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Stocks nudge upward ... Another Republican says ‘no’ ... Ivanka Trump must testify

June 24, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes nudged higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After meandering up and down through the day, the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 3.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to end at 2,438.30. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 2.53 points and the Nasdaq composite gained 28.56.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller has become the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party’s banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. That’s more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge says Ivanka Trump must testify in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company’s shoe designs. Judge Katherine Forrest ruled Friday in the trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Aquazzura Italia SRL against Trump and her company IT Collection LLC. The Italy-based company sued Ivanka Trump last year, saying her Hettie shoe was a knockoff of its Wild Thing Shoe.

NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that “All Eyez On Me” borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he did with Shakur in the 1990s for Vibe magazine.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Moody’s has upgraded Greece’s bond rating after the country reached a deal this month with bailout lenders for continued rescue fund payments. The credit ratings agency said late Friday that it was revising Greece’s investment status up one notch, from Caa3 to Caa2, after the country received a cash installment pledge worth $9.5 billion from international creditors in exchange for a new round of austerity measures.

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