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Judge dismisses racial claims in Arkansas school lawsuit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:21:13 -0500

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A U.S. district judge has dismissed claims made in a 2015 lawsuit that state leaders were racially motivated when they took control of the Little Rock School District and dissolved its school board.



Yosemite chief retiring amid complaints of hostile workplace

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:22:56 -0500

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The head of Yosemite National Park is retiring after employees complained that he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment and other misconduct, allegations also raised in other popular national parks, officials said Thursday.



BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0334

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:13:47 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Thursday.



BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0334

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:13:47 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Thursday.



Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower on Wall Street

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:05:41 -0500

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



Yellen pledges to improve Fed's workplace diversity

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:07:34 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Janet Yellen says she is committed to increasing diversity throughout the Federal Reserve system, including the ranks of senior leadership.



DTE Energy putting its chips on gas-fired power plants

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:58:35 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — DTE Energy says it will spend at least $1 billion on new power plants that use natural gas.



APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:52:12 -0500

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation's toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on…


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Ex-Delta executive to pay more than $5 million over trades

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:52:59 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Delta Air Lines Inc. executive will pay more than $5 million to settle charges that he profited improperly by manipulating trades in energy futures.



Comanche Nation schedules new tribal runoff election

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:38:01 -0500

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The Comanche Nation Election Board has determined that a runoff election for tribal chairman may have been tainted by alleged violations of tribal election ordinances.



Grain mixed, livestock mixed

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:41:25 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.



Grain mixed, livestock mixed

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:41:26 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.



BC-Cotton Bale

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:28:16 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Cotton futures No. 2 closed 90 cents to $3.65 a bale lower Thursday.



Little Rock police release video of lawmaker's arrest

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:32:23 -0500

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock Police Department has released video footage of the arrest of a state representative who had been filming a traffic stop.



3Q Fund Review: A welcome return to strong, steady returns

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:20:23 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a good summer for fund investors, as calm and strong markets around the world lifted most categories to gains from July into September.



AP Explains: What does OPEC's tentative deal mean for oil?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:15:25 -0500

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC nations have agreed in theory that they need to reduce their production to help boost global oil prices during a meeting in Algeria, but a major disagreement between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and…


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Nearly 150K Wells Fargo accounts in Texas possibly affected

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:56:56 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEO of Wells Fargo says nearly 150,000 Texas accounts possibly were affected in the banking scandal that's drawn the attention of Congress.



Peugeot targets 150,000 vehicle sales in Iran in second half of this year

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:56:54 -0500

(Reuters) - PSA Peugeot Citroen said it plans to sell more than 150,000 Peugeot vehicles in Iran in the second half of this year as the French carmaker seeks to reclaim the leading position it once enjoyed in the country.



Judge orders former real estate mogul to pay creditors $286M

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:42:21 -0500

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered a former luxury real estate mogul to pay $286 million to the creditors of a Montana club for the ultrarich that he is accused of fleecing for personal gain before driving…


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New Adidas CEO sets off in pursuit of Nike

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:39:44 -0500

(Reuters) - Closing the gap on clear market leader Nike (NKE.N) is the challenge facing new Adidas boss Kasper Rorsted when the Dane takes charge of the world's second biggest sportswear brand from the start of October.



After train crash, PATH service to resume, buses to help

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:41:07 -0500

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some commuters will be riding buses to get home or to work after the train crash at the Hoboken Terminal. Officials are still assessing the extent of damage to the terminal.



Scottrade said to be exploring potential sale

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:30:00 -0500

Town and Country-based Scottrade has drawn interest from rivals, including TD Ameritrade, Bloomberg reports


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Yosemite National Park chief retiring amid allegations he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:21:47 -0500

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park chief retiring amid allegations he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment.



FCC delays vote on much-disputed rules on cable boxes

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:11:00 -0500

Consumers could potentially save a few hundred dollars a year if they don't have to buy or rent a cable box


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FCC delays vote on much-disputed rules on cable boxes

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:09:45 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators delayed a decision Thursday on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to eliminate the need for cable boxes.


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Wells Fargo claws back millions from CEO after scandal

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:06:06 -0500

(WSJ) - CEO John Stumpf to forfeit $41 million in unvested equity awards, forgo salary during investigation; former retail banking head Carrie Tolstedt to forfeit $19 million in unvested equity awards



Bad baccarat month drags Nevada casinos' win down 5 percent

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:01:09 -0500

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A poor showing from the high-roller game of baccarat and two fewer weekend days pushed Nevada gambling revenue down 5.2 percent in August compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Thursday.



Navy insists speedy warship will be fine after a bumpy start

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:57:11 -0500

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Five of seven of the U.S. Navy's speedy new warships have had engine problems in the past year and four of them are now considered "test" ships that'll rarely, if ever, be deployed.



Lawsuit: ExxonMobil polluted river, ignored climate change

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:55:23 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — ExxonMobil is being sued by a Boston-based environmental group that says the company has polluted the Mystic River and failed to consider the potential impacts of climate change.



