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Cable cars, buses stall as workers call in sick

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's famed cable cars stopped running Monday and the rest of the city transit system experienced delays when drivers called in sick a few days after a contract vote, officials said.

Seattle council passes $15 minimum wage

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council has passed an ordinance that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation.

Gambler says he wasn't involved in inside trading

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas gambler being investigated for possible insider trading involving golfer Phil Mickelson and investor Carl Icahn says it's "preposterous to think" he would be involved in any such activity.

FAA considers approving drones for filming movies

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is considering giving permission to seven movie and television filming companies to use unmanned aircraft for aerial photography, a potentially significant step that could lead to greater relaxation of the agency's ban on commercial use of drones.

'Maleficent' debuts with $69.4 million

NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie scared up $69.4 million over the weekend for Disney's "Maleficent," trouncing the other new wide-release, Seth MacFarlane's comic Western "A Million Ways to Die in the West." The Universal comedy opened with $16.8 million.

US Treasury bond market at a glance

Key barometers in the Treasury market late Monday, compared with late Friday. Price changes in the 10-year note and 30-year bond are per $100 invested:

Pollution rule tricky for coal country Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to curb power plant pollution put Democrats running for office in coal country in a tough spot on Monday: Criticize their president, or side with him and become part of what could be a major drag on their region's economy.

Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers

NEW YORK (AP) - Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal - and companies that produce cleaner fuels or efficiency technologies - are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration's new proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Man who disrupted Oregon flight gets probation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Alaska Airlines passenger who tried to open an emergency exit during a flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Portland was sentenced Monday to three years on probation.

FAA considers approving drones for filming movies

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is considering giving permission to seven movie and television filming companies to use unmanned aircraft for aerial photography, a potentially significant step that could lead to greater relaxation of the agency's ban on commercial use of drones.

Obama administration emphasizes fall protection

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million U.S. workers and over 25,000 businesses are expected to participate in "safety stand-downs" in all 50 states this week to emphasize the importance of workplace safety and guarding against falls, the leading cause of death in the construction industry.

Man who disrupted Oregon flight gets probation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Arizona man who tried to open an emergency exit during a flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Portland, Oregon, has been sentenced to three years on probation.

Pollution rule tricky for coal country Democrats

President Barack Obama's plan to curb power plant pollution puts Democrats running for office in coal country in a tough spot: Criticize their president, or side with him and become part of what could be a major drag on their region's economy.

Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers

NEW YORK (AP) - Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal, or that produce power-saving technology, are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration's new proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Stocks recover after manufacturing report revised

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were mixed Monday afternoon after a trade group said U.S. manufacturing grew at a brisk pace last month, correcting its earlier statement that growth had slowed. Investors were caught off guard since changes to such reports are very unusual.

Reaction to Obama's global warming plan

Reaction from lawmakers, environmental activists, industry groups and others to President Barack Obama's proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants:

Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

CHICAGO (AP) - Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.

Ballmer brings cheer, competitiveness to Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Ballmer is expected to bring that boosterism to the hardwood down south.

Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

CHICAGO (AP) - Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.

Ballmer brings cheer, competitiveness to Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Ballmer is expected to bring that boosterism to the hardwood down south.

Reaction to Obama's global warming plan

Reaction from lawmakers, environmental activists, industry groups and others to President Barack Obama's proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants:

US targets European bank hackers in mass theft

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Russian computer hacker is accused of leading a worldwide conspiracy that targeted hundreds of thousands of computers with malware that enabled his group to steal more than $100 million from business and other bank accounts.

US targets European bank hackers in mass theft

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Russian computer hacker is accused of leading a worldwide conspiracy that targeted hundreds of thousands of computers with malware that enabled his group to steal more than $100 million from business and other bank accounts.

White House wants delay in DOD immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has asked the Department of Defense to delay a plan that would allow some immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children to obtain a limited path to citizenship by serving in the military.

BC-USDA-Eastern Cornbelt Hog Report

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Des Moines, Iowa Mon, Jun 02, 2014 USDA Market News
EASTERN CORNBELT DAILY DIRECT MORNING HOG REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN
PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Monday, June 2, 2014 (As of 9:30 AM)
CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE TYPE
BARROWS & GILTS LIVE AND CARCASS BASIS
Estimated Actual...

