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AP Top Business News At 12:05 a.m. EDT

EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing....

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured....

Greece says deal close, Schaeuble quashes optimism
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's cash-strapped government insisted Wednesday it was "very close" to reaching a vital deal with bailout lenders, but the optimism in Athens was swiftly shot down by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble....

UAW rival at VW represented by 'union avoidance' expert
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The rival group to the United Auto Workers union at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee brands itself as local, independent and free of outside influence or political agenda....

AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press....

Health law court case winner could be political loser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser....

Asia stocks uneven as Greece deadline looms, Tokyo gains
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks were uneven Thursday as hopes in Europe for a Greek bailout were welcomed by some regional markets and a cheap yen kept the upswing in Tokyo shares going....

FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating - and the government is taking note....

THE LATEST: Asian federation opposes change to FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:...

FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard
LONDON (AP) -- FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act - and fast - following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials....

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