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  • Regulators close case questioning California reactor repairs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators have closed a case that questioned whether Southern California Edison violated government rules when it installed faulty equipment at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Regulatory…

  • LinkedIn and Expedia are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE LinkedIn Corp., down $23.89 to $203.26 The professional networking service’s results…

  • Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner’s death

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the…

  • Taking on Bush and Rubio, Clinton calls for Cuba embargo end

    MIAMI (AP) — Drawing a sharp distinction with Republican rivals in the pivotal election state of Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has…

  • US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing with small losses, as a big drop in energy stocks offsets gains in other parts of the market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell four points, or…

  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world’s largest social network used a Facebook post Friday to announce that Chan…

  • Suit: Anti-abortion group recorded abortion providers

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An association of abortion providers moved Friday to block the release of recordings it claims were made by an anti-abortion group that has previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned…

  • 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 30 18,112,975 Statutory debt…

  • Orlando City: Stadium to be completed in 12 to 14 months

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando City Soccer officials said Friday that their new downtown stadium is expected to be completed by the end of the 2016 season. Team officials said during an unveiling of the…

  • Gold, silver gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — The August gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,094.90 an ounce — up $6.50. The current silver contract on the “NYMEX” closed at $14.75 an ounce…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of August 2-8. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless…

  • Dollar mixed

    The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.31 Canadian dollars, up from late Thursday. And the dollar is trading at 16.13 Mexican pesos, down from late…

  • Crude falls

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $1.40 — closing at $47.12 a barrel.

  • Greece’s stock market to reopen as bailout talks progress

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange will reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy as talks with international creditors shifted into high gear. The exchange has been closed since…

  • State sees no threat to rare species from coal mine’s growth

    GRANTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of the Environment says the growth of a coal mine near Grantsville is unlikely to threaten two rare aquatic species. The agency is proposing that Maryland Energy Resources…