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US stocks open slightly lower after sharp two-day surge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:41am

U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower after a sharp two-day surge, as the stock market closes out a wild week.

Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking

Laura Frazier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:01am

Twenty-one Oregon districts ranging from small to the state's largest failed to meet federal testing targets for Smarter Balanced assessments, according to state data.

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:01am

The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

Survey: Plunging stock prices hit US consumer sentiment

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:40am

Plummeting stock prices have taken a toll on U.S. consumer confidence, though there are signs the setback may be temporary.

Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:11am

A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:01am

Nevada regulators say the state's casinos kept nearly $923 million of what was gambled in July for a 1 percent decrease from the same month last year. The Nevada Gaming Control Board says gambling revenue on the Las Vegas Strip was down 2 percent in July; Reno casinos saw a 6 percent rise; South Lake Tahoe casino revenue fell 7 percent.

Poland to service Bulgaria's Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:51am

Poland's defense ministry says the country has reached a preliminary agreement with Bulgaria to modernize the Balkan country's Soviet-era fleet of MiG-29 fighter jets.

Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:41am

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

Springfield rehires coach who lost job after complaint

Austin Meek-Guard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:11am

The Springfield School District has rehired Bill Wagner as Springfield High School's girls basketball coach, less than three months after choosing not to renew his contract amid complaints from a parent.

Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:01am

Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has become the 30th senator to back the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows.

Nevada casino win down 1 percent; July revenue a mixed bag

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:51am

Nevada regulators say the state's casinos kept nearly $923 million of what was gambled in July for a 1 percent decrease from the same month last year.

US consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:20am

U.S. consumers increased their spending moderately in July, as wages and salaries made their biggest jump in eight months.

Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:01am

Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winter and said Moscow should accept to write off a part of its loans to Kiev, as other international bondholders did this week.

US consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July, while incomes rise 0.4 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:31am

US consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July, while incomes rise 0.4 percent.

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:21am

Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.

GOP candidate Trump to offer plan to overhaul US tax code

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:41am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is promising to offer a plan within a month to overhaul the tax system, calling himself "king of the tax code."

Schumer: Binghamton U. to get $20M US funding for high-tech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31am

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says Binghamton University has been chosen to receive $20 million in federal funding to participate in a $100 million initiative to develop high-tech electronic and computer devices.

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

Greek economic growth in second quarter revised up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31am

Greece's statistics agency says the country's economy grew slightly faster than earlier forecast in the second quarter of the year.