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Hungary blasts EU on migration amid chaos at train station

Pablo Gorondi and Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:21am

Hungary's leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders for lacking urgency in dealing with Europe's migrant crisis as chaos reigned back home, where migrants by the thousands surged into Budapest's main train station after police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance.

Global stocks gain; Europe's central bank promises support

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 7:41am

Stocks are moving steadily higher in the U.S. and Europe as markets regain their footing after a turbulent few weeks.

US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 7:31am

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones.

The Latest: ECB's Draghi says inflation target must stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 7:22am

The latest on the European economy as the European Central Bank meets to discuss its monetary policy (all times local):

Modigliani nude masterpiece could bring $100M at NYC auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 10:02am

A painting of a female nude by Amedeo Modigliani (ah-mah-DAY'-oh moh-deel-YAH'-nee) that caused a scandal nearly a century ago is going on the auction block for the first time.

Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

Anne Flaherty, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 10:01am

Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed or lied to them about job prospects, according to government data released Thursday. Already, claims totaling about $40 million in loans have been approved.

Coast Guard: Part of Mississippi River closed to traffic after tow boat collision, oil spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:51am

Coast Guard: Part of Mississippi River closed to traffic after tow boat collision, oil spill.

Part of Mississippi River closes; 2 boats collide, spill oil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:51am

The U.S. Coast Guard says part of the Mississippi River has been closed as crews investigate and clean up an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats.

Feds investigate radiation exposure at Idaho nuclear plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:30am

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating a recent incident at a plant that manufactures radioactive products in Idaho Falls.

US services firms expand rapidly, lifted by strong sales

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:30am

U.S. services companies expanded at a healthy pace in August, lifted by robust consumer spending resulting from steady job gains.

Volkswagen finance chief Poetsch set to become new chairman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:30am

Volkswagen says its chief financial officer, Hans Dieter Poetsch, is set to become its new chairman — filling the position that longtime company patriarch Ferdinand Piech vacated in April.

Disabled vet suing Reno Housing Authority over US labor laws

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:21am

The Reno Housing Authority is being accused of violating U.S. labor laws by hiring assistant apartment managers at public housing units to work long hours for only a fraction of the minimum wage with no overtime in exchange for free rent.

Leon Gorman, longtime LL Bean leader, dies at 80

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:02am

Leon Gorman, a grandson of L.L. Bean who led a modernization of his family's outdoor clothing and gear retail business after the founder's death, died Thursday at his home in Yarmouth. He was 80.

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.89 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:01am

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week after a sharp drop the previous week, as global markets continued to whipsaw amid economic disruption in China and uncertainty over Federal Reserve interest-rate policy.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:41am

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

General Mills selling Green Giant, Le Sueur for $765M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:30am

General Mills is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash.

French farmers stage 1,000-strong tractor protest in Paris

Maggy Donaldson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:21am

More than 1,000 tractors — and a few cows — descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for their goods and high taxes.

Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:01am

The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Aug. 30, 2015

Regents expect to name next University of Iowa president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 7:31am

Members of the University of Iowa's governing board are meeting to select the school's next president.