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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,...

  • "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;...

  • WASHINGTON— After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and a pending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. Republicans are eager to avoid another Capitol Hill mess as they struggle to hang onto control of Congress and try to take back the White House next year.

  • 'Take the bailout', Greek voters say—just barely Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 4:36 PM ET
    A rally in support of a "NO" vote in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2015.

    Greek voters are torn on taking the bailout, with the 'yes' camp only marginally outweighing the 'no' voters, a poll showed.

  • Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts— not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million. But for the Texas comptroller's office, which has to...

  • VIENNA— World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials had described sanctions relief as one of the thorniest...

  • WASHINGTON— As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean.

  • TOKYO, July 4- Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam all have strong economic growth potential, and are promising...

  • *PM Tsipras urges vote for "dignity in Europe". His European partners say a' No' vote will jeopardize Greece's membership of the euro. Tsipras says they are bluffing, fearing the fallout for Europe and the global economy.

  • His European partners say a' No' vote will jeopardize Greece's membership of the euro. Repeating his assault on European partners he accused of blackmailing and issuing ultimatums to Greece, the leftist leader called for calm. "On Sunday, what is at stake is not Greece's membership of Europe, what is at stake is whether blackmail will lead us to accept the...

  • ATHENS, July 3- Thousands of Greeks staged rival rallies on Friday ahead of a weekend referendum that may decide the country's future in Europe's single currency, with polls showing voters almost evenly split. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras exhorted Greeks to reject the deal, dismissing warnings from Greece's European partners that to do so may see the country...

  • MOSCOW— Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation's security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target. Russia may, for example, revise favorable conditions for Finnish timber traders in response to Helsinki's refusal to issue a visa to the Russian lower house speaker, the...

  • *Publication highlighted dispute between Brussels and Washington. BRUSSELS, July 3- Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The document released in...

  • NEW YORK, July 3- When Puerto Rico hired former Detroit judge Steven Rhodes it sent a signal to creditors that one possible solution it sees is the one thing it cannot do now: declare bankruptcy. "The parallels between Detroit and Puerto Rico are strong enough that I think any of the public corporations or the commonwealth itself could take advantage of the same...

  • In a televised address on Friday, Tsipras said a report by the International Monetary Fund which arguing that Greece's massive public debt could not be sustained without significant writedowns vindicated his advice to reject the lenders' terms. Repeating his assault on European partners he accused of blackmailing and issuing ultimatums to Greece, the...

  • WASHINGTON— Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be. Many part-timers can't find full-time work. "The Fed may recognize that this is a new labor-market normal, and it will begin to normalize monetary policy," said Patrick O'Keefe, an economist at accounting and consulting firm...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for returning. She alleges her federal complaint resulted in retaliation by Fordham, a Jesuit school in the Bronx. A university spokesman said...

  • WASHINGTON— As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean.

  • Correction: Greece-Bailout story Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— In a story July 2 about the Greek referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the International Monetary Fund had said Greece would need debt relief worth 50 billion euros. The IMF said Greece needs new financing worth 50 billion euros as well as debt relief. ATHENS, Greece— Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in...

  • But with the Iran six-power talks having devolved essentially into bilateral U.S.- Iran negotiations over the past year, his comments were clearly directed at the Americans, who have been the primary drivers of the crippling economic sanctions imposed on his country over its nuclear program. The West fears Iran could develop its nuclear program to make...