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Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. U.S. stocks are making modest gains as energy companies rise with oil prices and banks also move higher. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 22, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping Tuesday as industrial companies, retailers and smaller and more U.S.-focused companies take losses. Banks are rising as Congress prepares to loosen some of the rules that have governed the industry since the 2008 financial crisis. Automakers are climbing after...
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Culinary Union members exit a university arena after voting on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels. A majority yes vote would not immediately affect the casinos, but it would give union negotiators a huge bargaining chip by allowing them to call for a strike at any time starting June 1. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
May 22, 2018 - 3:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers packed a university arena in red T-shirts and resort uniforms as they voted Tuesday on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have huge financial implications for the tourist-dependent destination. Members of the Culinary...
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May 22, 2018 - 2:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's seven casinos all remained profitable during the first quarter of this year, but those profits are shrinking even as two competitors prepare to join the market. Figures released Tuesday by the state Casino Control Commission show Atlantic City's casinos...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, people gather at the ZTE booth at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Chinese telecommunications company ZTE has halted its main operations after U.S. authorities cut off its access to American suppliers as President Donald Trump steps up pressure over trade and technology issues with Beijing. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
May 22, 2018 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...
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In this May 11, 2018, photo, Danielle Schumacher, CEO and co-founder of THC Staffing Group, a recruitment firm that encourages a more diverse cannabis industry workforce, smells some cannabis flowers at Berkeley Patients Group in Berkeley, Calif. Women have made inroads in the male-dominated cannabis business. But they still face a so-called grass ceiling as the industry grows and becomes more mainstream. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 22, 2018 - 2:50 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student, who remembers feeling out of place but also determined to...
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Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. U.S. stocks are making modest gains as energy companies rise with oil prices and banks also move higher. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 22, 2018 - 2:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Banks are rising Tuesday as Congress prepares to loosen some of the rules that have governed the industry since the 2008 financial crisis. Indexes are little changed overall as industrial companies and retailers take losses. Automakers are climbing after China said it will reduce...
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May 22, 2018 - 1:22 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican bank says it earned 31.9 million euros in profits last year, down from 36 million euros in 2016, as it works to pursue ethical investments even at the risk of losing money and clients. The Institute for Religious Works issued its annual report Tuesday showing assets...
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May 22, 2018 - 12:46 pm
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday blocked The Associated Press and at least two other news organizations from attending a national summit on harmful water contaminants. The meeting, convened in Washington by EPA chief Scott Pruitt, was open to invited media only, EPA spokesman Jahan...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
May 22, 2018 - 10:46 am
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In this May 16, 2018 photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Four Democratic senators are asking Pruitt for details about his new legal defense fund. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 22, 2018 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing with a slate of toxic chemicals contaminating some drinking water systems around the country is a national priority, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said Tuesday. Pruitt, who drew scrutiny from lawmakers after EPA emails released this month showed that...
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