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Last Updated May 23, 2015 01:05AM

Denver • Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. But the ...

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  • Murray Energy to lay off more than 1,800 miners
    Charleston, W.Va. • Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most fr...
    Updated May 22 2015 08:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Feds to review mystery of slow 1st quarter growth
    Washington • There’s something strange about the U.S. economy in the first three months of every year: It frequently grows at a much slower pace than ...
    Updated May 22 2015 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Key steps by companies to aid animal welfare
    Major animal-welfare moves announced by food and retail companies since 2012: • FEBRUARY 2012: McDonald’s Corp. requires its U.S. pork suppliers to ou...
    Updated May 22 2015 03:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • EBay to grow in Europe via click-and-collect
    London • EBay plans to expand its click-and-collect service in Britain and across Europe, after buyers on its site collected 1.5 million parcels from ...
    Updated May 22 2015 03:36 pm   |     |   Share


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  • In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, Gino Celli checks the moisture of the ground  next to a newly planted corn seed on land he farms near Stockton, Calif. Celli who farms 1,500 acres of land and manages another 7,000 acres, has senior water rights and draws his irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher restrictions by the state later this summer as the record drought continues. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Drought-ridden California eyes water cuts
    California regulators on Friday accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during ...
    Updated May 22 2015 02:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tobacco firms get partial win over smoking claims
    Washington • America’s largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to ...
    Updated May 22 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • IMF urges Japan to take ‘bold action’ on reforms
    Tokyo • Japan needs “bold action” on revamping its economy and improving its precarious national finances, the International Monetary Fund says in its...
    Updated May 22 2015 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Jan. 4, 2008 file photo shows bank workers handling Venezuela's currency, the Venezuelan currency in a freefall this week
    Caracas, Venezuela • A staggering plunge in the free-market value of Venezuelan currency sent people scrambling to sell off their depreciating bolivar...
    Updated May 22 2015 03:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 8. 2011, file photo, a Wall Street sign hangs near the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks slipped in early trading Friday, May 22, 2015, as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File) U.S. stocks dip in quiet trading ahead of holiday
    New York • Stocks are closing moderately lower in a relatively quiet day ahead of a holiday weekend. Trading volume was relatively light Friday ahead ...
    Updated May 22 2015 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Yellen: First rate hike likely by year’s end
    Washington • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves a...
    Updated May 22 2015 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, April 2, 2015 photo, shoppers walk past a Dior luxury goods shop on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Labor Department releases the Consumer Price Index for April on Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Prices are up a little. Are interest rates next?
    Washington • Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U....
    Updated May 22 2015 11:31 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, Toyota President Akio Toyoda delivers remarks during a press conference in Tokyo. Toyoda vowed to help get to the bottom of the problems with Takata air bags, the recalls for which have ballooned to nearly 34 million vehicles, as regaining consumer trust is an industry-wide concern. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File) Toyota promises to find cause of airbag defects
    Tokyo • Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risk...
    Updated May 22 2015 11:22 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, employees of the Tiens Group, a Chinese company which sells medicinal products, including via direct marketing, cheer as they attend a parade organized by CEO Li Jinyuan as part of a four-day celebration weekend for the 20th anniversary of his company, on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, southeastern France. All-expenses-paid trips to reward top earners aren’t unusual, but Chinese direct-sales companies are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on the same package tour. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) China’s mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home
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    Updated May 22 2015 09:48 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2013, file photo, customers walk outside of a Wal-Mart store in San Jose, Calif. Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics
    New York • Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the f...
    Updated May 22 2015 11:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, receives a gift from FIFA President Sepp Blatter, during their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Tuesday he is on a New $100 billion Saudi city to be ready by 2035
    Southern Shuneh, Jordan • A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufac...
    Updated May 22 2015 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, speaks with Latvian President Andris Berzins as he arrives for a formal dinner at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, on Thursday, May 21, 2015. EU leaders on Thursday will seek new ways to bolster ties with six post-communist nations in Eastern Europe, a year and a half after a previous summit of the Eastern Partnership ended with a fateful standoff over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis) EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm
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    Updated May 22 2015 09:36 am   |     |   Share