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Dow Chemical to cut about 2,500 jobs globally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:41am

Dow Chemical says it will eliminate about 2,500 jobs worldwide, or about 4 percent of its workforce, which is tied to the recent restructuring of its ownership in Dow Corning.

US consumer confidence rises to highest level since October

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:41am

U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to the highest level since October.

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn loses confidence vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:41am

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn loses confidence vote .

Supreme Court ends legal fight over Mississippi abortion law

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:31am

A physician at Mississippi's only abortion clinic is praising the end of a legal fight over a state law that could have closed the facility.

High court to hear Miami loan discrimination case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:31am

The Supreme Court will consider whether the city of Miami can sue major banks over allegations they engaged in a decade-long pattern of discriminatory lending practices that harmed the city.

The Latest: Hungarian premier: EU must control immigration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:21am

The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

With the supply of homes slight, US prices surged in April

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:21am

U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities — Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon — setting highs.

Texas train collision triggers fireball; no word on injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:21am

Several box cars have derailed and are engulfed in flames following a freight train collision in the Texas Panhandle.

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:21am

Federal health officials have approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.

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Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after 6 kids killed

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:10am

Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the units toppled over and fell on them.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:30am

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

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:21am

By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states.

Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for over $15B

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:10am

Volkswagen will spend more than $15 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.

Fiat Chrysler gearshift probe finds 266 crashes, 68 injuries

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:00am

A government investigation into confusing gear shifters like the one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin found 266 crashes that injured 68 people.

The Latest: Deputy AG says VW turned owners into accomplices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:52am

The Latest on the settlement of environmental and consumer claims against Volkswagen over its emissions-cheating scandal (all times local):

High court will hear appeal over high ATM fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:50am

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Visa and MasterCard seeking to throw out a lawsuit accusing the credit card companies of illegally fixing ATM prices.

French President Hollande says other EU nations have "no time to lose" to plan future without Britain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:40am

French President Hollande says other EU nations have "no time to lose" to plan future without Britain .

French President Hollande urges Britain to move to exit talks "as fast as possible"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:40am

French President Hollande urges Britain to move to exit talks "as fast as possible"

US economy grew at slightly faster 1.1 percent in Q1

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

The U.S. economy grew slightly faster at the start of the year than previously estimated, even though consumer spending posted the smallest gain in two years.

German minimum wage going up 4 percent in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:00am

Germany's minimum wage will go up by four percent next year, to 8.84 euros ($9.79) per hour.