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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his state won't comply with Obama climate change plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican eyeing a presidential run in 2016, says President Barack Obama's plan to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants is "unworkable."...

Gov't will likely estimate US economy shrank last quarter, but rising growth is seen ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come....

FIFA probe puts a spotlight on the role of Traffic Sports and other sports marketing firms
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena....

Android's next version to offer new ways to fetch information, pay merchants, protect privacy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable....

Google rolls out mobile app, website offering unlimited free storage of digital photos, videos
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free....

Applications for US unemployment aid rise, yet low total suggests healthy job market
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market....

California senators criticize response to coastal oil spill, say actions 'insufficient'
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- California's U.S. senators say the response to last week's oil spill that blackened beaches and created a 10-square-mile slick on the Pacific was "insufficient."...

Uber, Lyft push back against NYC proposal to regulate app-based ride-hailing services
NEW YORK (AP) -- Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition....

Avago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion as chipmakers seek new avenues of growth
NEW YORK (AP) -- Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller chipmakers....

Judge: Convictions stand in Georgia peanut trial after potential jury misconduct investigated
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys' claims of jury misconduct....

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Automakers, government reveal models in expanded Takata air bag inflator recall

US stock markets edge lower as Greece debt deadline looms; China's Shanghai index tumbles

Express, Broadcom, Tilly's, Abercrombie & Fitch and GoPro are big market movers

US stocks finish modestly lower following big sell-off in China

Figures on government spending and debt

Teva will pay $1.2 billion to settle charges of blocking low-cost generics to sleeping pill

Discount retailer Dollar General promotes Todd Vasos as its new chief executive officer


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