Business Briefs: Holiday box office, grilling tips

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Here's a look at your top business and tech headlines from Cheddar on News 12:

President Donald Trump heads to Brussels this week for the NATO summit amid a brewing trade war between the U.S., its allies and China. And Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the Apple App Store.

It was a record-setting Fourth of July at the box office. Ticket revenue hit a five-year high, jumping 29 percent since the same time last year. Analysts credit the heat wave in the Northeast for sending people to the theater -- heat advisories affected close to 100 million people on Independence Day.

In all, Wednesday ticket sales brought in $43.5 million behind a strong opening for the horror movie "The First Purge" and continued momentum from "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" and "The Incredibles 2."

And finally, summertime means barbecue time. Celebrity chef Cat Cora stopped by Cheddar to share some of her go-to grilling tips.

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