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  • US stocks broadly lower; strong dollar hits oil and energy

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell broadly Tuesday as investors fretted about Greece’s debt crisis and soft demand for durable goods last month. A surge in the dollar pushed down energy prices, and, in…

  • Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

    NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.…

  • Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online

    NEW YORK (AP) — As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. And executives say…

  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are…

  • US stocks are broadly lower, led by a drop in energy sector

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower as traders return from the Memorial Day holiday. Energy stocks fell more than the rest of the market Tuesday as the price of crude oil fell.…

  • Navy medical research lab in Connecticut gets new commander

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A psychiatrist with lengthy service aboard submarines, Navy Capt. Steven Wechsler for the past three years has led a little-known medical research laboratory in Groton, where teams of scientists work to…

  • French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use

    PARIS (AP) — France’s lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country’s reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures. The French government wants to be…

  • Greece mulls levy on undeclared deposits to raise cash

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is proposing to legalize tax-dodgers’ undeclared money for a fee, a way to raise money as the country tries to reach a deal with creditors to get more bailout money…

  • US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in…

  • Correction: Charlottesville-Brewing Certificate story

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a story May 24 about a certificate program in craft brewing, The Associated Press misidentified two people. Levi Duncan is the lead brewer at Champion Brewing Company in Charlottesville, not…

  • Russia cuts 2018 World Cup budget by more than $70 million

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has cut its budget for the 2018 World Cup by more than $70 million. When Russia won the bid to host the event, its economy was booming. But under…

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed

    CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was down 8.5 cents to $5.0675 a bushel; July corn was 2.5 cents lower…

  • Supreme Court sides with KBR in false claims dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of defense contractor KBR Inc. in a whistleblower lawsuit over claims that the company overbilled the government for work in Iraq. The justices ruled unanimously…

  • Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can’t do much better than actor Liam Neeson. That’s the conclusion of the Nielsen company, which looked at celebrities who made…

  • US new-home sales jump in April

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans bought new homes in April — evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales climbed 6.8 percent last month…