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BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.The Celtics wil ...more

AP News - 8 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder.That means the Justice Dep ...more

AP News - 8 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has named Constellation as its preferred energy provider as the league seeks to offset its carbon footprint across all 30 team markets.Its goal is to reduce the NHL's environmental impact, and accelerate a greater movemen ...more

AP News - 8 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal Reserve's reassurance that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.Bullish earnings fr ...more

AP News - 10 hours ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years.While he issued a lita ...more

AP News - 10 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar delivery gained 6.75 cents to $6.5525 a bushel; Mar corn was up 2.75 cents to 4.11 a bushel; Mar oats rose 1.25 cents to $3.1625 a bushel; while Mar so ...more

AP News - 12 hours ago

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has repaid 9 billion euros ($11 billion) to the International Monetary Fund several years early, a move that saves heavy interest costs and illustrates the strong Irish rebound after its bailout.Finance Minister Michael Noo ...more

AP News - 12 hours ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When crude prices were high, Kansas oilman Robert Murdock made plans to drill 20 new wells next year. Not anymore.Murdock, president of Hutchinson-based Osage Resources, said that when oil prices dipped below $60 a barrel th ...more

AP News - 12 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's BASF SE says it has agreed with Russian gas company Gazprom to call off an asset swap that the two firms had planned for the end of this year.BASF didn't immediately give a reason for Thursday's decision.Russia is ...more

AP News - 14 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year.The rates' historically low levels could be a boon to potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac ...more