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  • Senate debates bill on congressional approval of Iran deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday urged his colleagues to back legislation empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran and warned GOP presidential hopefuls not to…

  • Stocks move mostly higher; Health care rebounds

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving mostly higher as the health care sector rebounds from a slump the day before. Drugmaker Merck jumped 5 percent in midday trading Tuesday, the most in the Dow…

  • Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recall fixes done

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren’t getting fixed quickly enough, the nation’s auto safety chief is hosting a gathering of automakers ay to search for solutions. In some recalls…

  • LG’s new G4 phones will have leather backs

    NEW YORK (AP) — LG is making smartphones with leather backs as it seeks to distinguish its phones from Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones. The message at Tuesday’s announcement of the new G4: We’re…

  • House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration’s recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba. The provision by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Cuban-American from Florida, would…

  • UPS 1Q profit up 14 percent to more than $1 billion

    DALLAS (AP) — UPS boosted first-quarter earnings by 14 percent as things like charging more for bulky but lightweight boxes helped increase U.S. revenue. The domestic growth offset international revenue that was hurt because sales…

  • Genetic testing moves into world of employee health

    Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug. Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose…

  • Obama welcomes Abe to White House with high ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pushed for closer trade ties with Japan Tuesday, hosting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House for a pageant-filled state visit even as he fended off critics of…

  • Stocks fluctuate as company earnings reports pour in

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fluctuated between gains and losses Tuesday as investors worked through the latest round of earnings reports. Pharmaceutical stocks rose after drug giant Merck reported better-than-expected results. Investors also reacted…

  • Golf course debate reflects Vietnam army’s capitalist streak

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout…

  • Nominees announced for new World Video Game Hall of Fame

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Fifteen video games that have engrossed gamers for untold hours were named finalists Tuesday for the new World Video Game Hall of Fame. The list includes arcade trailblazers Pong and Space…

  • US consumer confidence slides in April

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level in four months, knocked down by a slowdown in hiring. The Conference Board said Wednesday that its consumer confidence index fell to…

  • Trade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the “gold standard” in efforts to create open and fair trade. Now, early…

  • Grain mixed, livestock higher

    CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $4.7325 a bushel; July corn was .50 cent higher at $3.6525…

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit in Little League retribution case

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Connecticut father who said a baseball Little League demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team because of the father’s plans to…