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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging to new highs as retailers and clothing companies rise. Mining and basic materials companies are gaining ground as the dollar remains weak. Small companies and large technology firms are also advancing. Stock indexes closed at record levels Friday and are adding to their gains.

NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge says that Labor Department officials investigating gender pay bias had asked Google for data in a way that's too broad and intrusive on employee privacy. Google must still provide data on 8,000 employees — just not data on the more than 25,000 workers originally sought. At issue is whether Google pays women less than men. The Labor Department said in April that it found "systemic compensation disparities."

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is blaming the autopilot feature of his luxury electric car for a crash that sent him and four passengers into a marsh, causing minor injuries. David Clark, who lives in the suburban twin cities, says he was driving his Tesla Saturday when the car suddenly accelerated and overturned. Federal investigators reviewed a May 2016 crash near Gainesville, Florida, in which a Tesla driver using the autopilot feature was killed in a collision with a semi. Investigators concluded there was no safety defect involved in the crash.

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — A McDonald's promotion for free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day went awry because of a glitch with the fast food giant's mobile app. McDonald's offered a free vanilla cone to its app users Sunday. But after several users complained to McDonald's on Twitter that the app wasn't working, McDonald's told them to instead simply ask the cashier to honor the promotion.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri is no longer the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program. Republican Gov. Eric Greitens signed an executive order today, establishing a drug monitoring program that will focus on those prescribing the drugs and filling the prescriptions. The announcement was made at Express Scripts, a suburban St. Louis based pharmaceutical provider. The company will be a private-sector partner in the state program.

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