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Senators to NFL: Drop 'blackout' rule or we might 


(AP) — Senators from both parties are urging the National Football League to get rid of a rule that bars home games from being televised in a local market if they have not sold out.

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook deal

(AP) — Bookseller Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader ahead of its planned Nook spinoff.

Lawsuit: Pregnant woman fired for restroom breaks

(AP) — An Oregon woman is suing her former high-tech employer for more than $400,000, contending she was fired while pregnant with her second child after being told she took too many restroom breaks.

US stocks extend record run ahead of jobs report

(AP) — A batch of good news on the economy helped push the stock market to new highs.

Obama tells CEOs he wants to work on wage growth 


(AP) — Citing 60-year high corporate profits, President Barack Obama told CEOs Wednesday he wants to engage them on "some tricky questions" about how to overcome stagnant wages in the face of business successes and a rising stock market.

Pregnant women to get better info from drug labels 


(AP) — Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping those confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which are safe to use.

Americans watch less TV, stream more, report shows

(AP) — Americans are turning away from live TV on the tube and tuning in to streaming services, a Nielsen report says.

Takata: Evidence doesn't support national recall 


(AP) — A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall isn't supported by evidence, and the government doesn't have authority to tell a parts maker to do a recall.

House plans to extend tax breaks through December 


(AP) — The House is moving Wednesday to extend a massive package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, adding about $45 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

Justices to hear pregnancy discrimination case 


(AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a pregnancy discrimination case with the potential to affect many American women who continue to work throughout their pregnancies.