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Stocks slip below records; FMC falls 


(AP) — Stocks fell for the first time in seven days, ending a run that had pushed the indexes to all-time highs, as investors assessed corporate news.

Justices rebuff NJ's effort on sports betting

(AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state's racetracks.

Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies 


(AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting a daylong summit Monday to encourage more employers to adopt family-friendly policies, even though the U.S. government doesn't always set the best example.

Justices limit existing EPA global warming rules 


(AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

Pope's view on legalizing drugs: Just say no 


(AP) — Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment as he lent his voice Friday to a debate that is raging from the United States to Uruguay.

Stocks manage small gains; Dow, S&P 500 at records 


(AP)  — Stocks inched past more milestones Friday, delivering the third consecutive record-high close for the Standard & Poor's 500 index and a new high for the Dow Jones industrial average.

Ka-ching! Scholarships for slaying video game foes

(AP) — Note to parents: All those hours your kids spend blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all.

Olive Garden, Red Lobster sales continue to slide 


(AP) — Darden said Friday that sales continued to slide at Olive Garden and Red Lobster in the latest quarter, with other costs dragging down its profit by 35 percent.

Unemployment rates fell in 20 US states in May

(AP) — Unemployment fell in 20 states last month and nearly three-quarters of the states added jobs, as the nation at large posted a fourth straight month of solid hiring.

Obama moves to ensure sick leave for gay couples

(AP) — The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said Friday.