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Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory 


Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.

Outfitter who maimed prey for clients sentenced

(AP) — A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

Colorado pot credit union could open next year

(AP) — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve the state's cash-only marijuana industry. But action by the National Credit Union Administration and the Federal Reserve is needed, and pot's still illegal under federal law.

Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

(AP) — A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

(AP) — The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of states 


(AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country.

Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K 


(AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $437,000 to an ex-McDonald's worker who was criminally charged nearly a decade ago with slipping shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac.

House GOP sues administration over health care law 


(AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.

White House: Immigration steps would boost wages 


(AP) — President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year period.

Polls: Employers still prioritize health coverage 


(AP) — Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.