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Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:51am

Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Panel to study how to prevent Ravenel Bridge suicides

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:40am

A committee is discussing ways to try to stop people from jumping to their deaths from the Ravenel Bridge linking Charleston and Mount Pleasant after more than two dozen people have killed themselves since the bridge was opened more than a decade ago.

Markets Right Now: Stocks are slightly lower in early trade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:21am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Idaho Fish and Game halts online sales after computer breach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:20am

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says there's been a computer breach and it has suspended online sales of licenses and tags.

The Latest: Georgia groups send supplies to Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:20am

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Average US 30-year mortgage rate unchanged at 3.43 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:20am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates didn't budge this week, remaining at historically low levels that continue to lure prospective home buyers.

In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:00am

The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor.

Orders for US durable goods rebounded in July

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:40am

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods surged in July, lifted in part by the biggest increase in orders in a key investment category since January.

Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:32am

Mylan, in the face of heated criticism over price hikes for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, is bulking up programs that help patients pay for the drug.

Applications for US unemployment benefits slipped last week

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:20am

Slightly fewer people filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign the American job market remains healthy.

Obama administration taps Kim for second term at World Bank

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:50am

The Obama administration is nominating current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for a second term leading the 189-nation international lending organization.

UK lawmakers urge social media companies to tackle extremism

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:50am

British lawmakers on Thursday demanded that social media do more to police users who promote extremism, arguing that companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are "consciously failing" to stop radicalization online.

Applications for US unemployment benefits slipped last week, remained below 300K for 77th straight week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:40am

Applications for US unemployment benefits slipped last week, remained below 300K for 77th straight week.

Boston City Council approves restaurant grading system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:30am

Judging the cleanliness and food-safety practices of Boston restaurants will soon be was easy as ABC.

WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:21am

Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook — although not on the messaging service itself.

EU rejects US concerns of bias in company tax investigations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10am

The European Union's executive branch rejected Thursday the U.S. government's complaint that its probes into sweetheart tax deals between EU governments and big companies are hitting U.S. firms hardest.

Romanian PM says first loan to Moldova has been paid

Corneliu Rusnac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:50am

Romania's prime minister says his country has paid 60 million euros ($68 million) to Moldova, the first part of a larger loan, and urged the government to continue making reforms.

Report blasts plan to change at-risk kids' psychiatric care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:30am

The state Juvenile Justice Commission has accused the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources of operating under a "cloak of secrecy" while negotiating new contracts to place youths in residential psychiatric facilities.

Mylan, in crosshairs for spiking cost of EpiPen, says it will expand savings program to cover up to $300, of out of pocket costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:30am

Mylan, in crosshairs for spiking cost of EpiPen, says it will expand savings program to cover up to $300, of out of pocket costs.