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US stocks advance as banks and health care lead rally

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday as banks climb following an increase in bond yields, which will allow banks to charge higher rates on loans. Health care companies like makers of scientific instruments and drugs are higher as well. Stocks are on track for their fourth gain in a row and have mostly undone a big loss from last Wednesday, when they took their biggest loss of 2017.

More sponsors pull out of New York's Puerto Rican Day parade

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

More sponsors are dropping out of New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade after a decision by organizers to honor a Puerto Rican nationalist who served decades in prison for his involvement in a group that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings.

Google aims to connect online ads to physical stores

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising.

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.

Dark money comes with a twist in Virginia's statewide races

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:34am

In Virginia's closely watched statewide political contests, so-called "dark money" comes with a few ironic twists.

NY Attorney General: $18.5 million settlement with Target

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:32am

Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday.

Wal-Mart expands military leave-of-absence policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:32am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Tuesday that it's expanding its military leave-of-absence policy by offering differential pay to all eligible employees who are on military assignments lasting more than three days.

The Latest: Many in GOP cool to Trump's budget plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:30am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local):

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:12am

A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.

Kansas child-welfare chief 'deeply saddened' by boy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:29am

The head of Kansas' child-welfare agency says she's "deeply saddened" by the slaying of a 7-year-old boy whose remains were fed to pigs, and that state case workers did what they could.

Trump's $4T budget arrives on Capitol Hill

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:28am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.

6,300-plus stoves recalled following electrocution death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of 6,300 electric stoves in connection with the electrocution death of a plumber last year.

President Trump sends $4.1 trillion budget to Congress that calls for sharp cuts in programs for poor, boosts military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

President Trump sends $4.1 trillion budget to Congress that calls for sharp cuts in programs for poor, boosts military.

For $1, you can add more muscle to Dodge's newest muscle car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:50am

If you want a car with 840 horsepower that can go from zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds, it'll cost you $84,995. Plus another dollar.

US new-home sales drop 11.4% in April, most in 2 years

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:50am

U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years.

Report: Lawn mower sparked Florida wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:49am

A lawn mower is being blamed for sparking a wildfire that destroyed five structures in Florida.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:12am

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

German prosecutors to search Daimler offices in diesel probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:12am

German automaker Daimler AG says prosecutors will search several of its offices in Germany as part of a preliminary investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emission controls.

US sales of new homes tumble 11.4 percent in April, biggest drop in more than two years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:10am

US sales of new homes tumble 11.4 percent in April, biggest drop in more than two years.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:10am

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