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Average 30-year US mortgage rate rises to 3.64 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:50am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week but remained at low levels that could entice purchasers amid the current home buying season.

Utah lawsuit challenges porn filter fees

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:50am

A man with a history of filing longshot lawsuits is challenging on religious grounds a Utah law allowing Internet service providers to charge for filtering pornography.

2 new casinos near NYC could save, or destroy, Atlantic City

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:40am

Two new casinos proposed for northern New Jersey near New York City could save, or destroy, Atlantic City, panelists at a major casino conference said Thursday.

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AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days

Justin Pritchard and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:40am

not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches.

Las Vegas air passenger travel busiest April since 2007

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:31am

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas was as busy last month as it's been in nearly a decade.

The Latest: Pros and cons of north Jersey casinos debated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:21am

The Latest on the debate over expanding casinos into northern New Jersey, near New York City (all times local):

Pending US home sales hit highest level since February '06

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:21am

Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade.

Biotech firm Regeneron to take over science competition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:10am

A New York-based biotechnology company is the new sponsor of the 74-year-old high school science competition formerly sponsored by semiconductor maker Intel.

Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

Adam Allington, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:10am

Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.

Nevada gambling revenue down 2 percent in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:01am

State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down more than 2 percent in April compared with last year.

The Latest: French police detain 9, scuffle with protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:41am

The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):

EU lawmakers seek tougher limits on US data use

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:40am

European Union lawmakers want tougher limits set on the U.S. using information about EU citizens that's exchanged under a new trans-Atlantic data agreement.

Hamburger chain Wendy's says Todd Penegor is now CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:40am

Wendy's says Todd Penegor is now CEO and president of the hamburger chain, a move that was previously announced late last year.

US durable goods orders up, but business investment slips

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:30am

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in April by the most since January. But much of the strength came from a surge in the volatile category of commercial aircraft. A key category that tracks business investment fell for a third straight month, a sign that manufacturing remains under stress.

Report traces arc of Hillary Clinton server, agency failures

Stephen Braun, Jack Gillum and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:20am

Eight days before Hillary Clinton took office as secretary of state in January 2009, an aide to former President Bill Clinton quietly registered a new internet address for the couple. That trivial but deliberate online purchase is the earliest known hint of the private email system that now plagues the presumptive Democratic nominee's presidential campaign.

School bus firm to settle safety lawsuit for $11.5 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:10am

An attorney representing mechanics for a school bus company says the company has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming they used unsafe buses to transport San Francisco students.

Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:41am

Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week for the second week in a row, the latest evidence that hiring is likely solid.

US durable goods orders up 3.4 percent in April, but business investment falls for third month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:40am

US durable goods orders up 3.4 percent in April, but business investment falls for third month.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:40am

Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign companies cut fewer jobs.

Uber to expand its Africa operations

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:10am

Uber is expanding in Africa.