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  • Dollar mixed

    The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.23 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Friday. And the dollar is trading at 15.25 Mexican pesos, down from late…

  • Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City chanting “Uber Out!” and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service. Some drove their pink-and-white cabs in ranks, snarling traffic along the…

  • Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the…

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Manufacturer Standings

    Through May 24 1. Chevrolet, 89 (7) 2. Ford, 74 (2) 3. Toyota, 65 (3)

  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It’s still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country’s official…

  • In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that…

  • Anonymous threats against airliners prompt plane searches

    NEW YORK (AP) — A series of anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners Monday, possibly from the same source, prompted searches of at least two planes at Kennedy Airport and nearly interrupted a third flight…

  • Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited,…

  • Protester leaves Shell ship after hanging on since Friday

    BELLINGHAM, Washington (AP) — A woman who has been hanging off the anchor chain of an Arctic oil-drilling support ship since Friday night has ended her protest north of Seattle. The Coast Guard says student…

  • Protester leaves Shell ship after hanging on since Friday

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The woman who has been hanging off the anchor chain of an Arctic oil-drilling support ship since Friday night has ended her protest north of Seattle. The Coast Guard says student…

  • ‘Tomorrowland’ takes top spot at box office on slow weekend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The future doesn’t look so bright for “Tomorrowland.” Disney’s expensive fantasy adventure essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $41.7 million in its first…

  • Company lowers worst-case scenario for California oil spill

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Plains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario. The company now says the estimate of the worst-case volume…

  • California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

    SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world’s driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed “a sunburnt country,” suffered a torturous…

  • Global stocks mostly higher in quiet trading day

    BEIJING (AP) — Stocks overseas have been mostly higher today on a quiet trading day. Wall Street is closed for the Memorial Day holiday. And markets in London and Hong Kong are also shut down…

  • Dollar unchanged

    The U.S. dollar is unchanged against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.23 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Friday. And the dollar is trading at 15.29 Mexican pesos, unchanged from late…