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Nations decide to increase quota for Atlantic Bluefin tuna

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:50:34 -0600

BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials say nations fishing the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean have decided on a major expansion in the annual quota for prized Bluefin tuna, to reflect an improvement in their stocks.



McDonald's to raze Chicago-area museum of 1st restaurant

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:49:07 -0600

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish a suburban Chicago museum that's a replica of the hamburger chain's first restaurant.



McDonald's to raze Chicago-area museum of 1st restaurant

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:49:07 -0600

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish a suburban Chicago museum that's a replica of the hamburger chain's first restaurant.



APNewsBreak: Startup could bring back Vioxx for hemophilia

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:44:57 -0600

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Could there be a second life for the once-popular arthritis pill Vioxx? A startup pharmaceutical company hopes so.


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Officials: Quotas for fishing prized Bluefin tuna in Atlantic and Mediterranean to rise substantially over next 3 years

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:42:26 -0600

BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials: Quotas for fishing prized Bluefin tuna in Atlantic and Mediterranean to rise substantially over next 3 years.



Lowe's gets a hurricane boost, but investors not blown away

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:36:46 -0600

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's profit more than doubled in the third quarter as Americans along the Gulf Coast loaded up trunks and trucks with material to repair the damage delivered by a pair of gigantic hurricanes.


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After death of 8th child, Ikea relaunches dresser recall

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:17:39 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child.


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Lawsuit: 3M contamination led to more cancer, infertility

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:03:35 -0600

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general alleges that chemicals dumped by 3M Co. in the Twin Cities metro led to an increase in cancer, infertility and babies with low birth weights.



European markets brush off worries over German uncertainty

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:02:56 -0600

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets pushed higher Tuesday as investors brushed aside concerns over the political uncertainty in Germany following an upbeat session in Asia where Hong Kong's main index enjoyed its biggest advance in nearly two months.


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Trump administration announces sanctions against North Korea

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:49:31 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to announce Tuesday new sanctions on North Korea, after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation.


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Daktronics posts 2Q profit

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:41:30 -0600

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Daktronics Inc. (DAKT) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $7.1 million.









Reports: UK preparing to increase 'Brexit bill' offer

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:04:07 -0600

LONDON (AP) — Britain is reportedly planning to offer more money to settle its bill with the European Union in a bid to unblock stalled Brexit negotiations — but only if the EU agrees to start discussing a future free-trade…


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Patterson Cos. misses Street 2Q forecasts

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:07:19 -0600

ST PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Patterson Cos. (PDCO) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $40.2 million.



Meet the Tesla semi, Elon Musk's all-electric big truck

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0600

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.



Wildwood vote is 'death certificate' for Hidden Valley, owner says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Planning and zoning commission voted against the hours and months of operation for a zip line as sought by the resort's owner, but in a separate vote the commission supported building the attraction.


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The Latest: China raises doubts on US policy on NKorea

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:52:18 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. declaration of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism (all times local):


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Hormel beats Street 4Q forecasts

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:45:44 -0600

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $218.2 million.



Ex-officials accused of corruption in Manila train contract

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:45:36 -0600

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government filed complaints Tuesday with an anti-graft office accusing many Cabinet officials in the previous administration of corruption in a maintenance contract for a Manila commuter train line hounded by near-daily breakdowns.


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Evine Live reports 3Q loss

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:09:36 -0600

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Evine Live Inc. (EVLV) on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.1 million in its fiscal third quarter.



Athens traffic snarled as subway workers hold 24-hour strike

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:04:35 -0600

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Workers on the Greek capital's subway system have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike that has snarled traffic across Athens.


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Air China suspends North Korea flights, deepening isolation

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:03:27 -0600

BEIJING (AP) — State-owned airline Air China suspended flights Tuesday between Beijing and North Korea due to a lack of demand, deepening the North's isolation amid mounting U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs.


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Portugal considers water rationing as drought intensifies

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:36:38 -0600

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Officials in Portugal say they may begin rationing the public water supply at night-time in response to the country's worst drought on record.



Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:30:00 -0600

Tobacco control experts say the campaign built around newspapers and network TV won't reach people when they are young and most likely to begin smoking. The ads start this weekend.


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Former Tesla employees remain troubled, confused by firings

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:45:00 -0600

Company faces ongoing protests, lawsuits and federal complaints from former workers and workers seeking to unionize.


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Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:27:23 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice.


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Epic antitrust fight looms for AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:49:13 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant.


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State gets 370 applications for medical marijuana licenses

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:13:46 -0600

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say they've received more than 300 applications to operate 60 dispensaries that will sell medical marijuana.



