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  • WASHINGTON— Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts. In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from executive compensation to the latest research on lead paint. "It was like I hadn't left Harvard," Roland Fryer,...

  • CORDOVA, Md.— Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm— a job he now pays three men to do. Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, says he would like to buy one for his Maryland farm to help him...

  • TOKYO— Shares tumbled Monday after Greece's voters vehemently rejected conditions set by the country's international creditors, deepening doubts over its future in the 19- nation eurozone. In early trading, Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.7 percent to 6,543.09, while Germany's DAX lost 1.2 percent to 10,926.13. Iscaro said he expected the European Central...

  • NEW YORK— Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling,' Buy! ' "and decided no more classroom for him. On Monday, most futures pits in Chicago and New York, where frenzied buying and selling once helped set prices on cattle...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. The business partnership ended after Quimby moved the company to North Carolina in 1994. The company continued to expand, but Shavitz moved back to Maine. I am deeply saddened, "Quimby told The Associated...

  • TOKYO— Asian markets mostly fell Monday as investors reacted to Greece's sound rejection of terms set by its international creditors, deepening uncertainties over its status as a member of the 19- nation eurozone. The initial response to Sunday's Greek referendum was negative but not panicked; Greece's debt woes have long overshadowed the markets.

  • NEW YORK, July 5- The overwhelming Greek rejection of a bailout is likely to boost market uncertainly, weaken the euro and trigger a stocks selloff in the near term as investors assess how the European Central Bank works to stop contagion spreading from Greece. Greece faces a July 20 deadline to repay the ECB a 3.5 billion euro bond. The reaction on financial...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin before a bilateral meeting at the presidential residence of Bocharov Ruchey in Sochi, Russia May 12, 2015.

    Secretary of State John Kerry warned Iran that hard choices were needed to seal a nuclear accord, and that the U.S. was prepared to walk away.

  • NEW YORK— Pet food maker Stella& Chewy's is recalling some of its products because a routine test found Listeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs. Listeria can cause serious illness and even death in children, the frail and the elderly. The Milwaukee- based company said there have been no reported pet or human illnesses.

  • "I think it's horrible," says 85- year-old Eileen Finlay, the widow of a former village police chief, after seeing a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom home built adjacent to her modest ranch on a narrow, tree-lined street in Southampton. The village of East Hampton enacted new zoning laws last month aimed at restricting the size of new homes in certain neighborhoods;...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 5- "Inside Out" delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of " Jurassic World" and new entries "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL." Universal's fourth weekend of " Jurassic World" remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening. For the three days covering Friday through...

  • BOSTON— The casino gambling industry is off and running with the recent opening of the Plainridge Park Casino in southeastern Massachusetts. Gambling revenues from the Plainville slots parlor are flowing daily into the state coffers, though the Massachusetts Gaming Commission cautions it's too early to say whether revenues will meet projections.

  • Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers " Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. Despite the brawny enticements of Channing Tatum and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the four-week rule of Universal's dinosaur sensation " Jurassic World" continued with an estimated $30.9 million,...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 5- "Inside Out" delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of " Jurassic World" and new entries "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL." Universal's fourth weekend of " Jurassic World" remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening. For the three days covering Friday through...

  • HOUSTON— A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after losing ownership of his suburban Houston store in bankruptcy, Jeremy Alcede spent nearly seven weeks in jail for refusing a federal judge's order to share with the new owner the...

  • NEW YORK— Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling,' Buy! ' "and decided no more classroom for him. On Monday, most futures pits in Chicago and New York, where frenzied buying and selling once helped set prices on cattle...

  • Its largest utility, Green Mountain Power, gets 9 percent of its mix from Seabrook, company spokeswoman Kristin Carlson said. But Vermont takes about a third of its power from the huge dams on the rivers of northern Quebec. All of it raises a question: Is greener-than-thou Vermont just exporting its energy problems?

  • A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create "human-quality" short stories, sonnets and dance music sets that will be pitted against human-produced literature, poetry and music selections. That's the question, "said Dan Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute for...

  • CORDOVA, Md.— Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm— a job he now pays three men to do. Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, says he would like to buy one for his Maryland farm to help him...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The $6.7 billion state budget may be in place, but Maine lawmakers don't get to clear off their desks just yet. While they plowed through nearly all of the remaining bills on their to-do list last week, lawmakers will be hauled back to Augusta later this month thanks to Gov. Roger Katz that's designed to force LePage to release more than $11 million in...