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Minnesota recreational pot push focuses on economic benefits

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A recently formed political committee will try to make the economic case for legalizing recreational marijuana in Minnesota. Cannabis for Economic Growth was registered with the state Campaign Finance Board in April. Corey Day, who until January was the executive director of the state...

Asian shares retreat ahead of Fed statement to Congress

Jul. 9, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares retreated Tuesday in quiet trading as investors awaited signs of what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was flat at 21,526.22, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.3% to 6,653.60. South Korea's Kospi was marginally lower, down 0.1% at...

New laws to affect happy hours, lottery winners and more

Jun. 30, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thousands of Virginians will be able to get their driver's licenses back, bars will be able to promote their happy hour specials, and big-dollar lottery winners will be able to keep their identities secret under a host of new laws going into effect on July 1. One of the biggest items...

Report: Spending on Nebraska lobbyists up again in 2018

Jun. 19, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says spending on lobbyists in Nebraska increased last year, outpacing inflation and raising concerns about the influence of special interests on state officials. Common Cause Nebraska said Wednesday that 391 lobbyists were paid a combined $17.8 million in 2018. The...

Asian stocks trail US rise on US-Mexico trade deal optimism

Jun. 7, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday on investor optimism about a possible trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico before tariffs take effect. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5% to 20,884.71, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose nearly 1.0% to 6,443.90. South Korea's Kospi fell 0.2% to...

Markets Right Now: Stocks post 3rd straight day of gains

Jun. 6, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are rising for a third straight day as investors hope U.S. and Mexican officials can reach a deal that avoids tariffs on goods from Mexico. One report said the U.S. could delay the tariffs, set for June 10,...