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Economic data on US, China boost stocks

FILE – This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Thursday, May 22, 2014, extending gains from a day earlier. Investors cheered earnings news from several...

More Departures From Haslam-owned Truck-stop Chain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With a year-long federal fraud investigation looming over it, the huge truck-stop chain owned by the family of the Cleveland Browns owner and Tennessee’s governor is doing some housecleaning at its highest levels. Several top executives at Pilot...
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Lifetime plans Whitney Houston-Bobby Brown movie

FILE – In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, actress Angela Bassett speaks on stage at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Lifetime TV channel says it will air a movie about the relationship of Whitney Houston and...
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Chicago Cubs-rooftop owners rivalry heats up

FILE – In this May 1, 2013, file photo, Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts speaks in Chicago about proposed renovations at Wrigley Field. The owners of the Chicago Cubs say they’re moving forward with plans to renovate and expand Wrigley Field, despite the threat of...

Facebook expands privacy checkup tool

NEW YORK (AP) — More Facebook users can expect to see a blue cartoon dinosaur popping up in their feeds, reminding them to check their privacy settings. No stranger to privacy fiascos, Facebook had already made the tool available to users who were posting public updates....

Horse dies in freakish accident at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A racehorse has died at Churchill Downs in a freakish accident that the trainer is blaming on the sound of a starting gate bell blaring on the track’s new sound system. Trainer Kenneth Wirth says the 5-year-old mare Never Tell Lynda was...
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Thunder cling to 2012 for little signs of hope

Oklahoma City Thunder players sit on the bench in the closing minutes of Game 2 of a Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 112-77. (AP Photo/Darren Abate) Oklahoma City...
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Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

Graphic lists 10 fastest-growing cities in U.S. ; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm; Graphic lists 10 fastest-growing cities in U.S. ; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm; Buy AP Photo Reprints HOUSTON (AP) — Oil equals boom — especially in population right now. And...
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Army Corps sued over river-management approaches

FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2012 file photo, a barge powers its way up the Mississippi River in St. Louis. Environmental groups have sued the Army Corps of Engineers over the agency’s use of man-made structures meant to keep the Mississippi River navigable. The federal...

Hess Stations To Be Renamed, But Trucks Roll On

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — The Hess name will disappear from gas station signs after a $2.87 billion deal to sell the chain to Marathon Petroleum’s Speedway, but the holidays will still see the popular Hess toy truck. The deal gives Marathon Petroleum the retail operations of...