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Markets Right Now: Stocks struggle to a mixed close

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:10pm

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

Plan would hike tuition at Iowa universities by $300 or more

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:10pm

Students at Iowa's three public universities would pay at least $300 more in the upcoming school year under a proposed tuition increase unveiled Tuesday.

NC insurers propose increases under Affordable Care Act

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:10pm

North Carolina's largest health insurer wants to raise rates by an average of nearly 19 percent next year for individual policies sold on the online insurance marketplace, officials said Tuesday, but federal officials say most customers likely would pay less because of the federal subsidies.

Congressman marries doctor running for his seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:10pm

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson has married a biotechnology entrepreneur who is running for his congressional seat at the same time he is running for the U.S. Senate.

GOP's Portman releases 1st TV ads in US Senate race in Ohio

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:10pm

Sen. Rob Portman touts his efforts to tackle heroin addiction in the first statewide television ads of his 2016 re-election campaign.

South Dakota sales tax increasing to fund teacher pay raises

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:00pm

Shoppers are set to spend a little more at the store when South Dakota's historic half-cent sales tax hike for teacher pay takes effect.

Oklahoma lawmakers move toward reducing high school testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:00pm

Oklahoma school officials have praised legislation that would eliminate some mandated high school exams during a time in which educators are frustrated by state budget cuts.

General Mills recalls flour over possible E. coli link

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:00pm

General Mills is recalling about 10 million pounds of its flour over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak in 20 states.

Colorado court: Ski resorts not liable for avalanches

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:41pm

Colorado's top court says ski resorts can't be held liable for avalanches within their boundaries.

Casino tests novel approach to preventing gambling addiction

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:40pm

Massachusetts is set to launch this week a first-in-the-nation system allowing slot players to limit their bets, following months of planning and some pushback from the gambling industry.

Missouri senator pushes to help vets exposed to mustard gas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:40pm

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is pushing a bill she says is aimed at helping World War II veterans exposed to mustard gas.

UW moves ahead with new financial system to track its money

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:31pm

As it looks for ways to cut tens of millions from its budget, the University of Wyoming is proceeding with a $30 million overhaul of the system it uses to keep track of its finances.

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:30pm

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

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:30pm

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

Q&A: Illinois heading toward 2nd year with no state budget

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:20pm

Illinois is heading toward a second year without a state budget, putting some schools and colleges in jeopardy of closing and all but ensuring more social services and state programs will be cut amid a legislative standoff unlike anything the state has ever seen.

High court sides with property owners in wetlands case

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:20pm

The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution.

UK pound slides as polls indicate support for EU exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:10pm

The British pound fell sharply Tuesday after two opinion polls for The Guardian newspaper indicated support for a British exit from the 28-country European Union in next month's referendum.

Residents to start return to fire damaged Canadian oil city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:02pm

A phased return of more than 80,000 residents of the fire-damaged oil sands city Fort McMurray will begin Wednesday as planned, Alberta's premier announced Tuesday.

Justices reject union appeal over Trump Taj Mahal bankruptcy

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:01pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a union challenge seeking to restore health and pension benefits for more than 1,000 workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City.