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  • 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…

  • After Christie’s privatization, NJ lottery missing targets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Chris Christie privatized the management of 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 2015 Preliminary Baseball Salaries

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 2015 salaries for the 897 major league baseball players on active rosters, disabled lists and the restricted list as of 3 p.m. EDT on March 31. Figures were obtained by…

  • Morgan Stanley cuts estimate of US online bet market in half

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Morgan Stanley has cut its estimate of the potential U.S. Internet gambling market by nearly half. The firm now estimates the nationwide online betting market at $2.7 billion by 2020,…

  • Thousands of Detroit-area homeowners try to stop foreclosure

    DETROIT (AP) — More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage…

  • Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft’s Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various PC manufacturers have been…