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  • Associated Press

    Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed after US holiday quiet

    Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. markets were closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Oil prices and U.S. futures were higher. Chinese markets rose after senior leaders of the ruling Communist Party met and affirmed Beijing’s determination to contain financial risks.

  • Associated Press Finance

    Wisconsin judge to hear union lawsuit against collective bargaining restrictions

    A law that drew massive protests and made Wisconsin the center of a national fight over union rights is back in court on Tuesday, facing a new challenge from teachers and public workers brought after the state's Supreme Court flipped to liberal control. The 2011 law, known as Act 10, imposed a near-total ban on collective bargaining for most public employees. It has withstood numerous legal challenges and was the signature legislative achievement of former Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who used it to mount a presidential run.

  • AFP

    Holes poked in Mount Fuji barrier, Japan town says

    A Japanese town that mounted a huge barrier to deter unruly tourists from taking photos of Mount Fuji said Tuesday that around 10 small holes have already been poked in the mesh screen.The town, beside a scenic volcanic lake, now plans to place QR codes on the barrier to introduce the area's other tourist attractions, including alternative places to take photos of Mount Fuji.