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  • new storyUK state to start selling shares in nationalized bank RBS 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 1:10 pm

    LONDON - The British government said Monday it will start selling its majority stake in taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland - the first step in recovering money from the country's costliest-ever bank rescue.

  • new storyGoldman Sachs raises range of potential legal costs 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 1:10 pm

    NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised the upper end of its estimate for "reasonably possible" legal expenses to $5.9 billion, according to a regulatory filing.

  • new storyUS stocks edge lower as energy sector slumps story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 12:29 pm

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday, led by a slumping energy sector as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods dropped after cutting its earnings outlook for the year.

  • new storyGreek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 12:10 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's top companies lost billions in market value in a matter of minutes on Monday, when the stock exchange plunged upon reopening after a five-week closure and investors worried over a dramatic new drop in the economy.

  • US manufacturing growth slows in July story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 11:21 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. factories were a little less busy last month.

  • July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:56 am

    OMAHA, Nebraska - Slumping numbers in a July survey suggest there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued Monday.

  • Grain lower, livestock higher 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:52 am

    CHICAGO - Grain futures were lower in early trading Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

  • Gas prices fall more than a nickel in New Hampshire 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:26 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.60.

  • Brothers start up artisan distillery in Madison County 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 4:05 am

    ANDERSON, Indiana - The journey for two brothers starting up the first artisan distillery in Madison County began, ironically enough, in the Appalachian mountains.

  • Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 12:56 am

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning.

  • Lancaster family ripped apart by greed, murder 30 years ago 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 9:30 am

    LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - Here's what has stuck with them for 30 years, since the day that Steven Benson blew up his family in a Chevy Suburban in the driveway of their Florida home, in a greedy attempt to inherit a $10 million Lancaster tobacco company fortune:

  • 2 men who built Thunder Road remember Carowinds coaster 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 12:05 am

    ROCK HILL, South Carolina - Thirty-nine years later Ray Hargis still treasures the photo.

  • US presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley visits Puerto Rico story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 9:16 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley became the first Democratic presidential candidate to make a campaign stop in Puerto Rico this year as part of an effort to woo Latino voters.

  • Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 5:34 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the African nation. Palmer has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

  • Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:13 am

    EDWARDS, Colorado - Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize.

  • Lincoln shop customizing Harley bike for motorcycle rally 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 10:32 am

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - He was paying nothing for tuition on a full-ride football scholarship, living rent-free in the house his parents bought, and had already put in three years toward his goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

  • USS Monitor gun turret from Civil War on display at museum 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 9:52 am

    NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - The ruddied brown of centuries-old iron serves as a constant source of excitement at the Mariners' Museum: a peek into history for casual visitors, an endless resource for Civil War buffs and a revolution in naval warfare that sits not half an hour away from Norfolk Naval Station.

  • Treasure Coast salvors search for gold, jewels, artifacts 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 1:46 am

    VERO BEACH, Florida - Every day of summer, the boats show up somewhere along the ocean off the Treasure Coast.

  • Kansas collects $3.7M less in taxes than expected this month 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 7:38 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas reported Friday that it collected slightly less in taxes this month than expected, and officials attributed the $3.7 million shortfall largely to a national softness in consumer spending affecting sales tax revenues.

  • Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:40 pm

    NEW YORK - As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.

  • Returning emigrants could overwhelm Portugal, analysts say 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:04 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese analysts are warning that the country's feeble economy and overburdened welfare programs are at risk from a potentially massive return of emigrants who left in search of jobs during the eurozone's recent financial crisis.

  • Spain to give civil servants first pay rise in 5 years 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 9:32 am

    MADRID - Spain's prime minister Friday promised a 1 percent pay rise for Spain's 2.5 million civil servants in the 2016 budget, their first hike in five years after public spending was reined in because of the country's economic crisis.

  • US paychecks grow at record-slow pace in 2nd quarter 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 9:21 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers.

  • New Salt Springs Brewery set to open this week in Saline 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 7:20 pm

    SALINE, Michigan - When you talk to the people behind Salt Springs Brewery in Saline, one word continuously comes up in conversation: craftsmanship.

  • Mexico ups dollar auction to $200 million to boost peso 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:05 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's central bank said Thursday it will increase dollar auctions from $52 million to $200 million per day through the end of September to stabilize the badly weakened peso.