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    US stocks fall after Greek 'no' vote; European markets sink

    NEW YORK (AP) Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans.U.S. government...

    By Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer|

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    Fire kills 14 dogs at California pet boarding facility

    MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) Authorities say 14 dogs died in a fire at a Central California boarding facility that cares for pets while their owners are away on vacation.Inspector Mike Ventimiglia of the Monterey Fire Department said Monday it appears...

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    US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.The ruling by...

    By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press|

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    Greece's departing finance minister, brash to the end

    Greece's departing Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday with the same dramatic flair with which he served.The brash, outspoken leader, who frequently showed up at meetings on his motorbike, had many fans among the anti-austerity...

    By Sarah Skidmore Sell, AP Business Writer|

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    Atlantic City betting big on non-gambling attractions

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Atlantic City's efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it has lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working.Nine years ago, the city's casinos started realizing they needed to offer...

    By Wayne Parry, Associated Press|

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    Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

    NEW YORK (AP) Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said.The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about a year ago.A small and...

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    Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON (AP) In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states...

    By Mark Sherman, Associated Press|

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    Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

    ATLANTA (AP) Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled last Tuesday in a dispute between state Agriculture Commissioner Gary...

    By Kate Brumback, Associated Press|

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    A look at some of Atlantic City's non-gambling attractions

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) A look at some of the non-gambling attractions in Atlantic City as the resort city tries to move beyond offering just gambling:___ The Playground. Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein's $52 million redo of the former...

    By Wayne Parry, Associated Press|

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    Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

    NEW YORK (AP) Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.Mondelez International Inc. says it will add "Oreo Thins" to its permanent...

    By Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer|

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