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Housing a top priority for California lawmakers after recess

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:09:06 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California's affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this year by pushing a package that includes regulatory reforms and money for low-income housing.


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'The Hitman's Bodyguard' outdoes 'Logan Lucky' at box office

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:29:35 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics loved "Logan Lucky" and gave a big collective shrug to "The Hitman's Bodyguard," but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way.


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Insider Q&A: General Motors learning the rental business

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:17:02 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. started its car-sharing service, Maven, just over a year ago, placing Chevrolets and Cadillacs in New York apartment buildings for occupants to rent.


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Incentives offered for new agents at remote border crossings

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:17:06 -0500

NORTON, Vt. (AP) — It can be slow at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing between Norton, Vermont, and Stanhope, Quebec, where agents have watched moose amble through while waiting for people and cargo.



7 Surprising Facts about Food Prices

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:30:13 -0500

The surprising effects of our rising grocery bills.



11 Ways to Lower Your Monthly Student Loan Payments

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:00:37 -0500

Student loans are a huge burden but they don't necessarily have to be. It's possible to lower your monthly student loan payment with the right tips.












American Girl's first Native Hawaiian doll set to go on sale

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:06:04 -0500

HONOLULU (AP) — American Girl has made its first Native Hawaiian doll.



Mexico: 1 dead, 5 hurt in blast at illegal fuel pipeline tap

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:53:02 -0500

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say an explosion at an illegal fuel pipeline tap has killed a person and injured five more in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.



Restrictions loosened on downtown Las Vegas sex shops

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:05:16 -0500

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas City Council is betting a facelift for sex shops will help reduce blight in downtown.



New law on virtual currency, online transactions in Alabama

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:13:05 -0500

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has a new law on virtual currency and online transactions.



Report of Ukraine witness to DNC hacking stirs confusion

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:04:40 -0500

PARIS (AP) — A report that a cooperating witness has emerged out of Ukraine to help the FBI's inquiry into the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee is drawing confusion and denials in Ukraine.



Georgia farmers plant most peanuts since '90s; looking good

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:55:29 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia farmers have planted the largest peanut acreage in more than 20 years, and experts say the crop is looking great so far.



Mississippi Power to buy $100M solar facility's electricity

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:34:23 -0500

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Regulators are approving plans for Mississippi Power Co. to buy electricity from a solar facility to be built in eastern Mississippi.



4 Credit Cards for Military Members Awaiting Deployment

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:30:15 -0500

While you wait for deployment, find a credit card that'll give you maximum rewards.



How Real Estate Agents Use Your Favorite Restaurants to Sell Homes

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:30:14 -0500

The best real estate agents know how to use your favorite restaurants to sell you the right house.






What to know about Michigan's 2018 ballot drives

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:10:46 -0500

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faced with an unreceptive Legislature, advocates for marijuana legalization, guaranteed paid sick leave and a host of other bills are banking that you will embrace them at the ballot box — if the proposals make it…



Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:11:20 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store.


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Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:25:00 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has lost another informal adviser from the business world: billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who gave the White House guidance on its deregulation efforts.


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Cities seek creative ways to prevent car or van attacks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:08:27 -0500

PARIS (AP) — From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair.


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Correction: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe story

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:09:22 -0500

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about corruption allegations against the former head of Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Mexico's Attorney General's Office said the Brazilian companies Odebrecht and Braskem were…



Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:08:36 -0500

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.


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California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:56:53 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday.


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Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:29:15 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from…


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Ex-CEO convicted of $750 million securities fraud in retrial

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:03:01 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former top executive of an Austin medical device company has been convicted a second time of orchestrating a $750 million securities fraud.



Hot stock tip: Chicken Soup for the Soul

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:50:13 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — "These are the times that try men's souls," was written more than two centuries ago, but given events this week, they could have popped up in any blog or tweet in recent days.


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Colorado debuts driverless truck to protect road crews

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:33:27 -0500

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's transportation agency began using a driverless truck on Friday that is designed to protect highway work crews from oncoming traffic.



How major US stock market indexes fared Friday

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:55:01 -0500

U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market.



A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:54:04 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market.


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Foot Locker and Deere slide while Estee Lauder jumps

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:24:34 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:












Ex-union official in Detroit charged in labor payoff scandal

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:57:14 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — A former union official in Detroit has been charged with making more than $40,000 in purchases for herself and others with money from Fiat Chrysler.



Court rules New York had power to deny key pipeline permit

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:15:38 -0500

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a decision held up as an affirmation of the right of states to reject major oil and gas infrastructure, a federal court ruled Friday that New York acted properly when it blocked plans for a…



Markets Right Now: Health care, retailers weigh on US stocks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:10:42 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):



Taylor Swift left 'a blank space, baby' on social media

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:59:51 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift had a "blank space, baby" across social media Friday — and Swifties went wild.


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Louisiana jobless rate dips in July, but payrolls also fall

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:39:43 -0500

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's job market posted mixed results in July despite a decrease in the unemployment rate.



Smartphone-controlled car rental service coming to Honolulu

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:38:47 -0500

HONOLULU (AP) — A smartphone-controlled car rental service is coming to Honolulu.



BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0342

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:21:46 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Friday



BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0342

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:21:46 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Friday



US rig count decreases by 3 this week to 946

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:51:03 -0500

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by three this week to 946.



Recalls this week: baby rattles, boots, batteries

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:47:05 -0500

Baby rattles that pose a choking hazard to children are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include boots and batteries in refurbished phones.



Weekly Summary Corporate dividends, name changes, new listings

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:33:12 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Changes announced in corporate dividends Aug. 14-Aug. 18.



Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:37:35 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.



Former Uber CEO lashes out at VC firm suing company

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:34:33 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the widely used ride-hailing service that he co-founded.


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Hollywood's hacking pains are bigger than movie leaks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:44:19 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it's street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter…


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Alleged Yahoo hacker in Canada agrees to extradition to US

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:43:07 -0500

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails agreed Friday to forgo his extradition hearing and go face the charges in the United States.


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Fox's James Murdoch slams Trump's Charlottesville response

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:15:25 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of 21st Century Fox denounced racism and terrorists while expressing concern over President Donald Trump's reaction to the deadly violence surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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Indiana's unemployment rate edges up to 3.1 percent in July

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:20:31 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state says Indiana's unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in July and is below the national rate of 4.3 percent last month.



Fox's James Murdoch slams Trump's Charlottesville response

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:05:09 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of 21st Century Fox denounced racism and terrorists while expressing concern over President Donald Trump's reaction to the deadly violence surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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Vermont unemployment rate drops to 3.1 percent in July

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:40:17 -0500

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate dropped slightly, to 3.1 percent, in July.



Xcel Energy says solar eclipse won't affect operations

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:35:46 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A big provider of solar energy in Minnesota and other states says next week's solar eclipse will have no impact on its electric service.






11 US states added jobs in July

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:06:09 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring increased in 11 U.S. states in July, while the unemployment rate tumbled to record lows in two states.


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The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:59:36 -0500

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart. But on her right glitters a diamond-and-gold…


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Russian Bombardier worker charged with aggravated bribery

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:20:41 -0500

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian employee in the Swedish branch of Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier was charged Friday with aggravated bribery and faces up to six years in jail and deportation if found guilty.



Deere 3Q profit up, construction equipment market improves

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:13:49 -0500

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere's fiscal third-quarter profit topped analysts' estimates, buoyed by improving farm and construction equipment markets. But its adjusted revenue missed Wall Street's view.


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Deere 3Q profit up, construction equipment market improves

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:13:49 -0500

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere's fiscal third-quarter profit topped analysts' estimates, buoyed by improving farm and construction equipment markets. But its adjusted revenue missed Wall Street's view.


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China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:12:49 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is moving to curb domestic companies' investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms.



Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:06:31 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — Furious Chinese businesspeople said Friday that Beijing's decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest earlier this week after the surprise…









Geopolitical uncertainty stalks markets after Spain attacks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:53:39 -0500

LONDON (AP) — An aversion to risk was evident in financial markets Friday after the attacks in Spain. Stock markets around the world were under pressure while traditional safe haven assets, such as gold, were in demand.


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5 Sites for Affordable Fashion

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:30:42 -0500

Finding affordable and stylish fashions can be easy when you know the right places to look.






Bloomberg funds $2 million in ads backing soda tax

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:38:22 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is throwing his support behind a Chicago-area sweetened beverage tax by financing an ad campaign backing the levy.



Bloomberg funds $2 million in ads backing soda tax

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:38:22 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is throwing his support behind a Chicago-area sweetened beverage tax by financing an ad campaign backing the levy.



Here's Why You Need to Know Your Net Worth

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:30:07 -0500

When you know your net worth, your life can improve in major ways.



Skeptics dismiss Bannon's call for economic war with China

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:37:58 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Steve Bannon isn't alone in pondering America's possibly generation-defining question about China's emerging superpower status — but his call for an "economic war" puts him far outside the mainstream.


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Indian IT company Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:29:30 -0500

NEW DELHI (AP) — The CEO of India-based outsourcing and information technology company Infosys, Vishal Sikka, has resigned following differences with some founders of the company, including N.R. Narayana Murthy.



IWR installs glass panels on SLU's Grand Hall

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:15:00 -0500

IWR North America installed the glass panels on Grand Hall, a new seven-story residence hall and dining facility at St. Louis University.


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Business Bulletin Board

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:15:00 -0500

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People in Business

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:15:00 -0500

The following were elected to the board of directors of the St. Louis chapter of the International Facility Management Association: Jennifer Johnston of Murphy Co. as president; Jacque Mattingly of Monsanto as vice president; Jeff Touchette of Jarrell Contracting as…


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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:15:00 -0500

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Asian shares slide as Wall Street fall, Spain attack weigh

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:49:29 -0500

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as global investor sentiment was battered by big losses on Wall Street amid U.S. political turmoil and a deadly van attack in Spain.


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Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:47:00 -0500

In 1991, visionary Catholic leaders formed the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF) to address declining enrollment and increasing operational costs for Catholic schools in the city of St. Louis. The foundation was established as a separate, nonprofit corporation overseen…


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Quest Management Consultants

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:28:00 -0500

After 30 plus years of human resources experience with three major St. Louis corporations, Joe Wiley decided to start his own business: Quest Management Consultants. Wiley credits staying involved in the St. Louis metro area and continual networking to his…


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Wal-Mart tops Street 2Q forecasts

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:25:16 -0500

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $2.9 billion.


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Gap beats Street 2Q forecasts

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:53:42 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. (GPS) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $271 million.


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Starbucks chairman questions country's 'moral fiber'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:03:48 -0500

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the "moral fiber" of the country in question.


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Nevada judge clears way for expanded marijuana distribution

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:36:01 -0500

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational pot sales began last month.


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Under fire — from GOP — Trump digs in on Confederate icons

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:35:04 -0500

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump on Thursday burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the…


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3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:01:37 -0500

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook.



Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:34:24 -0500

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a $3 billion tax break Thursday with bipartisan support for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a…


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