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Study: At-home dads down slightly since recession

(AP) — The number of U.S. fathers home with their kids full-time is down, from a peak 2.2 million in 2010, the official end of the recession, to about 2 million in 2012, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

California Chrome favored in last Triple Crown leg

(AP) — California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.

Now application 'inconsistencies' vex health law

(AP) — A huge new paperwork headache for the government could also be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.

US stocks edge higher; Protective Life soars

(AP) — Stocks are closing with slight gains, edging the Standard & Poor's 500 index back to another all-time high.

Fed survey: Economy showing improvement across US 


(AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the past two months in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending.

Survey: US companies added 179,000 jobs in May

(AP) — U.S. businesses pulled back on hiring in May, adding the fewest jobs in four months, a private survey showed.

Barclays, Goldman, Merrill fined $1 million each

(AP) — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said Wednesday that it fined investment banks Barclays, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch $1 million each for providing incomplete and inaccurate information about trades the companies conducted.

Kentucky plant emblematic of move from coal to gas

(AP) — In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rise into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.

US auto sales hit 9-year high in May

(AP) — Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks — and five sunny weekends — pushed U.S. auto sales to a nine-year high in May.

S&P 500 index ends slightly lower

(AP) — U.S. stocks have pulled back from record levels and are ending slightly lower.