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Markets Right Now: UK's FTSE leads Europe down as miners hit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:40am

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The Latest: Arizona House passes $9.6 billion budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:10am

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Elevator company contesting federal citation in worker death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:10am

Federal regulators have cited an elevator company after a worker died last year when he became pinned by an elevator at a central New York nursing home.

Brazil turmoil costs AB Inbev in quarterly results

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:10am

The world's biggest brewer, AB Inbev, says economic and political turmoil in Brazil hit its quarterly earnings, with sales volumes declining by 10 percent in the huge Latin American nation.

Shares in miner tumble after Brazil sues over dam disaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:10am

Shares in miner BHP Billiton Ltd tumbled after Brazil's Federal Public Prosecution said it had launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country's history.

Arizona Legislature passes $9.6 billion budget

Bob Christie and Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:00am

The Arizona Legislature has passed a $9.6 billion budget after debating a package that left out a health insurance program for children of the working poor that supportive Republicans failed to include in the proposal.

Spain: Strike keeps El Mundo newspaper off streets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:10am

Spain's second-largest newspaper, El Mundo, has not appeared in news kiosks owing to a strike over planned layoffs. It is the first time the newspaper's publication has been hit by a stoppage since its foundation in 1989.

Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:01am

Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.

Royal Dutch Shell first quarter earnings down 58 percent

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:10am

Oil company Royal Dutch Shell said first-quarter earnings plunged 58 percent as depressed crude prices create "hugely challenging times" for the energy industry.

College student launches new line of dolls for boys of color

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:01am

When Jennifer Pierre visits the toy store, she sees shelves of dolls that are mostly girls and mostly white. She wants to change that.

Low oil prices, freight rates hit Maersk group's Q1 profits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:00am

Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says first-quarter underlying profit plunged to $224 million from $1.5 billion a year earlier, with all sectors showing a drop in performance except drilling and tanker shipping services.

Ky. bourbon trail offers a lesson for reviving racing's fans

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:51am

Camera-toting visitors to the grounds at Three Chimneys Farm can get a glimpse of the pampered lives of thoroughbred stallions — the star attractions that frolic in lush paddocks or relax in stately stalls when they aren't in the breeding shed.

Officials to decide on nuclear reactor site in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:50am

Officials say a Utah energy cooperative is narrowing down its selections for a site to build a nuclear reactor in eastern Idaho.

Siemens' underlying profit jumps as order book swells

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:40am

Siemens AG, maker of heavy industrial equipment including power stations and trains, saw net profit fall in the most recent quarter due to large one-time gains in the year earlier period.

Critics question mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:00am

In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them.

Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:42pm

Fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel.

Australia rules out sale of cattle empire to foreigners

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:10pm

Australia's treasurer says his government will never sell Australia's largest cattle empire to foreigners.

Trump virtually clinches Republican presidential nomination

Julie Pace and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:10pm

In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Ohio House to vote on $2.6 billion construction budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:51pm

A $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds a range of improvements to school buildings and roads statewide is slated for a vote by the Ohio House.