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US construction spending rose 0.3 percent in March

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 8:10am

U.S. construction spending advanced in March to its highest level in more than eight years. Gains in home building and nonresidential construction offset a drop in government projects.

US construction spending rose 0.3 percent in March to highest level in more than 8 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 8:10am

US construction spending rose 0.3 percent in March to highest level in more than 8 years.

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In Indiana, Cruz faces make-or-break moment to stop Trump

Thomas Beaumont and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 8:00am

Facing a make-or-break moment for his slumping campaign, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was blitzing through Indiana on Monday in a desperate bid to overtake Donald Trump in the state's primary and keep his own White House hopes alive.

Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 8:00am

An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world.

Marchionne named Ferrari's new CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 8:00am

Sports carmaker Ferrari NV says Sergio Marchionne has been named CEO, while retaining his position as chairman.

Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:51am

Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

Fiat Chrysler CEO sees future for Alfa Romeo in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:50am

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says that the automaker will try to reach full-employment in its Italian plants before the 2018 goal as it relaunches the Alfa Romeo brand internationally.

High court to hear patent fight over adult diapers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:50am

The Supreme Court will resolve a patent dispute between companies that make adult diapers.

Markets Right Now: US stocks edge higher in early trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:50am

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Faulty breast implants: French court upholds 4-year sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:50am

A French appeals court has upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women worldwide from 2001 to 2010.

Supreme Court won't review appeal from POM juices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:50am

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive.

Justices reject franchises' appeal over $15 Seattle wage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:50am

The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge to Seattle's $15 an hour minimum wage from franchise business owners who say the law discriminates against them.

Justices to hear copyright fight over cheerleaders' uniforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:40am

The Supreme Court is taking on a copyright dispute between two manufacturers of cheerleading uniforms.

The Latest: CSX: 16 cars involved in derailment in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:20am

The Latest on the CSX train derailment in Washington, D.C. (all times local):

US, Europe struggle to make progress in free trade talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:10am

Trans-Atlantic talks to create a massive free trade zone between the United States and the European Union continue to be held back because of divergences on key issues, making success under President Barack Obama's administration ever less likely.

Buffett says drugmaker Valeant had flawed business model

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 6:20am

Investor Warren Buffett says Valeant Pharmaceuticals' practices were flawed, so he declined to invest Berkshire Hathaway's money in the company.

Alabama governor, senator urge TVA to sell unfinished nuke

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 6:20am

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Sen. Richard Shelby are among those urging TVA to sell its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant.

Buffett says election is important but won't damage economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 6:10am

Investor Warren Buffett says choosing the next president will be important for the world, but it won't derail the U.S. economy.

Cosmo editor Joanna Coles writing guide to modern love

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:50am

Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles is working on a "no-nonsense" guide to some very old subjects in a very new world: sex and intimacy.

Helicopter gives no mayday call before fatal crash in Norway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:50am

A Norwegian investigator says the oil-rig helicopter that crashed in Norway, killing 13 people, gave no mayday call or indicated it was in trouble.