• Cedar Street in the center of the village of Nickerson, Neb., is seen at night, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. When regional officials announced plans to open a $300 million chicken processing plant employing 1,100 workers, residents packed the firehall and the village board unanimously voted against the plant, and a week later the company gave up, saying they’d take their plant and jobs elsewhere. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life

    NICKERSON, Neb. (AP) — Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

  • In a Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, Halliburton Chairman, President and CEO David Lesar, third from right, rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell. Halliburton and Baker Hughes, two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration, have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday, May 1, 2016. The department filed suit April 6 to block the merger. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger, the Justice Department said Sunday.

  • In this Dec. 16, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla speaks at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Garcia said on Sunday, May 1, 2016, that negotiators for the U.S. territory’s government have failed to reach a last-minute deal to avoid a third default and that he has issued an executive order to withhold payment. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)

    Puerto Rico won’t make $370 million in debt payments Monday

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico’s government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory’s spiraling public debt crisis.

    Updated: 10:21 pm

  • In this Dec. 16, 2015, file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla speaks at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Garcia said on Sunday, May 1, 2016, that negotiators for the U.S. territory’s government have failed to reach a last-minute deal to avoid a third default and that he has issued an executive order to withhold payment. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)

    Puerto Rico won’t make $370 million in debt payments Monday

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico’s government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory’s spiraling public debt crisis.

  • Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.

  • Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett tours the exhibit floor before presiding over the annual shareholders meeting Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm special

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway’s peculiarities were on display again this weekend with tens of thousands of people filling an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for hours at the conglomerate’s annual meeting.

  • Red Bulls acquired defender Aurelien Collin from Orlando FC

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have acquired veteran center back Aurelien Collin from Orlando City SC in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

  • In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, file photo, gas prices are displayed at a Chevron gas station in Sacramento, Calif. Chevron reports financial results Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    Exxon sees smallest profit in 16 years, Chevron posts loss

    DALLAS (AP) — Motorists are saving billions on cheaper gasoline, but the long slump in oil prices is taking a heavy toll on companies that find and produce crude.

  • Correction: Abbott-St Jude Acquisition story

    In a story April 28 about an Abbott Laboratories plan to buy St. Jude Medical, The Associated Press reported erroneously the deal’s value. Abbott Laboratories will spend $25 billion to buy St. Jude Medical, not $19.3 billion.

  • This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets mostly fell Friday, April 29, 2016,  after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks skid on weak health care results; Europe slumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses.