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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index, right, that fell 60.34 points to 20,170.07 at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Asian markets were mostly lower Wednesday after overnight losses on Wall Street. A global stock benchmark provider's decision to add mainland China-listed shares to its widely followed stock indexes did little to boost risk appetite as the decision was widely expected. Other indexes shown in the photo are: China's Shenzheng Composite index, top left, Shanghai Composite index, top second left, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index, bottom second left. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 21, 2017 - 12:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower Wednesday after overnight losses on Wall Street. A global stock benchmark provider's decision to add mainland China-listed shares to its widely followed stock indexes did little to boost risk appetite as the decision was widely expected. Oil...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, Funky Monkey Toys store owner Tom Jones plays with a fidget spinner in Oxford, Mich. Fidget spinners are among the those on the annual list of hazardous summer toys compiled by World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc., a nonprofit consumer watchdog. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
June 21, 2017 - 12:24 am
BOSTON (AP) — A consumer watchdog group says those wildly popular fidget spinners aren't as harmless as they might appear. Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm is scheduled to address spinners and other fad items when the nonprofit organization presents its annual list of unsafe summer...
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June 20, 2017 - 10:49 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Global stock benchmark provider MSCI has made a long-awaited decision to add mainland China-listed shares to its widely followed stock indexes. MSCI said Tuesday that it's including yuan-denominated "A-shares" of 222 large Chinese companies to its Emerging Markets index. It said...
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FILE- In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Nevada state Sen. Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, smells a sample of marijuana as Christopher Price, a ''budtender'' at the Blum medical marijuana dispensary, describes the operation during a brief tour a the store in Reno, Nev. Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
June 20, 2017 - 9:49 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Recreational sales of marijuana in Nevada may not begin next month after all. A judge added to the uncertainty Tuesday when he extended a temporary order barring the state from issuing pot distribution licenses to existing medical marijuana dispensaries so they can begin...
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FILE- In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Nevada state Sen. Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, smells a sample of marijuana as Christopher Price, a ''budtender'' at the Blum medical marijuana dispensary, describes the operation during a brief tour a the store in Reno, Nev. Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
June 20, 2017 - 9:23 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Recreational sales of marijuana in Nevada may not begin next month after all. A judge added to the uncertainty Tuesday when he extended a temporary order barring the state from issuing pot distribution licenses to existing medical marijuana dispensaries so they can begin...
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June 20, 2017 - 9:23 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The nation's largest servicer of federal student loans has lobbied against states' efforts to license student loan servicers in Maine and elsewhere this year as it seeks to become the nation's single servicer of student loans under a plan backed by U.S. Education Secretary...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, a customer sets up his new iPhone 7 Plus, right, as he switches from the iPhone 6 at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue during the release of the Apple iPhone 7 and the latest Apple Watches, in Chicago. Apple is intensifying its legal battle with Qualcomm over the technology in iPhones and iPads as Apple seeks to void some of the chip maker’s patent claims and licensing agreements. Qualcomm has disputed Apple’s claims that Qualcomm is overcharging for patent-related license fees on iPhone and iPad sales. Apple says that a recent Supreme Court ruling strengthens its argument that Qualcomm cannot continue to demand royalties for patents after selling its cellular chips. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
June 20, 2017 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is seeking to void some of Qualcomm's patent claims and licensing agreements, intensifying its legal battle with the chip maker over the technology in iPhones and iPads. In a federal court filing Tuesday, Apple cited a Supreme Court ruling last month that a printer-cartridge...
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FILE- In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Nevada state Sen. Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, smells a sample of marijuana as Christopher Price, a ''budtender'' at the Blum medical marijuana dispensary, describes the operation during a brief tour a the store in Reno, Nev. Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
June 20, 2017 - 7:42 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Recreational sales of marijuana in Nevada may not begin next month after all. A judge added to the uncertainty Tuesday when he extended a temporary order preventing the state from issuing pot distribution licenses to existing medical marijuana dispensaries so they can begin...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks in the Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Ill. Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. They're expected to return to Springfield for a special session starting Wednesday, June 21, 2017, facing higher stakes to get a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.(Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
June 20, 2017 - 7:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. Lawmakers blew past a budget deadline last month,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, file photo, an Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. Besides the built-in tipping option announced Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Uber is giving drivers an opportunity to make more money when passengers keep them waiting or don’t cancel rides within two minutes. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 20, 2017 - 3:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. Besides the built-in tipping option announced Tuesday, Uber is giving drivers an opportunity to...
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