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China's nuclear power ambitions sailing into troubled waters
BEIJING (AP) -- China's ambitions to become a pioneer in nuclear energy are sailing into troubled waters....

US economy expected to pick up after weak growth in spring
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surprisingly lackluster economy last quarter served as a reminder of how choppy the pace of growth has been since the Great Recession ended seven years ago. Businesses pared their stockpiling and investment through the spring. But consumers - the heart of the U.S. economy - kept spending....

US regulators: Still heavy risk in big bank loans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators say risk remains heavy in large loans made by banks and other financial institutions, though lending standards have improved....

Cheaper oil sends Exxon, Chevron to worst quarter in years
DALLAS (AP) -- Cheaper oil is leading to the lowest summer gasoline prices in years, and it is causing heartburn for oil companies and their shareholders....

State pact with Hershey Trust would limit member pay, terms
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State regulators and a $12 billion trust established by the founder of chocolate maker Hershey to educate poor children have announced a deal to revamp the trust's board and change its operating rules following reports about its lavish spending....

Wisconsin doubles down on dairy distinction with goat farms
PIPE, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin has long been as one of the nation's leaders in cow dairies, farm after pastoral farm tucked into the state's rolling hills. It's earning another milk laurel in the face of increasing demand for goat cheese and milk: the most dairy goats in the U.S. That distinction will only stand to increase when two of the largest goat dairies in the world soon begin operating in northeast Wisconsin....

Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative services as a cost-saving measure amid a deep fiscal crisis....

AP Sources: Tesla looking at cameras, radar in Florida crash
DETROIT (AP) -- Tesla engineers told members of a Senate committee they are looking into the role cameras and radar played in the fatal crash of a Model S using self-driving mode, according to two people familiar with a meeting held Thursday....

Some 100 aircraft from 9 countries stage airshow in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Some 100 military and civilian airplanes and helicopters from nine countries have begun daring air exercises at an airshow in the Romanian capital....

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