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Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:33:20 -0500

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a…

Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:33:20 -0500

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a…

Recalls this week: ATVs, bibs, ladders, bicycles

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:12:12 -0500

About 37,000 defective ladders are being recalled because locking pins can fail unexpectedly. Other recalled consumer products this week include bibs that pose a suffocation hazard and electric bicycles with a defective fork.

US stocks move higher as health care vote remains uncertain

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:11:57 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Friday as technology companies rise, but challenges to the Republican-backed American Health Care Act are again weighing on the market. For most of this week investors have been waiting for answers about…

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Apple: Software flaws in latest WikiLeaks docs are all fixed

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:11:30 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple said purported hacking vulnerabilities disclosed by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers.

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Iowa's February unemployment rate drops to 3.2 percent

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:10:41 -0500

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report says Iowa's unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent in February, its lowest level since 2001.

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:01:01 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much.

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Feds close probe of Ford SUV door ajar lights without recall

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:55:27 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have decided not to seek a recall after investigating complaints that door ajar warning lights won't turn off on thousands of Ford SUVs.

February looks like record month for St. Louis job growth, but numbers are preliminary

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:43:00 -0500

Gain of 10,400 jobs would be biggest since at least 1990

Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:31:54 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.

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Texas unemployment for February up slightly to 4.9 percent

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:24:46 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas unemployment rate in February rose slightly to reach 4.9 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

Nebraska preliminary jobless rate 3.2 percent in February

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:19:01 -0500

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate dropped last month to 3.2 percent as several industrial sectors showed employment gains, according to a state report issued Friday.

North Carolina's unemployment rate drops slightly

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:11:22 -0500

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's unemployment rate for February has dropped to 5.1 percent.

Hiring rises in 11 US states last month, gains widely spread

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:05:16 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared with January and was mostly unchanged in the other 39, as stronger U.S. job gains benefited most of the country. Still, pockets of weakness remained.

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Rolls-Royce moves into new jet engine facility in Indiana

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:04:32 -0500

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — After over two years of planning and construction, Rolls-Royce has moved into a brand new, jet engine facility in Indiana.

Markets Right Now: US stocks edge higher in midday trading

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:53:11 -0500

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Kraft Heinz lays off 200 white-collar workers in Canada, US

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:54:15 -0500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz Co. has laid off 200 white-collar workers in Canada and the United States.

Kraft Heinz lays off 200 white-collar workers in Canada, US

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:54:15 -0500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz Co. has laid off 200 white-collar workers in Canada and the United States.

Mnuchin says administration tax plan coming soon

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:36:05 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that after the initial congressional battle over health care, the administration plans to turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program approved by Congress by August.

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Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:36:46 -0500

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

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Vermont unemployment rate drops slightly to 3 percent

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:18:44 -0500

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate inched down last month to 3 percent.

North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:05:38 -0500

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday.

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Portugal cuts deficit, says rejecting austerity brings gain

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:55:26 -0500

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's statistics agency says that the country's budget deficit fell to 2.1 percent last year, with the government saying the drop proved critics of its anti-austerity measures wrong.

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:34:35 -0500

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history,…

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Grain higher, livestock higher

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:30:01 -0500

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

Grain higher, livestock higher

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:30:01 -0500

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

Trump says 'It's a great day for American jobs' as permit is issued to build the stalled Keystone XL pipeline

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:32:07 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says 'It's a great day for American jobs' as permit is issued to build the stalled Keystone XL pipeline.

South Carolina unemployment rate unchanged in February

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:31:21 -0500

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate has remained unchanged as the number of people working in the state has risen.

Miami commissioners back mayor in his fight against Airbnb

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:19:18 -0500

MIAMI (AP) — City commissioners are supporting Miami's mayor in his fight to restrict rentals through Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms.

Pennsylvania jobless rate hits 7-year low as payrolls rise

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:18:41 -0500

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in February for the third straight month, hitting a post-recession low of 5 percent as payrolls climbed to a record high.

Western brands respond to report on Bangladesh tanneries

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:04:43 -0500

Leather made with child labor and under dangerous, polluted conditions in Bangladesh went to factories that produced goods for major U.S. and European shoe and handbag brands and companies, according to a report released Friday by New York-based nonprofit Transparentem.…

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Baker weighs alternative to employer health care charge

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:34:45 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is weighing an alternative to a proposed health care assessment on certain employers.

Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:30:17 -0500

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher.

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New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:01:41 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on a big investment from China.

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate home loans fell to 4.23 percent from 4.30 percent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.71 percent a year ago and averaged 3.65 percent in 2016, lowest…

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Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:39:28 -0500

(AP) - The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office.

US factory orders for long-lasting goods increased 1.7 percent in February

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:29:39 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory orders for long-lasting goods increased 1.7 percent in February.

Healthcare vote delay worries stocks, dollar

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:32:30 -0500

Futures higher; all eyes on healthcare vote

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:32:27 -0500

Trump administration issues presidential permit to TransCanada to build Keystone XL pipeline

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:22:21 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration issues presidential permit to TransCanada to build Keystone XL pipeline.

