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Dollar; share market ease slightly; dollar rises to post year high; US interest rates increase slightly; Japan shares trade off their recent highs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 27.15 points, the S&P 500 index is up 0.35 points, and the Nasdaq Composite Index is up 0.07 points.

Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA Championship

Ahead of a crucial game with the Toronto Raptors, the Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors locked horns with the eventual NBA champions for the first time this season.

The NBA has made a decision to make a two-time NBA champion out of the Toronto Raptors for 2015/16, the team announced Tuesday. The Raptors will go into 2015/16 a two-time champion after defeating the Miami Heat 109-98 Tuesday night in game four of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Cleveland.

LeBron James wins two-game winning streak over Washington Wizards

LeBron James reached the two-game mark of his two-game winning streak in Atlanta against the Washington Wizards.

James broke a three-game road losing streak with an 18-point performance against the Wizards in a 117-104 victory Tuesday night. The Cavs lead the series 3-1.

Averaging 19.7 points per game as a starter, James has reached double digits in total points once this postseason (10.2 per game) with a career best 31.5 points per game average and a career best 23.1 rebounds per game.

Tristan Thompson leads Warriors in rebounding and field goal percentage

The San Antonio Spurs are one of the NBA's most dynamic teams and boast one of the league's elite rebounding lines for their entire roster.

Now in its fourth year in San Antonio, San Antonio ranks third in the NBA in blocks and rebounds per game (1.08) at a 2.0 per game average. Additionally, a Spurs lineup that includes forward Klay Thompson and center Tony Parker combined to average 4.5 rebounds per game per 36 minutes this season.

Thompson is the league leader in rebounds per game (5.6), assists per game (1.84), field goal percentage (.636) and game-winning field goals (6). He ranks third in steals per game (2.8), second in offensive rebounds per game (4.1), first in free throw percentage (.742), first in assists per game (1.08) and second in 3-pointers made (29.6).

Klay Thompson has had a monster season. He can score with his back to the basket and not worry about anyone standing in his way when he scores the basketball. The rest of the league just gets too close. pic.twitter.com/Z

High court rules on mineral resource rent tax, ruling states need to be compensated for lost revenues

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruling today that may have major implications for state and local governments and residents, as it holds that a state must compensate them for the value of the lost revenue from the mineral resource rent tax.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the DC Circuit came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) announcement that states must pay for the mineral resource tax, which was enacted in 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The tax will raise approximately $1.1 billion for cities and towns across the country to pay for services and programs. This tax is expected to generate about $500 million to about $500 million per year.

In 2014, the district court found that the state of West Virginia had provided sufficient information regarding the impact of the mineral resource rent tax, and that the state had provided appropriate notice that, for certain cities, including West Virginia, the tax will raise property taxes, property value, and property taxes paid by local governments and residents.

A coalition of environmental and community groups including The Nature Conservancy, Greater West Virginia Environmental Alliance and the National League of Cities has challenged the constitutionality of the tax in the courts, claiming that the state did not prove that it was the source of the lost revenue. In December 2015, the Supreme Court declined to take up the issue of the impact of the mineral resource rent tax. A decision is expected in 2018.

"We strongly believe the courts should not allow Washington's outdated, inefficient and unjust tax system to discourage investment in the energy-efficient and renewable resources that make our state so successful," said Michael Heilemann, president of Conservation West Virginia. "The new ruling from the DC Circuit affirms the need for the law enforcement community to help protect our environment and our region's residents."

The ruling upholds a previous decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the constitutionality of the state's tax on coal. The Court has consistently held that it is the state's responsibility to offset its lost revenue with revenues from other sources.

"Since Washington recently passed a law imposing a tax on fossil fuels, it's critical that the courts and legislative bodies recognize how it hurts our economy and communities, rather than letting the state off the hook by taking tax revenue," said U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General Deputy Director Tom Fuentes. "This ruling highlights why courts are essential for holding tax regimes in proper shape—and our investigation of West Virginia's coal tax proved th