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Amazon's hiring binge to extend to Michigan with 1,600 jobs

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

Online retailer Amazon plans to further extend its U.S. hiring binge into Michigan by spending up to $140 million and adding 1,600 full-time jobs at a new facility outside Detroit after being awarded a $5 million state incentive on Tuesday.

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

With the speed and force of a Jedi Starfighter, Los Angeles officials have cleared the way for "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to build a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art just down the road from his alma mater.

FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging.

US commerce secretary backs free trade deal with Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is saying that the United States and the European Union should have a free trade agreement.

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Trump says US on brink of becoming net exporter of energy

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.

NYC subway station reopens after Superstorm Sandy flooding

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:37pm

A New York City subway station has reopened nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy flooded it with 15 million gallons of water.

A look at some of the institutions hit by the cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

As a new cyberattack hits companies and government agencies around the world, here is a look at some of those that have confirmed they are affected.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

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

Alaska salutes black soldiers' work on highway during WWII

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches.

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the foundering bill.

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Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill Tuesday until at least next month, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debate.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

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

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

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

Wisconsin senator's health care stance welcomed back home

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:26pm

Conservatives and liberals in Wisconsin both see hope in Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's steadfast refusal to back the current version of the GOP Senate health care bill.

Darden CEO: Millennials still enjoy chains like Olive Garden

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:16pm

Millennials may be shunning some habits beloved by past generations, but one restaurant company CEO says they still want to go to sit-down chains like Olive Garden.

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:15pm

The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

Florida bitcoin processing boss gets over 5 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:10pm

A Florida man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a New York judge who says he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process illegal bitcoin transactions.

The Latest: Ukraine security expert fears for 'whole world'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:10pm

The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):

Brazil president calls corruption charge against him "fiction," says no proof he received bribes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:04pm

Brazil president calls corruption charge against him "fiction," says no proof he received bribes.

Yellen says reforms have made financial system safer

Pan Pylas and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:55pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banking reforms now in place have made the financial system safer, and the world should be able to avoid the type of devastating crisis that struck the global economy in 2008.