Idaho luxury home items center of legal battle

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Arizona developer and the owner of a California car dealership are fighting over high-end appliances and hundreds of other items removed from an 11,000-square-foot luxury home in northern Idaho just before a foreclosure sale.

BC-USDA-Midwest Regional Eggs

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Des Moines, IA Mon. Jun 02, 2014 USDA Market News
SHELL EGGS: Daily Midwest Regional Eggs
Midwest delivered asking prices are 3 cents higher for Extra Large and
Large, and 2 cents higher for Medium. Daily producer prices are steady. The
undertone is steady. Demand is moderate. Offerings are light to...

EU asks Italy, France to do more to tackle debt

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Commission, acting as the 28-nation bloc's economic watchdog, is urging Italy and France to do more to bring their debt under control and push ahead with structural reforms to promote growth.

No cable cars in San Francisco; workers out sick

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's famed cable cars were not running Monday morning and the rest of the city's transit system was experiencing rush-hour delays after workers called in sick, transportation officials said.

Idaho luxury home items center of legal battle

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A California car dealership owner and an Arizona developer are fighting over items removed from an 11,000-square-foot luxury home in northern Idaho just before a foreclosure sale.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. manufacturers grew at a slower pace in May as measures of orders and production dipped. Factories also added jobs at a slower pace.

US construction spending up 0.2 percent in April

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. construction spending posted a modest gain in April, helped by increases in home building and government construction that lifted total activity to the highest level in five years.

FBI issues nationwide alert for San Francisco man

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The FBI has issued a nationwide alert to law enforcement agencies about a San Francisco social media consultant they consider armed and dangerous who is wanted on suspicion of possessing explosives.

Stock futures rise ahead of manufacturing report

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock futures are creeping higher Monday, ahead of a closely watched manufacturing report. The Standard & Poor's 500 index appears poised to add to its record high reached last week.

New digital music store to cater to theater fans

NEW YORK (AP) - The digital age virtually wiped out specialty theater record stores where show-tune lovers could browse aisles bursting with cast albums and sheet music. Now some entrepreneurs are hoping to bring back such an experience - online, of course.

Unilever banners in Myanmar used extremist symbol

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Consumer products giant Unilever was scrambling Monday to remove advertising banners from shops in western Myanmar that prominently displayed the symbol of the Buddhist extremist movement blamed for a wave of bloody attacks against minority Muslims.

New allergy tablets offer alternative to shots

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get allergy shots for years to gradually reduce their immune system's over-reaction.

Marathon Oil selling Norway ops in $2.7B deal

HOUSTON (AP) - Marathon Oil is selling its Norwegian business to Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA in a deal valued at about $2.7 billion as it streamlines operations and hones its focus on the U.S.

New allergy tablets offer alternative to shots

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get allergy shots for years to gradually reduce their immune system's over-reaction.

Swiss-made solar plane makes maiden flight

BERLIN (AP) - A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft has made a successful inaugural flight as its makers prepare for what they hope will be the first round-the-world solar flight.

Samsung set to sell first Tizen phone in 3Q

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it will begin selling a smartphone using its Tizen operating system in the third quarter of this year, advancing the company's plans to reduce dependence on Google's Android software.

Malaysia says Cadbury chocolates free from pork

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Cadbury chocolates sold in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pork, the country's top Islamic body said Monday in a statement that should lessen calls for a boycott of the British confectionary company after earlier tests suggested two types of chocolate bar contained pig DNA.

EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting the first national limits on the chief gas linked to global warming.

Clues sought in deadly Massachusetts jet crash

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Federal transportation investigators have begun piecing together clues about what went wrong during the attempted takeoff of a Gulfstream jet that crashed and killed all seven people on board, including Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz.

Malaysia says Cadbury chocolates free from pork

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's Islamic body says that Cadbury chocolates have been cleared of containing pig DNA, easing outrage among Muslim groups who had called for a boycott of all Cadbury products.

Philly Inquirer co-owner among 7 dead in jet crash

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz was killed along with six other people in a fiery plane crash in Massachusetts, just days after reaching a deal that many hoped would end months of infighting at the newspaper and help restore it to its former glory.

EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting in motion one of the most significant actions to address global warming in U.S. history.

Asian stocks higher after record Wall Street close

TOKYO (AP) - Share prices rose cautiously in Asia on Monday, after the Dow Jones index closed last week at a record high and market players waited for a U.S. jobs report later in the week for confirmation of such optimism about the American economy.

