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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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:19pm

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

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.

G-7 leaders seek common ground after seismic shifts

Colleen Barry, David McHugh and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

Not only have many of the faces changed at this year's Group of Seven summit of leading wealthy democracies, but also many national positions.

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

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

U.S. stock indexes are climbing for the sixth day in a row Thursday following strong quarterly results from retailers including Best Buy and PVH. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite are at all-time highs, but stocks are divided overall, as small companies trade lower and energy companies plunge along with the price of oil.

Amtrak: 3 tracks to be closed at Penn Station during repairs

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

Three tracks at a time will be closed at Penn Station as part of extensive repair work there that is expected to inconvenience thousands of rail commuters this summer, an Amtrak official said Thursday.

Sears revenue continues decline amid tough landscape

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:48pm

Sears' extended decline in sales persisted during the first quarter and the storied retailer vowed to make additional spending cuts to offset its slowing business.

Racetrack owner who wants casino says plan can wait 6 years

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:48pm

The owner of a New Jersey racetrack who wants to build a casino there says the proposal can wait for six years.

Yale removes shelter set up by protesting graduate students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:40pm

Unionized graduate students at Yale say the school's removal of their protest encampment won't stop their demonstrations.

OPEC extends output cut, but big oil price increase unlikely

George Jahn and Kiyoko Metzler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

An alliance of many of the world's biggest oil-producing nations extended their agreement to cut output for an additional nine months — an effort to support prices that will prove difficult in the face of growing production from the U.S.

Ryan: Lawmakers will meet new debt deadline

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan is assuring investors that Congress will meet a new deadline to increase the government's borrowing authority and avert an economy-quaking default on U.S. obligations.

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget plan

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

President Donald Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the U.S. West without the requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won't be resold for slaughter.

UN chief: Health care attacked in over 20 conflict countries

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:32am

Attacks on hospitals, doctors, ambulances, the wounded and sick took place in at least 20 countries affected by conflict last year, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday.