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Group seeks to halt US exports of fur from bobcats, wolves

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:51pm

An environmental group is asking a federal judge to halt a United States government program that allows the export of tens of thousands of bobcat pelts and a small number of gray wolf pelts for sale on the international fur market.

Illinois lawmakers urge Boeing not to sell aircraft to Iran

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:50pm

Three Republican congressmen from Illinois are urging the chief executive officer of Chicago-based Boeing to not sell aircraft to Iran.

APNewsBreak: WNBA, union amend CBA for overseas play fines

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:50pm

The WNBA and its players union have agreed to amend the collective bargaining agreement on fines for overseas play.

GM to resume production at 4 plants idled by Japan quakes

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:41pm

General Motors is on track to resume full operations at four North American plants where vehicle assembly was halted because of supply chain interruptions caused by earthquakes in Japan last month.

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:41pm

A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself, saying his life had been ruined, sheriff's officials said.

Tesla Motors 1Q net loss widens on Model X woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:41pm

Electric car maker Tesla Motors lost $282.3 million in the first quarter as it struggled to ramp up production of its newest vehicle, the Model X SUV.

Hulu to sell Internet TV package with live programming

Mae Anderson and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:41pm

Hulu is expanding its Internet TV programming with a subscription service offering a mix of live cable and broadcast options that will include news and sports.

New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:20pm

The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.

Europe Central Bank to halt production of 500-euro bills

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:12pm

Production of the 500-euro banknote is being discontinued amid concerns it had become too popular among crooks and money launderers.

Pig that attacked, injured 2 people on farm to be euthanized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:11pm

Authorities say a pig that attacked two people on a Massachusetts farm will be euthanized and tested for rabies.

Nixon vetoes Missouri legislation to cap school funding goal

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:11pm

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure Wednesday that would cap the targets state government uses to fund public K-12 schools, chiding legislators for approving a "broken promise" to students he said will pave the way for them to enact more tax breaks.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:11pm

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Ohio House approves bill striking labor hiring mandate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:01pm

Ohio cities, townships, school districts and public universities could no longer require the use of local unionized labor on construction projects under a bill the Ohio House has passed.

$2.6 billion construction budget heads to Ohio governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:01pm

A $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds a range of improvements to school buildings, parks, bridges and roads is headed to Ohio's governor.

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:01pm

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Insurer Anthem picks new chief financial officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:51pm

Health insurer Anthem is changing chief financial officers as it works to close its $48 billion purchase of rival health insurer Cigna.

Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:51pm

Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.

Idaho lumber mill closing; workers' future uncertain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:41pm

An Idaho lumber mill has been sold and will be shut down, according to a letter sent to workers.

FDA advisers reconsider training for painkiller prescribers

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:41pm

Federal health advisers are discussing changes to government programs that were intended to improve the safety of painkillers like OxyContin, but which experts say have had an unclear impact.