Eurozone's economic growth near 6-year high: New survey

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:05 -0500

LONDON (AP) — Businesses across the 19-country eurozone, and particularly in France, are increasingly upbeat and hiring more people despite big uncertainties — including France's high-stakes presidential election.

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14 Cities Where Millennials Are Still Living With Their Parents

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:30:53 -0500

Across the country, more people ages 18 to 34 are living at home with their parents. Here are the cities where it's happening the most.

5 Splurge-Worthy Additions for Your New Home

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:21 -0500

Upgrade your new pad with splurge-worthy additions.

15 Ways to Save at Crate & Barrel

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:30:54 -0500

We've got 15 full ways you can get that designer decor for less.

These 15 States Have the Most Telecommuting Jobs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:06 -0500

Looking to work at home? It might surprise you, but where you live matters.

People in Business

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Robert A. Srote, principal at Schaub + Srote Architects, was appointed president of the Missouri chapter of the Association of Licensed Architects.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500


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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500


Hilton introducing new Tru model in St. Charles

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Hilton Hotels expects to break ground this spring on a new Tru by Hilton location in St. Charles, its first in the St. Louis market.

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Leather maker, Lyme tester among tech grants in Maine

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:01:57 -0500

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A company that makes leather products and a startup that wants to design a new Lyme disease test are among the recipients of more than $1 million in grants from the Maine Technology Institute.

Samsung shareholders welcome stock price gains, rue scandals

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:01:10 -0500

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shareholders of Samsung Electronics praised the company Friday for big gains in its share price while lamenting its involvement in a massive corruption scandal that brought the arrest of the company's de facto leader.

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Chrome-plating company at NY arsenal inks deal with Army

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:56:43 -0500

WATERVLIET, N.Y. (AP) — A chrome plating and surface finishing company with an operation at Watervliet Arsenal has inked a $16.9 million contract with the U.S. Army.

Justice Department settles suit over LA Dodgers broadcasts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:11:47 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday it has settled a lawsuit that accused AT&T's DirectTV unit of orchestrating a backroom deal with competitors to not carry the sole channel that broadcasts Dodgers baseball in Los…

In brave new world, all companies are Sears

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:11:00 -0500

Internet-oriented companies, to varying degrees, are vulnerable to the very forces which allowed them to gain market share.

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Governor: 45K Alaskans could lose health coverage under bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:07:42 -0500

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker said Thursday that as many as 45,000 Alaskans stand to lose health care coverage under a Republican bill proposed in the U.S. House.

Pilots' union says AA is leaving standby passengers behind

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:27:01 -0500

DALLAS (AP) — The head of the pilots' union said Thursday that American Airlines is leaving thousands of standby passengers at the gate to make sure that flights depart on time.

Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:19:33 -0500

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism.

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Court decision could sway Colorado battle over oil-gas rules

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:43:51 -0500

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators can put more weight on protecting public health and the environment when they draw up rules for oil and gas drilling, the state's second-highest court said Thursday, giving environmentalists and others a new tool to…

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RV industry supplier building new northern Indiana plant

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:34:07 -0500

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Construction is starting on a new recreational vehicle supplier's factory in northern Indiana that comes amid strong sales for the industry that's concentrated in the area.

Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:02:43 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their…

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Coal slurry spills into Crooked Run in Boone County

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:36:18 -0500

PEYTONA, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia environmental officials say coal slurry has leaked into Crooked Run near Peytona in Boone County, south of Charleston.

Nissan declines talks with union after Mississippi rally

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:17:09 -0500

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. has declined to talk to union supporters about conditions at its Mississippi assembly plant after a March 4 pro-union rally headlined by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:53:28 -0500


West Virginia Senate advances mining bill with inspections

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:13:38 -0500

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers on Thursday began advancing revisions of coal mining regulations after removing provisions that would have sharply reduced safety inspections of underground mines.

PVH and Five Below rise while Ford and Alphabet fall

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:52:34 -0500

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:

South Texas school board gives Exxon $1.2 billion tax break

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:52:14 -0500

PORTLAND, Texas (AP) — A South Texas school board has approved an estimated $1.2 billion in tax breaks to entice Exxon Mobil Corp. and its Saudi partner to build a $9.3 billion petrochemical plant within its district along the Texas…

Iowa State leader, headed to Auburn, was dogged by conflicts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:49:13 -0500

Iowa State University President Steven Leath is leaving behind a record of achievements that landed him the top job at Auburn University but a history of testing ethical boundaries that earned him criticism along the way.

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AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:47:21 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials said, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.

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Trump SEC pick assures that his Wall St. work not problem

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:28:20 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, attorney Jay Clayton, sought to assure lawmakers that he'll show no favoritism and act only in the public interest, as his Wall Street connections were scrutinized…

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WikiLeaks: CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:29:03 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn't disable by resetting their devices.

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Wall St ticks lower as health bill vote is delayed

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:32:19 -0500