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One can enjoy the finer things: In another example of why it’s a great time to be in the luxury products industry, Rolls-Royce says sales are up 33 percent over 2013.

This is great news — not only for the 1 percent, but also for the rest of us, who now have more sources of Grey Poupon when we’re on the road.

Lee Greenwood must now learn “Cleveland Rocks”: A Republican Party committee has recommended the GOP hold its 2016 convention in Cleveland, the largest city of the key battleground state of Ohio.

Impressed by Cleveland’s presentation, party leaders also hope the city’s lack of vegan restaurants will discourage Occupy Wall Street-type protesters from showing up.

Most painful Brazilian ever: In a stunning rout in the host country’s stadium Tuesday, Germany demolished Brazil 7-1 to reach the finals of the World Cup.

Brazil was hampered by the absence of its two best players, and also by its controversial decision to adopt the defensive strategy of your kid’s middle school soccer team.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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