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Harley-Davidson introduces electric motorcycle

This Wednesday, June 18, 2014 photo shows Harley-Davidson’s new electric motorcycle at the company’s research facility in Wauwatosa, Wis. The company plans to unveil the LiveWire model Monday, June 23, at an invitation-only event in New York. (M.L. Johnson/Associated Press)(AP) — Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles.

Stocks edge higher after Fed trims bond purchases

Stocks are closing higher after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy was doing well enough for the central bank to make further reductions to its stimulus program.

Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase 


(AP) — Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

Investors to seek clues from Fed on rate increase 


(AP) — A stay-the-course message is expected from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday after it ends a two-day policy meeting.

Obama joins inventors at White House Maker Faire 


(AP) — President Barack Obama says technology has allowed tinkerers, inventors and builders a greater opportunity to market their innovations.

Hackers shut down Ancestry.com genealogy site

(AP) — Ancestry.com says the popular genealogy site was offline much of Tuesday after being hacked.

Trademark board rules against Redskins name 


(AP) — The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

Stocks drift higher; Banks gain as rates rise 


(AP) — Stocks are closing slightly higher, led by gains in the financial sector.

Amazon is about to jump into smartphones 


(AP) — Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones.

Obama seeks to draw attention to manufacturing 


(AP) — Surrounded by an array of gadgets and high tech equipment, President Barack Obama pledged to boost American manufacturing and to give entrepreneurs greater access to production tools that would help bring their ideas to fruition.