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US stocks open slightly lower after sharp two-day surge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:41am

U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower after a sharp two-day surge, as the stock market closes out a wild week.

Apple's music service losing key player as exec resigns

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:51pm

Apple's online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews.

Oregon firm joins Wyoming university on research initiative

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:41pm

A scientific and technical instrument manufacturer is teaming up with the University of Wyoming on what officials say will be cutting-edge research to improve extraction of oil and gas.

Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:32pm

Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware on Friday became the 30th senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows.

Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:11pm

A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air.

Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:01pm

A spokesman for Royal Dutch Shell PLC says he's not sure when exploratory drilling will resume off Alaska's northwest coast after high winds and waves shut down operations Wednesday.

Weekly US oil and natural gas rig count down by 8 to 877

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:41am

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by eight to 877.

Fed vice chair indicates September rate hike still possible

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:32am

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Friday that incoming economic data and market developments will likely determine whether the Fed boosts interest rates in September.

Doctor fights charges he misled patients about marijuana

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:31am

Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical cannabis pilot program.

Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking

Laura Frazier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:01am

Twenty-one Oregon districts ranging from small to the state's largest failed to meet federal testing targets for Smarter Balanced assessments, according to state data.

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:01am

The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

Survey: Plunging stock prices hit US consumer sentiment

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:40am

Plummeting stock prices have taken a toll on U.S. consumer confidence, though there are signs the setback may be temporary.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:01am

Nevada regulators say the state's casinos kept nearly $923 million of what was gambled in July for a 1 percent decrease from the same month last year. The Nevada Gaming Control Board says gambling revenue on the Las Vegas Strip was down 2 percent in July; Reno casinos saw a 6 percent rise; South Lake Tahoe casino revenue fell 7 percent.

Poland to service Bulgaria's Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:51am

Poland's defense ministry says the country has reached a preliminary agreement with Bulgaria to modernize the Balkan country's Soviet-era fleet of MiG-29 fighter jets.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:41am

Grain futures were mostly higher in early trading Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Springfield rehires coach who lost job after complaint

Austin Meek-Guard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:11am

The Springfield School District has rehired Bill Wagner as Springfield High School's girls basketball coach, less than three months after choosing not to renew his contract amid complaints from a parent.

Nevada casino win down 1 percent; July revenue a mixed bag

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:51am

Nevada regulators say the state's casinos kept nearly $923 million of what was gambled in July for a 1 percent decrease from the same month last year.

US consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:20am

U.S. consumers increased their spending moderately in July, as wages and salaries made their biggest jump in eight months.

Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:01am

Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winter and said Moscow should accept to write off a part of its loans to Kiev, as other international bondholders did this week.