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FILE - In a May 17, 2015 file photo, Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for top Billboard 200 album for “1989”, top female artist, chart achievement, top artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top hot 100 artist, top digital song artist, and top streaming song (video) for “Shake It Off” at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. In an open letter to Apple, on Sunday, June 21, 2015, Swift  criticized the company’s new streaming music service for failing to pay artists for a free three-month trial. Swift said she would withhold her 2014 album “1989” from Apple Music, which launches June 30. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK | In an open letter to Apple, Taylor Swift has criticized the company’s new streaming music service for failing to pay artists for a free three-month trial. Writing on her Tumblr page Sunday in a posting titled “To Apple, Love Taylor,” Swift said she would withhold her 2014 album “1989” from Apple Music, which […]

An egg is cooked in a frying pan at the Waveland Cafe, Friday, June 19, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products in the midst of a shortage brought about by a bird flu virus that wiped out millions of chickens on commercial farms this spring.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

OMAHA, Neb. | Those who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more — if it’s even on the menu. Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products in the midst of a […]

FILE - In this June 25, 2012 file photo, a crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa. The oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," mobilizes thousands around the country both for and against the process, industry and some environmental. Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a draft report. The report found several specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells and improper wastewater management affected drinking water resources. But it said the number of cases was small compared to the large number of wells that use hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. The controversial drilling technique could affect drinking water if safeguards are not maintained, the report said. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

DURANGO | The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior, challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s new hydraulic fracturing rule. The rule requires a federal permit on public and tribal lands, in addition to the state permits already required. According to the Durango Herald (http://tinyurl.com/ohnyjwa ), the tribes say […]

GRAND JUNCTION | Recreational marijuana businesses are now welcome in a west Colorado town that banned them in 2013. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1IT0wWi) trustees in the town of Parachute voted 4-2 to remove their ban on recreational marijuana shops, cultivation centers, and testing or product manufacturing businesses. Local schools will be getting a […]

DENVER | Colorado lawmakers are getting an update on the state’s economy that will provide a clearer picture of how much money they need to refund to taxpayers. The quarterly revenue forecast scheduled for release Friday morning helps lawmakers budget for future years and gives an overview of the state’s economic health. One area budget writers […]

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