Asian shares advance as Wall Street regains ground

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:51:40 -0600

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares edged mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street regained lost ground overnight amid subdued trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.


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Whitefish halts power work in Puerto Rico over $83M owed

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:44:05 -0600

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Whitefish Energy Holdings said late Monday that it was halting work to help restore power in Puerto Rico because the U.S. territory's government has not paid crews as part of a contract that led…


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2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:15:25 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors have charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals, with one of the schemes relying on gifts paid to a former…



Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:16:45 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant.


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China's deep ties to Zimbabwe could grow after Mugabe era

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:51:11 -0600

HONG KONG (AP) — Under Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of the African nation's biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies.


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MassRoots accuses founder of serious misconduct, files suit

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:27:14 -0600

DENVER (AP) — Barely a month after being ousted as head of the cannabis social network he launched in 2013, MassRoots founder Isaac Dietrich is now being sued by his former company, which alleges he stole more than $250,000 from…









Rates on short-term Treasury bills rose at weekly auction

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:57:25 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to their highest levels since the fall of 2008.



Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:50:48 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027.


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Trump charity stepped up 2016 giving amid campaign scrutiny

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:52:43 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump sharply increased the amount of money he gave away through his foundation last year as the charity drew scrutiny during the campaign.



TransCanada to test water in drainage ditch near spill

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:14:02 -0600

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota official says TransCanada Corp. plans to test water from a drainage ditch near the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill from the Keystone pipeline to determine if it is polluted.



Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:16:23 -0600

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the pipeline operator and…


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Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:16:23 -0600

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TransCanada to test water in drainage ditch near spill

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:14:02 -0600

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota official says TransCanada Corp. plans to test water from a drainage ditch near the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill from the Keystone pipeline to determine if it is polluted.



Yellen to step down from Federal Reserve board

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:23 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to President Donald Trump on Monday, announcing that she will leave when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman.


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Kentucky mine employee sentenced for violating safety law

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:59:36 -0600

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — An employee at a Kentucky coal mine has been sentenced for violating the federal Mine Safety and Health Act.



Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for nearly 60 problem drivers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:46:20 -0600

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber's parent company on Monday for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as drivers.



Raven Industries beats 3Q profit forecasts

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:47:25 -0600

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Raven Industries Inc. (RAVN) on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $12 million.



Culinary program creates a new career pathway for working dads

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:45:00 -0600

First class graduates from a new partnership between L'École Culinaire and St. Louis’ Fathers’ Support Center.


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Minnesota corn harvest advances to 90 percent complete

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:25:17 -0600

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers have now harvested about 90 percent of the state's corn crop as the season approaches its close.



Judge dismisses challenge to Winona County's frack sand ban

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:22:37 -0600

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a challenge to Winona County's ban on industrial frack sand mining.



Macy's Parade balloon inflation hours changing this year

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:13:38 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation viewing will end two hours earlier this year and anyone attending must be screened.


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The Latest: State Department studying Nebraska decision

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:57:37 -0600

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska regulators deciding whether to approve a Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state (all times local):


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The Latest: State Department studying Nebraska decision

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:57:37 -0600

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska regulators deciding whether to approve a Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state (all times local):


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Big New Mexico wind energy project faces public hearing

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:49:53 -0600

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed eastern New Mexico wind energy project that will be the subject of a public hearing next week has a large group of backers but also faces a substantial number of opponents, including staff…



Wall Street ticks up, lifted by Verizon, chipmakers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:45:00 -0600

Trading volumes were thin and expected to get even quieter leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.


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A look at 5 NYC hotels, each with something special to offer

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:42:07 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has hundreds of hotels, located in different neighborhoods, with different styles and amenities.


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Cavium and Alibaba rise while Merck and Marathon Oil fall

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:41:36 -0600

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



MBTA awards $723M contract to modernize fare collection

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:33:58 -0600

BOSTON (AP) — The board overseeing the nation's fifth-largest transit agency has approved a $723 million overhaul of its fare collection system that will phase-out the CharlieCard and allow riders to board trains, trolleys and buses with the tap of…


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Amsterdam, Paris picked to host EU agencies after Brexit

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:33:38 -0600

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union went back to its roots Monday by picking cities from two of its founding nations — France and the Netherlands — to host key agencies that will have move once Britain leaves the bloc…


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Correction: Ferry Service-Labor Issues story

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:32:34 -0600

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — In a story Nov. 18 about a group's report about the state ferry system, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the organization. It is the Southeast Conference, not the Southwest Conference.



