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Grain lower, livestock mostly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:55am

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

Owner says Three Mile Island plant to shut down in 2019

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:47am

The owner of Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, said Monday that it will shut down the plant in 2019 without a financial rescue from Pennsylvania.

U.S. home prices climbed 5.9 percent in March, strongest pace in nearly three years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:04am

U.S. home prices climbed 5.9 percent in March, strongest pace in nearly three years.

US consumer spending, incomes grew solidly in April

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:54am

Americans increased their spending in April at the fastest pace in four months, bolstered by a solid gain in incomes. The strong results underscored expectations that the economy is poised to rebound after a lackluster start to the year.

Shares in British Airways' parent company tumble

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:32am

Shares in British Airways' parent company tumbled Tuesday after a catastrophic IT failure stranded thousands of passengers during a long holiday weekend.

US consumer spending grew solid 0.4 percent in April, fastest pace in 4 months; incomes also up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:32am

US consumer spending grew solid 0.4 percent in April, fastest pace in 4 months; incomes also up.

9 campaigning to unseat Standing Rock Sioux chairman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:30am

Nine people are campaigning to unseat Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault.

Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:03am

Farmer Simon Kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6,000 at an auction in Zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf's resurgence in this southern African country. Yet because of Zimbabwe's dire economic problems he ended up sleeping in an auction house toilet that night, hungry and wondering if and when he would be able to access his earnings.

Global shares weaker as investors await economic data

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:22am

Global stock markets were generally weaker Tuesday as investors stayed on the sidelines before the release of a raft of economic data later this week.

Iran police disperse angry protesters outside central bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 3:50am

Iranian newspapers say police dispersed dozens of protesters who had gathered outside the country's central bank in Tehran, demanding their money back from a credit company.

Hearings open in Navalny vs. Usmanov defamation case

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 3:42am

A judge in the defamation case between Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and multi-billionaire Alisher Usmanov on Tuesday struck down motions to summon Russia's prime minister to testify on his alleged wealth — the key issue in the case.

Taxi strike across Spain to protest Uber, Cabify services

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 3:00am

Taxi drivers across Spain's are striking to protest the increase in cars run by private companies offering cheaper, mobile ride-hailing services.

McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:33am

For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan?

Czech court to open hearing on Russian hacker extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 12:42am

A Russian man who faces charges in the United States of hacking computers at American companies is facing an extradition hearing at a Prague prison.

Venezuela exiles hound and shame socialist officials abroad

Adriana Gomez Licon and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:06pm

Javier Fungairino was eating breakfast with his son at a bakery one recent morning when he noticed a familiar face at a nearby table: a former minister of Venezuela's socialist government whose presence reminded him of the pain he suffered when he left his homeland for Miami three years ago.

Asian shares weaker as investors await economic data

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:55pm

Asian stock markets were weaker on Tuesday as investors stayed on the sideline before the release of a raft of economic data due later this week. Markets in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei were closed on a holiday.

Work starts again on Wyoming wind power project after winter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:16pm

With Wyoming's harsh winter weather in the past, work has resumed on a massive onshore wind development in the United States.

Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 5:58pm

If you're planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You're going to have lots of company.

Once-tiny Vineyard sees massive population growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:40pm

The once tiny town of Vineyard in Utah County has exploded in popularity the past two years. According to new U.S. Census estimates, Vineyard has grown from 611 residents to a population of 3,953, making it the fastest growing city in the state in 2016.