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Markets Right Now: US stocks end mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:12pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Art to be removed from now shuttered Old State House

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:01pm

State officials plan to remove tens of millions of dollars' worth of art work and artifacts from Connecticut's Old State House, which has been closed to the public amid the state's budget problems.

Energy company EDF approves divisive UK nuclear power plant

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:51pm

French energy company EDF Thursday gave the green light to a major nuclear power plant project in southwest England that some consider too costly, including one board member who announced his resignation.

Allegiant pilots OK contract after long fight with airline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:51pm

Allegiant Air pilots ratified a new contract after a fight during which the union accused the low-fare carrier of taking safety shortcuts.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:41pm

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

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:41pm

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

US to speed oil, gas permits amid sharp drop in applications

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:41pm

U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands to reduce delays, as applications were projected to be down 40 percent versus their historical average amid an ongoing price slump.

Central Oregon may have more insurance options than expected

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:21pm

Central Oregon residents might have more health insurance options than expected next year.

Railroads might have to let rivals serve their customers

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:11pm

Freight railroads could be forced to allow competing railroads to serve some customers along their tracks if federal regulators approve a new rule.

Chipotle branching out, plans to open burger restaurant

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:01pm

Chipotle, still struggling to win back customers after a series of food scares, plans to open its first burger restaurant this year.

Dream of 3-D mural honoring American workers nearer reality

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:51pm

A Connecticut artist's dream to honor American workers with a massive 5-stories-high mural that ties in contributions from thousands of children across the country is moving closer to reality.

3,200-pound air conditioner falls off trailer, kills worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:41pm

Authorities say a 3,200-pound commercial air conditioner has fallen off a truck, crushing a worker at a Pennsylvania plant.

Ford surprises with lower 2Q profit on trouble in US, China

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:31pm

Ford Motor Co.'s shares tumbled Thursday after it reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings and warned that things could get worse in the second half of the year.

Residents remain at nursing home set for September closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:31pm

Some residents of a New London nursing home are still looking for new places to live as the facility's closing date nears.

Albuquerque health care industry company to add 300 jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:01pm

An Albuquerque -based business in the health care industry will add 300 jobs under an expansion.

Facebook agrees to refunds on in-app purchases by minors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:41am

Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit.

Oracle buying 'cloud' business software provider NetSuite

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:31am

Software mogul Larry Ellison once famously mocked cloud computing as a fad. Now his company, Oracle, will spend $9.3 billion to acquire cloud upstart NetSuite.

Couple to pay $539K for sending kids to DC schools illegally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:11am

A judge is ordering two District of Columbia police officers to pay $539,000 for enrolling their three children in city public schools for years while living in Maryland and Virginia.

Third murder trial strains northern Idaho county's budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:01am

Officials in northern Idaho say a third trial for a man charged with killing a Texas couple more than 30 years ago will cost $250,000 and strain Idaho County's budget.