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Best Buy and Alphabet climb while Brown-Forman falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:15pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:

Woman who contracted botulism sues nacho cheese-dip maker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:15pm

A woman who contracted botulism after eating nacho-cheese sauce sold at a California gas station is suing the business and the maker of the cheese dip.

Beloved 96-year-old bagger at New England grocery chain dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:06pm

Arthur St. John, who at 96 was the oldest employee of a New England grocery chain and among its most beloved, has died.

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:00pm

Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law.

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:49pm

One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home — a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday.

Retailers help send indexes to records on 6th day of gains

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:49pm

U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset weakness in energy stocks caused by a plunge in oil prices.

Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:49pm

President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is renewing debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has seen U.S. imports drop sharply in the past decade.

Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:49pm

Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs.

The Latest: Coroner's office IDs skydiver as California man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:40pm

The Latest on a skydiving death in Northern California (all times local):

Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:40pm

Facebook's CEO returned to Harvard Thursday, telling graduates that it is up to their generation to create a purpose for today's world, to care about others, to fight inequality and strengthen the global community.

Nurses held hostage in Chicago-area hospital standoff sue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:30pm

Two nurses held hostage by a jail inmate this month at a suburban Chicago hospital allege in a federal lawsuit that they were violently assaulted by the man who was known to be a "danger" to hospital staff.

Lawsuit alleges GM cheated on diesel pickup truck emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:21pm

Shares of General Motors fell almost 2 percent Thursday after some truck owners alleged in a lawsuit that the company cheated on government diesel emissions tests.

Poll: Older Americans want Medicare-covered long-term care

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:06pm

A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

$6 billion in improper student aid payments found at Ed Dept

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:00pm

Members of Congress criticized the Education Department on Thursday over $6 billion in improper payments made as part of federal student aid programs.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:45pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Retailers cheer GOP retreat on ending debit card fees limit

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:44pm

Restaurants, grocers and other businesses celebrated on Thursday as House Republicans backed off efforts to eliminate the cap on fees that banks can charge retailers when customers use a debit card.

Winery or 'weedery': Vineyards rip up grapes, switch to pot

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:28pm

Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers.

Correction: TV-Fox News-Hannity story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:28pm

In a story May 24 about Sean Hannity, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Seth Rich was a Democratic National Committee chairman. He was an employee.