The Latest: Colorado fines Uber $8.9M for problem drivers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:13:19 -0600

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a $8.9 million fine issued by Colorado regulators against Uber's parent company (all times local):



Markets Right Now: Banks, tech stocks lead indexes higher

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:08:39 -0600

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):



7 Tips For Cyber Monday Shopping

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:00 -0600

MoneyTipsDo you like the idea of good deals but not the idea of standing outside the mall in a three-point stance waiting for the doors to open for pre-dawn Black Friday savings? Then Cyber Monday which will be held on…



Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:57:53 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive.


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Michigan vote on legalizing marijuana is likely in 2018

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:50:30 -0600

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of a ballot drive to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes in Michigan submitted 365,000 signatures to the state Monday, which appears to be more than enough to qualify the initiative for a…


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Indian automaker Mahindra opens US plant

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:48:54 -0600

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group is opening an automotive manufacturing facility near Detroit.


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Grain mostly lower,livestock mixed

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:42:47 -0600

Wheat for Dec. was off 5.25 cents at 4.22 a bushel; Dec. corn rose 2 cents at 3.45 bushel; Dec. oats fell 2 cents at $2.55 bushel; while Nov. soybeans was lost .50 cent at $9.90 a bushel.



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

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:36 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Monday



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

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:36 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Monday



Auto safety group seeks Chrysler Pacifica recall

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:19:05 -0600

DETROIT (AP) — An auto safety group is asking the government for a recall of Chrysler Pacifica minivans over complaints that the engines can stall without warning.



Amazon goes into the holidays with magnified store presence

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:15:34 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon goes into the holiday season with a newly magnified brick-and-mortar presence, giving it more opportunities to sell its Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and other gadgets.


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Shootings put semi-automatic rifles ads under new scrutiny

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:15:20 -0600

ATLANTA (AP) — The ads leap out from the pages of almost any gun magazine: Soldiers wearing greasepaint and camouflage wield military-style rifles depicted as essential to the American way of life. A promotional spot by the Mossberg brand boasts…


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Maine outdoors companies form alliance to boost business

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:45:40 -0600

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Seeking to leverage the state's rugged outdoor heritage, outdoor-focused companies from L.L. Bean to dehydrated food maker Good To-Go announced Monday that they've created a trade alliance named Maine Outdoors Brands to boost the sector.






Tyson Foods: New facility in Tennessee to create 1,500 jobs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:16:00 -0600

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company…


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CORRECTS: Tyson Foods to build new chicken plant in Tennessee, a $300M project expected to create more than 1,500 jobs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:14:39 -0600

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) — CORRECTS: Tyson Foods to build new chicken plant in Tennessee, a $300M project expected to create more than 1,500 jobs. (Corrects APNewsAlert with incorrectly spelled dateline.)



Janet Yellen announces she will leave Federal Reserve board after Powell becomes next chairman

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:12:44 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen announces she will leave Federal Reserve board after Powell becomes next chairman.



Modest growth forecast for Ohio holiday retail sales

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:05:41 -0600

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ahead of Black Friday and the December sales season, researchers are expecting a modest 2 percent increase in Ohio holiday retail spending compared with last year, according to an annual forecast released Monday.






US hits Iran firms with sanctions for counterfeit Yemen cash

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:56:01 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on six Iranian men and companies for counterfeiting Yemeni currency as a part of a scheme by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to destabilize the country.



Trump promises 'huge tax cut for Christmas'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:55:00 -0600

Trump said Monday before a Cabinet meeting that a tax overhaul 'will bring urgent to relief to hardworking families.'


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The Latest: Paris picked as future home of EU banking agency

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:50:17 -0600

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the competition between EU countries to host agencies that must be relocated because of Brexit: (all times local):


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Europe's top banker expects job gains to give wages a boost

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:03:46 -0600

LONDON (AP) — Wage increases across the 19-country eurozone should start to pick up as a result of a sustained fall in unemployment, Europe's top central banker said Monday.



Luminant cuts about 600 jobs as it closes Texas coal plants

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:57:44 -0600

DALLAS (AP) — Electricity generator Luminant is cutting about 600 jobs as it closes three coal-fired power plants and a mine in Texas.



Confederate Motors rebranding as Curtiss Motorcycles in 2018

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:38:32 -0600

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — High-end motorcycle maker Confederate Motors Inc. is changing its name and abandoning internal combustion engines.









Walmart's plan to boost Black Friday sales: Early deals, higher prices

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:30:00 -0600

Walmart is taking a new approach with its online offerings ahead of Black Friday by posting deals early on some items — and raising prices on others.