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Stocks close lower ahead of economic reports

(AP) — The stock market is ending with a modest loss as investors wait for a series of big economic reports later in the week.

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

(AP) — Think you're in control? Think again.

Audra McDonald helps 'Lady Day' turn a profit

(AP) — Audra McDonald has propelled her new Broadway show into profitability.

McDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer' 


(AP) — McDonald's says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a "joint employer" for workers in its franchisee-owned restaurants.

House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

(AP) — House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

Full appeals court upholds labels on meat packages 


(AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld new government rules that require labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors 


(AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice 


(AP) — The price may be high but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules 


(AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles 


(AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.