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US indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw from the hole

BY STAN CHOE NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes nudged higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier...

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

BY JIM SUHR KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant...

Honda denies covering up dangers of Takata air bags

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of...

New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West. Sales new...

Sears closes another 20 stores

BY ANNE D'INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is closing another 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. Real estate...

Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money

BY JAN M. OLSEN COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's prime minister warned Brazil's president on Friday to curb deforestation in the Amazon or Norway will...

Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting risk

BY YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off...

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

BY JULIE CARR SMYTH and GEOFF MULVIHILL COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's...

World shares mixed as investors assess oil, China clampdown

BY KELVIN CHAN HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed on Friday as oil prices stabilized and investors assessed Beijing's moves to tighten...

Eurozone economy enjoyed ‘best quarter in over 6 years’

LONDON (AP) — The economy of the 19-country eurozone has just enjoyed its best quarter for more than six years, according to a closely...

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Lee Commission pursuing Edison Farms land for conservation

The Lee County Commission voted to begin negotiations to purchase the piece of Estero wetlands known as Edison Farms. The 4,000-acre property has been high...

Britain’s Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of an infection and will not be able to attend the...

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

BY BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republicans can enjoy some breathing room after winning a Georgia special congressional race that morphed...

Citizens’ Insurance proposes rate hike

Property Insurance rates could be on the rise for some around the state next year, as the Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors voted...