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Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:30am

Grain futures were mostly lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

German banking watchdog urges whistleblowers to come forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:21am

Germany's banking watchdog says it is making it easier for whistleblowers to alert authorities about illegal activity.

The Latest: More workers join Taj Mahal casino picket line

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:20am

The Latest on Atlantic City's main casino workers union and its strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino (all times local):

Union goes on strike against Trump Taj Mahal casino

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:20am

Striking union members chanted, banged drums and blew whistles as part of a raucous picket line outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino Friday amid a contract dispute with owner and billionaire investor Carl Icahn at the start of the busiest weekend of the year for the casino industry.

US auto sales expected to hit record in first 6 months

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:11am

U.S. auto sales may be slowing, but they're still expected to set a record in the first six months of this year.

Survey: US manufacturing accelerates in June

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:10am

American manufacturing expanded for the fourth straight month in June, hitting the strongest reading in 16 months as the outlook for new orders and production improved.

Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot' probed by NHTSA

Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:09am

A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode.

USD has 'wait-and-see' attitude toward beer, wine sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:50am

The University of South Dakota isn't planning right now to take advantage of new rules allowing beer and wine sales at public universities.

Al Gore's daughter in court after arrest at pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:40am

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter is among the environmental activists set to be arraigned on resisting arrest charges following a protest at a natural gas pipeline in Boston.

Protesters rally outside South Africa's state broadcaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:40am

Journalists have protested outside the headquarters of South Africa's state broadcaster against what they allege is censorship in its news reporting.

US construction spending fell again in May

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:31am

U.S. construction spending fell for a second month in May, with weakness hitting all areas of building.

The Latest: Family hopes fatal Tesla crash spurs innovation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:31am

The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology (all times local):

Court freezes Facebook's funds in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:31am

A Brazilian news site says a federal court has ordered more than $6 million in Facebook funds frozen because its popular messaging service WhatsApp failed to turn over messages sought in a drug case.

The Latest: Turkish media: 2 of 3 airport attackers ID'd

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:20am

The Latest on the bomb and gun attack that killed 44 people at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport (all times local):

US construction spending fell 0.8 percent in May, with weakness in all areas of building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:11am

US construction spending fell 0.8 percent in May, with weakness in all areas of building.

Markets Right Now: US edge higher in early trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:50am

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

Belarus cuts zeroes off its currency amid economic woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:50am

Belarus has redenominated its currency, cutting four zeroes off its face value, as the country struggles with recession.

Wolf to sign bill requiring insurance parity for chemo pills

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:40am

Gov. Tom Wolf's office says he'll sign legislation that would require cancer patients in Pennsylvania to get the same insurance coverage for certain oral drugs as for intravenous medications.

Harlequin to launch literary imprint Park Row Books

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:11am

Harlequin, the publisher synonymous with romance novels, is anxious to show off its literary side.