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  • Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The governor of the nation’s top cheese-producing state has finished up a presidential campaign stop in the capital of cheesesteaks without committing any dietary gaffes. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got his sandwich…

  • US indexes advance on strong earnings; China stabilizes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks steadied and U.S. markets advanced Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies. The recovery comes after five straight days of losses…

  • All New Jersey troopers to get body cameras within a year

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey plans to put body cameras on all state troopers who work in the field and is issuing guidelines on how local police forces statewide should use the devices. Acting…

  • 2 injection wells shut down, 1 curbing activity after quakes

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says two oil and gas wastewater injection wells are shutting down and one is reducing operations in the Crescent area following several earthquakes. The commission said Tuesday…

  • NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday that the developer of a commercial spacecraft that broke apart over the Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against the possibility of human error,…

  • Excerpts from Goodell decision to uphold Brady suspension

    NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension: THE CONCLUSION: “Notwithstanding my enormous respect for his accomplishments on the field and for…

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit July 27 18,112,975 Statutory debt…

  • US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for…

  • Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over. Spending on health care will outpace the nation’s overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday,…

  • Virginia business leaders pitch plan for state incentives

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s sluggish economy can be helped with more regional cooperation goosed along by state-funded incentives, business leaders said Tuesday. Corporate titans, university heads and top elected leaders unveiled a new initiative…

  • Crude rises

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 59 cents — closing at $47.98 a barrel.

  • Gold, silver mixed

    The July gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1096.30 an ounce — down $.20. The current silver contract on the “NYMEX” closed at $14.63 an ounce — up 4 cents.

  • What’s in the 6-year Senate transportation bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall. With a Friday…

  • Administration wants to give prisoners access to Pell grants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars. The aid would come in the form of Pell grants, which are…

  • High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at…

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