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Google Calendar outage leaves users frustrated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:21am

Google says it expects to have Google Calendar up and running normally following widespread reports of an outage.

World Bank president expresses concern over Brexit

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:21am

The World Bank president said Thursday that India had shown resilience in the situation created by Britain's decision to exit from the European Union, but it will be affected "if there were more events creating more uncertainty."

Appeals court nixes $7.25B credit card swipe fee settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:11am

An appeals court has rejected a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees.

Markets Right Now: US stocks post solid gains at midday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:01am

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

Hershey stock soars after report of Mondelez takeover bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:00am

Shares of Hershey are soaring after a report that it could be taken over by Oreo cookie maker Mondelez International.

Vietnam says Taiwanese company responsible for fish deaths

Tran Van Minh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:00am

Vietnam's government announced Thursday that a Taiwanese-owned steel plant was responsible for massive fish deaths along the central Vietnamese coast and said it has pledged to pay $500 million in compensation.

Iconic Nashville soda shop hosts new USPS stamps launch

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:00am

Five years ago, the future seemed grim for a Nashville soda shop that opened during the Great Depression. Faced with a rent increase, the Elliston Place Soda Shop hung a sign on the door: It would be closing for good.

The Latest: Illinois lawmakers begin advancing budget deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:51am

The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' attempts to approve a stopgap state budget and money for schools (all times local):

Obama admin changing coal royalty program to boost revenue

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:51am

The Interior Department is changing the way it values coal mined from public lands in the West to make sure mining companies are not shortchanging taxpayers on sales to Asia and other markets.

Here come the virtual reality Olympics ... for Samsung users

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:50am

Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events?

Average US 30-year mortgage falls to 3.48 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:41am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid to new lows for the year this week amid market upheaval stoked by Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Rates are at three-year lows at the height of the spring home buying season.

The Latest: Bank of England head 'can't protect from pain'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:41am

The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Aluminum plant to resume some operations after explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:41am

Executives at a Georgia aluminum plant said they planned to resume some operations Thursday, one day after an explosion injured five workers.

FDA warns against eating raw dough amid E. coli fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:31am

In a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this week that people should not eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some recalled flour.

State regents approve tuition increases for Oklahoma schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:10am

The Oklahoma State Regents have approved increases in mandatory tuition and fees for the state's public colleges and universities.

Bank of England chief Carney says more monetary stimulus likely required "over the summer"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:10am

Bank of England chief Carney says more monetary stimulus likely required "over the summer"

Lions Gate to buy cable channel Starz in $4.4 billion deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:01am

Film and TV studio Lions Gate is buying cable channel operator Starz in a deal worth $4.4 billion.

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:01am

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

UN expert slams Luxembourg convictions in whistleblower case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:00am

A U.N. human rights expert is denouncing the conviction of two "whistleblowers" found guilty in Luxembourg for leaking secret documents to a journalist investigating sweetheart deals that saved billions of dollars in taxes for foreign companies including Apple, Pepsi and Ikea.

Istanbul airport attack victims mourned, honored, praised

Cinar Kiper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 8:51am

An adoring father of his four "princesses." A weeping bride-to-be, bent over her fiancee's coffin. Two women looking forward to a few days' vacation with their husbands and their infant children. Victims of Tuesday night's attack at Istanbul's main airport have left behind mourning friends and relatives who are now struggling to deal with their loss. Here are some of their stories: