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FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, members of a construction crew work at the site of the new Veterans Administration hospital complex, in Aurora, Colo.  Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

AURORA | Members of the United Veterans Committee plan to rally Sunday near the unfinished veterans hospital in Aurora to urge Congress to come up with a permanent solution for funding the massive facility. A flyer sent out by the UVA said the regional medical facility is needed for one million veterans in the Rocky Mountain region that includes […]

Volunteer Adam Martinez, a horticulturalist with the Cincinnati Zoo, checks honey bee hives for queen activity and performs routine maintenance as part of a collaboration between the zoo and TwoHoneys Bee Co., Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at EcOhio Farm in Mason, Ohio. A federal rule to be proposed Thursday, May 28, would create temporary pesticide-free zones when certain plants are in bloom around bees that are trucked from farm to farm by professional beekeepers, which are the majority of honeybees in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

“The acreage may not be large, but the impact is,” Jones said. “It’s really a function of where the bees are.” So when bees are pollinating almonds in February and March, the temporary bans would be near almond trees. They would apply near apple trees in April and May and melons in late spring, he said.

In this May 17, 2015 photo, Karl Bastian, of Traverse City, center, pulls a wagon full of plants with his daughter, Sophie Bastian, right, and his mother-in-law Theresa Perez, of Warren, Mich., left, during Flower Day at Eastern Market in Detroit. The Conference Board on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 said consumer confidence rebounded this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, called the May improvement in confidence “a pleasant surprise given that other measures of confidence had weakened in response to the recent surge in gasoline prices.” The University of Michigan’s preliminary reading on May consumer sentiment, released May 15, dropped sharply. The university will issue a revised May number Friday.

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, Disney CEO Robert Iger speaks during a news conference in New York. Iger was the fourth highest paid CEO in 2014, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

“The talent, the actors and directors and writers, they’re being paid a lot of money,” said Steven Kaplan, a professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. “In industries where the talent makes a lot of money, the CEO makes a lot of money as well.”

FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. Federal regulators are moving ahead with a court-ordered environmental review of a Colorado coal mine's permit that, if extended, could save the jobs of about 220 miners. It's not clear if regulators will challenge the court's order to consider the impacts of coal mining on climate change - an order that could set a precedent that might endanger other mining projects. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

“The federal government must vigorously defend the legality of its permitting actions, and leave policy debates over the role of coal to the legislative and rulemaking proceedings where those debates belong,” Gardner and Tipton wrote in a letter Thursday.