakers just passed a bill they say will force the company to do just that.

CHICAGO — Acting with a sense of urgency amid falling video game sales, ubiquitous strip mall retailer GameStop is pulling the plug on up to 200 stores by early 2020 — with a much larger set of closings expected within the next two years.

The latest round of tariffs on Chinese-made goods will raise the cost of millions of everyday consumer items. But Target does not want to pass any increase along to shoppers. Instead, it is telling suppliers to eat the costs.

ST. LOUIS — More than a year after Bayer gobbled it up, Monsanto has managed to stay in the headlines, thanks to a mountain of lawsuits that allege its moneymaking weedkiller Roundup causes cancer.

I wondered why I was getting more than 30 spam emails a day with names such as “Russian Women Online” or “Best Home Warranty.” Then I discovered my Outlook.com email account listed many email “subscriptions” I didn’t sign up for.

The following bankruptcies were filed during August in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Western District of Wisconsin.

CHICAGO — United Airlines tried five different sausage recipes and 36 pretzel buns before settling on the combination that made its way to in-flight menus this month: a smoked beef and pork link slathered with South Carolina-style barbeque sauce and roasted onions.

By now, you certainly have become aware of the trade war going on between the United States and China. President Donald Trump has mentioned it on Twitter on a near-daily basis, and Wall Street whipsaws back and forth every time it seems the matter is either flaring up or on the brink of resolution.