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  • NEW YORK— Pink for girls. Kristin Higgins was adamant about not pushing "girly" stereotypes on her daughter, and painted her room in shades of green. "It's hard to find gender-neutral clothing," said Higgins, 35, of Little Rock, whose daughter is now 6. "I want her to just get up and put on the clothing without thinking of putting on a costume, an identity."

  • TRUCKEE, Calif.— Once believed to have gone extinct in the Sierra Nevada, scientists believe a wolverine spotted this winter north of Lake Tahoe is the same one that in 2008 became the first documented in the area since the 1920 s. Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, set up remote cameras in the Tahoe National...

  • WASHINGTON— A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show. The cost of Medicare's "catastrophic" prescription coverage jumped by 85 percent in three years, from $27.7 billion in 2013 to $51.3 billion in 2015, according to the program's...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates ticked up noticeably in six states in June, even as employers continued to add jobs and the hiring outlook improved. A similar trend played out in five other states: Nevada and Oregon each saw a 0.3 percent increase, while rates went up 0.2 points in California, Maine and South Dakota. South Dakota had the nation's lowest rate in June,...

  • Annual increases in rent surpassed 9 percent in both the Seattle and Portland, Oregon areas, although it has moderated in markets such as San Francisco, where yearly price growth went from double-digit gains to 7.4 percent. Prices are rising above the national average in New York City and Los Angeles. But they've settled at less than 2 percent in Cincinnati and...

  • District Judge John A. Kronstadt sentenced Andrew Helton of Astoria, Oregon, to the prison term and two years of supervised release on Thursday. His arrest in 2013 preceded the leaking of hundreds of nude images of celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, model Kate Upton and others. "For more than two years, defendant Andrew Helton...

  • PITTSBURGH— PPG Industries Inc. has agreed to sell its flat glass manufacturing and glass coatings operations to Vitro SAB for $750 million in cash. Vitro SAB, Mexico's largest glass producer, will take over four glass production sites in Fresno, Calif., Salem, Ore., Carlisle, Pa. and Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as four distribution sites in Canada.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller received U.S. antitrust approval for their $107 billion merger on Wednesday, bringing the largest-ever consumer products deal a big step closer to completion. The deal has already been cleared by Australia, Europe and South Africa, and AB InBev said it still expects closure this year.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller received approval for their $107 billion merger from U.S. antitrust regulators on Wednesday after the companies agreed to unload beer assets and preserve competition from independent craft brewers. The Belgian brewer will make concessions beyond its publicly stated offer to sell it stake in...

  • EUGENE, Ore. _ Pacific Continental Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $2.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Pacific Continental shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PORTLAND, Ore. _ Umpqua Holdings Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $54.3 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $287.9 million.

  • NEW YORK— Expect more talk about small business issues like taxes and regulations as the post-convention presidential campaigns intensify, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton trying to woo entrepreneurs and show they know what company owners need. It's a perennial issue the way education and jobs are— part of the rhetoric designed to...

  • NEW YORK— Macy's is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they're in— like where a particular brand is located or what's in stock— that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face. That's a key element as Macy's seeks to spur sluggish sales, make being at the store more enjoyable and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— In a story July 9 about a comprehensive ban on foam products in San Francisco, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature and timing of bans in other cities. And Portland, Oregon, approved a ban on such products in restaurants in1989, not following a similar prohibition in San Francisco in 2006.. SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco, say goodbye to...

  • MUNCIE, Ind.— The director of an Indiana animal shelter says Facebook has hired a production company to shoot video about its effort to encourage "Pokemon Go" players to walk an adoptable dog. Muncie Animal Shelter director Phil Peckinpaugh said a film crew shot a video about the shelter's efforts in Muncie on Monday. Raymond Tsang, co-founder of Only Today, a...

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia for its national convention at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that calls for taxing trades.

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that specifically calls for taxing trades. The legislation is supported...

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia for its national convention at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that calls for taxing trades.

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- U.S. regulators on Wednesday proposed a rule on trains carrying crude that requires railroads to share information on the shipments with local governments and emergency responders, a month after a fiery derailment of an oil train along Oregon's scenic Columbia River gorge. The rule proposed by the Transportation Department's Pipeline...

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that specifically calls for taxing trades. The legislation is supported...