Gates says fixing education toughest challenge

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates says eradicating malaria, tuberculosis and polio is easier than fixing the United States' education system. But what he says he really wishes he could do is write a check to eliminate biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.

$25 million settlement in NY veterans charity case

NEW YORK (AP) - A direct-mail fundraising company that sent solicitations on behalf of a disabled-veterans charity but took in most of the money raised will pay $9.7 million in damages and the charity will reorganize its board and reform its practices as part of a $24.6 million settlement, the state attorney general's office said.

EPA to seek to cut power plant carbon by one-third

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Monday will unveil a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2020, setting in motion one of the most significant actions to address global warming in U.S. history.

Philly Inquirer co-owner among 7 dead in jet crash

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz was killed along with six other people in a fiery plane crash in Massachusetts, just days after reaching a deal that many hoped would end months of infighting at the newspaper and help restore it to its former glory.

Senate to take up new VA bill after scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Details of a refashioned bill to address the problems plaguing the federally run veterans' health care system were released Sunday by its sponsor, the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Katz dies at 72

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lewis Katz, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets, NHL's New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Inquirer, died in a weekend plane crash. He was 72.

Philly Inquirer co-owner among 7 dead in jet crash

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz was killed along with six other people in a fiery plane crash in Massachusetts, just days after reaching a deal that many hoped would end months of infighting at the newspaper and help restore it to its former glory.

Senate to take up new VA bill after scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs committee has released details of a refashioned bill to address the problems plaguing the federally run veterans' health care system.

Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Katz dies at 72

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lewis Katz, who made his fortune in the parking lot business and went on to buy basketball's New Jersey Nets, hockey's New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Inquirer, has died in a plane crash. He was 72.

Publishers, public meet at BookExpo

NEW YORK (AP) - Publishers and the public met this weekend at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention, and seemed to speak in different languages.

Publishers, public meet at BookExpo

NEW YORK (AP) - Publishers and the public met this weekend at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention, and seemed to speak in different languages.

Obama to urge Europe to keep up pressure on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will press European leaders this week to keep up pressure on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, while seeking to assuage fears from Poland and other NATO allies that the West could slip back into a business-as-usual relationship with Moscow.

New York medical database aids doctors, patients

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York has been quietly building a statewide system of comprehensive medical records, planning to open computer links where patients and doctors can reference entire health histories.

New York medical database aids doctors, patients

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is quietly building one of the nation's largest computer databases of medical records, a system that when finished will allow patients and doctors alike to see complete health histories in one place and promises to save millions in costs by avoiding redundant tests and unneeded hospital admissions.

Annual Warren Buffett lunch auction begins Sunday

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The San Francisco homeless charity that benefits from the annual auction of a private lunch with Warren Buffett hopes another buyer will pay more than $1 million for the privilege this year.

Annual Warren Buffett lunch auction begins Sunday

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Before billionaire businessman Warren Buffett started auctioning off private lunches to benefit the Glide Foundation, he was skeptical of the San Francisco charity where his first wife was volunteering.

Obama to urge Europe to keep up pressure on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will press European leaders this week to keep up pressure on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, while seeking to assuage fears from Poland and other NATO allies that the West could slip back into a business-as-usual relationship with Moscow.

Weekend: A mixture of farm and art

The Crawford Street Market is set to open on Saturday, June 7 in downtown Findlay. It's a combination of a farmers' market and Art-See-Mart. The market will provide a venue downtown in which local growers may sell locally -grown produce and products directly to the consumers. Local artists can offer their fine art creations, handmade craft and related items. The market will combine the traditional farmers' market with art vendors in a centralized location for the 2014 season. The Crawford...

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OSU recognizes attorneys' pro bono work

The Public Interest Law Foundation of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law recognizes the pro bono work of two attorneys with its Excellence in Public Service Award

Mickelson says he's cooperating in trading probe

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson said he is cooperating in an insider trading investigation involving him, activist investor Carl Icahn and Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters. The five-time major champion maintains he has done nothing wrong.

Biden to Delaware grads: Embrace challenges

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Today's college graduates are stepping into a rapidly changing world that presents profound dangers and challenges as well as incredible opportunities, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday in a commencement speech at his alma mater, the University of Delaware.

Warnings on 'gaming' patient waits go back years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest report about problems at the VA that led to Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation is hardly the first independent review that documented long wait times for some patients seeking health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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