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TOKYO (AP) — Global markets mostly fell today as the rally from news of Apple's strong earnings that spurred record highs for the Dow Jones industrial average faded. Myriad worries over China's rising debt, weaker commodity prices and possible rising tensions between Beijing and Washington overshadowed Asian markets. U.S. shares are set to drift lower with Dow futures down 0.1 percent. S&P 500 futures were also lower, down nearly 0.2 percent.

UNDATED (AP) — Benchmark U.S. crude fell 9 cents to $49.50 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It added 43 cents to $49.59 overnight. Brent crude, the international standard, added 20 cents to $52.56 a barrel in London. The dollar was unchanged at 110.69 yen. The euro fell to $1.1838 from $1.1856.

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Voting has started in Mississippi among 3,700 employees who are deciding whether the United Auto Workers union should bargain for them with Nissan Motor Co. Workers began casting ballots early today and will continue until tomorrow evening, following intense lobbying by supporters and opponents that took on the trappings of a broader electoral campaign.

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has reversed his decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. In a statement, Pruitt presents the change as his agency being more responsive than past administrations to the needs of state environmental regulators. He makes no mention of the legal challenge filed in federal court.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In California and other states where marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use, pot store owners often find themselves nervously carrying around obscene amounts of cash. That's because most banks don't want anything to do with money linked to a plant that remains illegal under federal law. They're afraid they could be prosecuted. With all that cash, people in the pot business worry constantly about getting robbed.

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