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  • After Christie’s privatization, NJ lottery missing targets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey’s lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would “modernize and maximize” the games. Instead, a lottery once ranked among the nation’s top performers is…

  • AP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4…

  • Scion youth looks to sedan, hatchback to revive sales

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota is turning to a sporty hatchback and a low-cost sedan to restore some hipness — and sales — to its youth-oriented Scion brand. If it snags a few baby boomers…

  • A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence urged lawmakers Tuesday to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new law that critics fear could…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Iran nuclear talks push past deadline; gaps still to bridge on program restraints LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and…

  • Michigan State title would be worth $1 million to Vegas man

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Stevens didn’t need to fill out a bracket to become a big winner in the NCAA Tournament. He’s got a $1 million payout waiting if Michigan State keeps defying the…

  • Loan recipients on ‘strike’ meet with federal officials

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master’s degree that she’s joined others on a “debt strike” and refusing to…

  • Kansas collected $11M less in taxes than expected this month

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected $11 million less in taxes than expected this month, and top Republican legislators acknowledged Tuesday that they’ll be forced to consider larger tax increases than anticipated to balance the…

  • US Steel to idle part of Minntac; 680 layoffs expected

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Steel Corp. said Tuesday it plans to idle part of its Minntac plant at Minnesota’s biggest iron mine, resulting in about 680 layoffs. It’s the latest symptom of a downturn in…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a…

  • Who’s Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more

    NEW YORK (AP) — Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music.…

  • Late slide in stocks erases much of the previous day’s gain

    The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day’s big rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200…

  • 2015 Baseball Preliminary Salaries

    ——— NEW YORK METS David Wright $19,347,171 Curtis Granderson 16,000,000 Bartolo Colon 11,000,000 Michael Cuddyer 8,500,000 Daniel Murphy 8,000,000 Jonathon Niese 7,050,000 Dillon Gee 5,300,000 Lucas Duda 4,200,000 Bobby Parnell 3,700,000 Jenrry Mejia 2,595,000 Jerry…

  • 2015 Baseball Preliminary Salaries

    ——— ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Trevor Cahill $12,200,000 Aaron Hill 12,000,000 Bronson Arroyo 9,500,000 Cody Ross 9,500,000 Mark Trumbo 6,900,000 Yasmany Tomas 5,500,000 Brad Ziegler 5,000,000 Addison Reed 4,875,000 Jeremy Hellickson 4,275,000 Cliff Pennington 3,275,000 Paul Goldschmidt…

  • 2015 Baseball Preliminary Salaries

    ——— MINNESOTA TWINS Joe Mauer $23,000,000 Ervin Santana 13,500,000 Ricky Nolasco 12,000,000 Torii Hunter 10,500,000 Phil Hughes 9,200,000 Kurt Suzuki 6,000,000 Mike Pelfrey 5,500,000 Trevor Plouffe 4,800,000 Glen Perkins 4,650,000 Tommy Milone 2,775,000 Brian Duensing…