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**FILE** President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Thomas J. Donohue, left, listens as AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka, right, testifies before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

Business groups hail breakthough on trade

- The Washington Times

American business groups were quick to hail the congressional deal on new legislation Thursday that renews President Obama’s authority to negotiate major new trade deals with Europe and Asia.

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Bettendorf mulls building bridge on farmer's land

- Associated Press

In hopes of enticing future development, the city of Bettendorf wants to build a new bridge north of Interstate 80, but the owner of the private land is not willing to sell.

Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

Associated Press

Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

NY senator, colleague introduce rail safety measure

Associated Press

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal have introduced legislation that would require railroads to install additional safety technology by 2018 to help prevent crashes from speed and human error.

World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy

- Associated Press

The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt.

News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT

Associated Press

A prosecution expert in the trial of a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease who killed two people testified he has never seen a patient with the disease act violently.

LePage revokes South Portland's 'business friendly' status

Associated Press

Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration has revoked the city of South Portland's "business friendly" status because of a local ordinance that bans tar sands oil from being exported from the city's harbor.