Signoff creates savings funds for private California workers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:49:10 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 7 million California workers will be automatically enrolled in a retirement savings account under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday in an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be financially unprepared to…


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Missouri university prepares to host presidential debate

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:50:40 -0500

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington University in St. Louis officials say the experience and national attention are benefits of hosting a presidential debate despite the high financial costs.






Your Capital One Credit Card Could Help You Score Jingle Ball Tickets

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:47:41 -0500

Jingle Ball tickets sell out in minutes, but if you have a Capital One credit card, you may have better odds of getting one.



Green Dot Launches Secured Credit Card: What You Need to Know

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:46:23 -0500

Green Dot Corp. is now offering a secured credit card. Here's what you need to know.



Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:41:21 -0500

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A utility company says two crows triggered a power outage in mid-July that knocked out service to about 100,000 customers in three Western states.



Judge's order upheld in ex-Tulsa officer's murder trial

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:35:32 -0500

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An appeals court has affirmed a judge's order that the attorney for a former Tulsa police officer charged in the fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend provide evidence to prosecutors.



Stocks turn lower as drugmakers drag health stocks down

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:34:03 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are skidding Thursday and giving up most of their gains from the last two days. EpiPen maker Mylan and other drug companies face scrutiny over increases in product prices. Banks are falling as bond…


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AP EXPLAINS: What's at stake as US cedes internet control

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:25:58 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — On Saturday, the U.S. government plans to cede control of some of the internet's core systems — namely, the directories that help web browsers and apps know where to find the latest weather, maps and Facebook…


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Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest story

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:09:26 -0500

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about the purchase of a ranch near the site of a pipeline protest in North Dakota, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the purchase by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners is exempt…



Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest story

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:09:26 -0500

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about the purchase of a ranch near the site of a pipeline protest in North Dakota, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the purchase by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners is exempt…



Italy's Novamont invests $112 million in biochemical plant

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:01:11 -0500

MILAN (AP) — The Italian biochemical company Novamont on Thursday unveiled the first plant in the world to make a chemical compound used in the production of plastics with renewable sources.



Community Health selling 4 hospitals in Mississippi, Florida

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:49:49 -0500

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Community Health Systems says it is selling four hospitals in Mississippi and Florida to Curae Health Inc.






Changes could come to East Coast monkfish business

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:38:46 -0500

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are working on a new plan to manage the monkfish fishery on the East Coast.






New editors named for Scottsbluff daily paper, Gering weekly

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:36:31 -0500

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The editor of the weekly newspaper in Gering has been named editor of the daily Scottsbluff Star-Herald in the Nebraska Panhandle.



Electrics touted at Paris car show, but await their moment

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:37:12 -0500

PARIS (AP) — When will electric-powered cars become a practical choice for ordinary people? The question hangs in the air at the Paris auto show, where Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors are showing off electrics they hope are the on-ramp…


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Northwestern Mutual eliminating jobs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:30:12 -0500

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Employees at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance have been told the company will eliminate 100 jobs this year and hundreds more in 2017.



Q&A: The data your car collects and who can use it

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:20:13 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Your car knows more about you than you think.



3 states sue to block US ceding control of Internet group

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:10:08 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three conservative states are suing the Obama administration in an attempt to block the U.S. government from ceding oversight of some of the internet's core systems.



3 states sue to block US ceding control of Internet group

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:10:08 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three conservative states are suing the Obama administration in an attempt to block the U.S. government from ceding oversight of some of the internet's core systems.



Richards lands new contract to advise on fiscal issues

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:11:35 -0500

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards has signed another contract with the state, this time to provide legal advice on "fiscal and other related matters."



Housing Costs Are Rising Faster Than Incomes, Study Finds

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:11:36 -0500

Homes are unaffordable in more American cities than any time since the recession began, and housing costs are rising far faster than incomes, according to a



Volvo plans to sell self-driving car in 5 years

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:04:45 -0500

ROMULUS, Michigan (AP) — Volvo Car Corp. plans to sell a self-driving vehicle to consumers in five years.



BC-Noon Oil

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:05:15 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $47.85 per barrel at 12 p.m. Thursday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.






Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:03:57 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nonpartisan investigative agency of Congress says the Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients.



China, Britain, France sign pact for new UK nuclear plant

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:59:18 -0500

LONDON (AP) — Officials from China, Britain and France have attended a signing ceremony to mark the final approval for the construction of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station in southwest England.


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China, Britain, France sign pact for new UK nuclear plant

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:59:18 -0500

LONDON (AP) — Officials from China, Britain and France have attended a signing ceremony to mark the final approval for the construction of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station in southwest England.


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Three Brain Surgeries Can't Keep Cancer Patient From Son's Birth

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:50:40 -0500

A man with cancer made it to the birth of his son, thanks to the help of the hospital staff. And it was all captured on film.



