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Gold, silver edge higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:03pm

The May gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,264.70 an ounce -- up one dollar.

EPA chief to skip Republican gala after ethics complaint

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:55pm

The Environmental Protection Agency chief on Thursday pulled out of a Republican fundraiser after a Democratic senator raised ethics concerns.

South Dakota man claims he found mouse in Coca-Cola can

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:55pm

A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola Co., saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 in medical bills after becoming ill.

Southwest misses Street 1Q forecasts on higher costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:42pm

Southwest Airlines' first-quarter earnings fell 32 percent as it flew more passengers but took in less revenue on average from each one. Rising costs for fuel and labor weighed on the airline.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:42pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

500 people get duplicate tax refund checks, can keep only 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:42pm

Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax refund checks totaling $364,000.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:40pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

From 0-100: Presidents' first days come at varying speed

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:40pm

A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of style over substance (Jimmy Carter), a taste of what's to come (Ronald Reagan) or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events (pick a president).

Oil company finds hidden trove of oil in Gulf of Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:34pm

British oil company BP has discovered 200 million barrels of oil in a hidden cache in the Gulf of Mexico thanks to advanced imaging of geological formations.

Overhaul of Idaho oil and gas laws includes new commission

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:29pm

A revamped commission overseeing Idaho's natural gas and oil industry and a beefed up state agency to aid that effort emerged from this year's Legislative session along with more extensive reporting requirements for oil companies.

US stock indexes flitter in mixed day for markets

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:24pm

U.S. stock indexes flittered up and down Thursday, as a slump in energy stocks partly offset advances by Under Armour, PayPal and other companies reporting stronger-than-expected profits.

Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters but lots of unknowns

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:24pm

President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the nation's tax code could provide significant tax cuts for the working-class voters who elected him, but the unknowns could end up hurting many of these core supporters of the president.

Court: Employers can pay women less based on past salaries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:23pm

A federal appeals court says employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the employees' previous salaries.

Colorado: No sign yet of well leak in fatal home explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:10pm

Colorado regulators say they've found no signs of natural gas leaks after a fatal explosion at a home near a gas well, but they're still running tests.

Trump rejects push to help solve Puerto Rico debt crisis

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:05pm

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is opposed to a push to help Puerto Rico resolve its $70 billion debt load as the U.S. territory faces looming austerity measures amid a deep economic crisis.

New Mexico city seeks sugary drink tax

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:00pm

It's being pitched as an educational lifeline for impoverished preschool-aged children and condemned as the latest example of local government overreach sweeping progressive cities from coast to coast.

The Latest: Trump keeps mum about ousted adviser Flynn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:00pm

The Latest on ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local):

Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:46pm

an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public.

Toyota recalls 250K Tacoma pickups; rear wheels can lock up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:46pm

Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control.