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Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington 


(AP) — Washington on Tuesday became the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor's note as eager customers who lined up outside stores made their purchases and savored the moment.

Hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200K pills 


(AP) — A major hospital's former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical center over more than five years and has been charged under a state drug-kingpin law more often aimed at accused street dealers, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday.

US companies post most jobs in 7 years in May 


(AP) — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year's strong hiring trend is likely to continue.

Ford recalling 100,566 vehicles for safety issues

(AP) — Ford is recalling 100,566 vehicles in North America for various safety defects.

American Apparel confirms default notice

(AP) — American Apparel Inc. says it has received a notice from investment firm Lion Capital demanding payment of a $9.9 million loan, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday.

Luxury Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide

(AP) — Sales of luxury Rolls-Royce cars, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, soared all around the world during the first half of the year, even in Europe which is recovering slowly from recession.

Stocks slip, pulling Dow back near 17,000

(AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after hitting their latest record highs last week.

AP-GfK Poll: Most voters choose a political party

(AP) — Whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats, America's political parties are far from beloved. Yet most people continue to align with one or the other.

APNewsBreak: Wash. issues first pot shop licenses 


(AP) — Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses on Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they'll finally be able to open for business.

US seeks better teachers for high-needs schools

(AP) — The Education Department on Monday announced a new initiative to attract quality teachers to the schools that need them most.