Redstone push is on to reunite CBS and Viacom

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:50:07 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Media mogul Sumner Redstone's firm is calling for CBS and Viacom to combine again, more than a decade after they went their separate ways.


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OPEC deal shows cartel's resolve _ and desperation

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:33:24 -0500

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — OPEC's unexpected agreement to trim production shows the cartel still has the resolve — and even desperation — to try to guide oil prices higher. But don't expect triple-digit crude anytime soon.


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Wells Fargo CEO faces more criticism from lawmakers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:28:53 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, told angry lawmakers Thursday the bank is expanding its review of accounts and will evaluate executives' roles.


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FCC delays decision on much-disputed rules on cable boxes

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:15:57 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have delayed a decision on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to bypass the need for cable boxes.



Tesla rear-ends bus in Germany, driver blames autopilot

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:12:04 -0500

BERLIN (AP) — Police in northern Germany say that a Tesla driver is blaming the car's autopilot after crashing into the rear end of a bus on a highway.



Tesla rear-ends bus in Germany, driver blames autopilot

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:12:04 -0500

BERLIN (AP) — Police in northern Germany say that a Tesla driver is blaming the car's autopilot after crashing into the rear end of a bus on a highway.



Study: Police using body cameras see huge drop in complaints

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:06:54 -0500

LONDON (AP) — A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras — pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could…



Denmark receives Panama Papers data to fight tax dodging

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:07:16 -0500

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has received data leaked from a Panamanian law firm that helped customers open offshore companies to avoid paying taxes, authorities said Thursday, adding they paid nearly 6 million kroner ($902,500) for it.



Study: Police using body cameras see huge drop in complaints

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:06:54 -0500

LONDON (AP) — A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras — pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could…






Denmark's crown prince couple kick off 2-day Boston trip

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:58:36 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are kicking off a two-day trade mission to Boston.


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Grain mixed, livestock mixed

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:56:13 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.



Justices take up trademark case that could affect Redskins

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:55:26 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that could affect the Washington Redskins.


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Are you owed money from a forgotten bank account?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:28:50 -0500

Finding money you didn't know you had is like discovering lost treasure. For many people, there's treasure to be found in old, forgotten bank accounts.


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Tyson Foods unit to add 350 jobs in Council Bluffs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:31:48 -0500

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Foods plans to invest $27 million in one of its plants in western Iowa and hire another 350 works.



Vegas airport passenger count up 4.8 percent so far in 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:17:49 -0500

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials in Las Vegas are reporting another monthly increase in the number of people using McCarran International Airport in August, and say passenger traffic is up 4.8 percent for the first eight months of 2016.



PepsiCo's drinks, snacks boost sales in North America

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:11:04 -0500

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo sold more of its beverages and Frito-Lay snacks in North America during the third quarter, helping it deliver a profit that beat Wall Street expectations.


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US pending home sales slump in August

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:01:01 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, as a shortage of properties for sale is weighing on the market.


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Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.42 percent

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:58 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slipped this week to the lowest level since mid-July.



Supreme Court to hear 'swipe fees' case

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:54:36 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a dispute over state laws that prohibit merchants from imposing fees on customers who use credit cards.



Cambodian agrees to raise minimum wage for garment workers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:48:36 -0500

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian government has agreed to raise the minimum wage for clothing and footwear workers, a move that could help placate workers in the country's biggest export industry.



Just Born, maker of candy Peeps, sues union over strike

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:52:23 -0500

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania company that makes marshmallow Peeps as well as Mike and Ike candies has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a workers' strike is illegal.



Herbal supplement maker agrees to quality control measures

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:43:11 -0500

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general says the state has reached an agreement with an herbal supplement maker to implement new quality control measures to confirm the authenticity of its products.



Volvo recalls 44K vehicles; leak can cause air bag problem

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:40:28 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Volvo is recalling about 44,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the air conditioning can leak water into the vehicles and cause air bags to malfunction.



World's first 4-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:32:48 -0500

BERLIN (AP) — Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world's first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly.


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Push is on to reunite CBS and Viacom

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:18:59 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — A company that controls CBS and Viacom wants the two New York media companies to combine again, more than a decade after they went their separate ways.



Ex-United Airlines pilot gets 41 months for stalking Texan

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:05:21 -0500

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Prosecutors say a former United Airlines pilot must serve 41 months in federal prison for posting online nude photos of a Texas woman he once dated.



Ex-United Airlines pilot gets 41 months for stalking Texan

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:05:21 -0500

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Prosecutors say a former United Airlines pilot must serve 41 months in federal prison for posting online nude photos of a Texas woman he once dated.






ConAgra beats 1Q profit forecasts on lower costs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:01:58 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — ConAgra's first-quarter profit easily Wall Street expectations as lower costs offset a decline in sales.


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ConAgra beats 1Q profit forecasts on lower costs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:01:58 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — ConAgra's first-quarter profit easily Wall Street expectations as lower costs offset a decline in sales.


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