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Obama to press for action on transportation funds

(AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing Congress to make a long-term commitment to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states, but lawmakers appear headed for a short-term patch to sustain projects through next May.

US companies look overseas for tax bill relief

(AP) — A growing number of U.S. companies are looking to trim their tax bills by combining operations with foreign businesses in a trend that may eventually cost the federal government billions of dollars in revenue.

VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

(AP) — Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.

Stocks snap higher on Wall Street; Citigroup up

(AP) — Stocks are closing sharply higher as the market shakes off its worst weekly performance in three months.

Stocks finish slightly higher

(AP) — The U.S. stock market is ending slightly higher as investors assess corporate earnings.

US border effort sputters as migrants cross again 


(AP) — A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants' repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains.

LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers 


(AP) — LeBron James is returning home to Ohio, reversing the decision he made four years ago that led to two NBA titles in Miami and crushed Cleveland Cavalier fans.

White House: 2014 deficit to drop $100B 


(AP) — The White House said Friday that the federal government's budget deficit will drop to $583 billion this year, the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure.

NY attorney general sues to stop ride-sharing Lyft 


(AP) — New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit Friday to block Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app, from operating in New York.

How World Cup cash is paid to teams, players 


(AP) — The most valuable and expensive World Cup ever will earn billions of dollars for FIFA, millions for the competing countries and thousands for the more than 700 players selected.