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Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 3:31pm

About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to act quickly.

US stocks move lower as earnings disappoint; Allstate slumps

Steve Rothwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 2:52pm

U.S. stocks fell for a third straight day Tuesday as investors assessed some disappointing earnings reports.

Obama calls for more female and minority entrepreneurs

Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 2:51pm

President Barack Obama says underrepresentation of women and minorities among the nation's startups is hurting business.

Bird flu quarantine to be lifted on most affected Iowa farms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 4:00pm

Iowa agriculture officials say a majority of the quarantine zones set up around poultry farms infected with bird flu are being lifted.

Air Canada bans shipments of big-game hunting trophies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 4:00pm

Air Canada says it will no longer transport big-game hunting trophies after the killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist drew international attention.

APNewsBreak: Kansas ends $25 cap on cash benefits from ATMs

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 3:51pm

Kansas on Tuesday eliminated a $25-per-day limit on ATM withdrawals with cash assistance cards, citing concerns from U.S. officials.

Travelers CEO to step down in December, cites health issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 3:51pm

The Travelers Cos. Inc. says that Chairman and CEO Jay S. Fishman will step down as CEO on Dec. 1 due to health problems. The company said Alan D. Schnitzer, head of the insurance company's business and international insurance unit, will succeed Fishman as CEO.

IMF signals delay on adding China to currency basket

Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 3:51pm

The staff of the International Monetary Fund is recommending that China wait until at least October 2016 to join an exclusive club of the world's top currencies.

Dallas says Uber driver accused of assault used phony permit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 3:42pm

The city of Dallas says an Uber driver accused of raping a woman in her home last month after dropping her off was using a fake city permit.

Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus files for IPO valued at $100M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 3:41pm

Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has filed for an initial public offering for the second time in a little more than two years.

2 arrested after meth lab remnants found in Iowa Taco Bell

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 3:31pm

Authorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa.

Brazil mining company dumps sand and clay into river

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 3:31pm

Brazilian environmental authorities say they have suspended a mining company's operations in Rio de Janeiro state after a retention dike broke, sending sand and clay into an unpolluted river that flows into Rio's Guanabara Bay where Olympic sailing events will be held next year.

Landmark New York hotel can't get bike-sharing rack removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 3:11pm

A landmark New York City hotel's bid to get rid of a bicycle-sharing rack from a space across from its entrance has been rejected.

VA permanently closes acute care center at Fort Harrison

Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 3:01pm

VA Montana has dissolved its urgent mental health unit in favor of additional long-term beds at Fort Harrison west of Helena.

Appeals court reinstates trucker lawsuit over NY road tolls

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 2:51pm

Truckers who claim the New York State Thruway Authority charges excessive tolls are back on track after a federal appeals court reinstated their claims Tuesday.

Woman can go ahead with lawsuit alleging Facebook defamation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 2:41pm

A New York court has reinstated the claims of a woman who says an ex-boyfriend broke into her Facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements.

Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 2:32pm

Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89.

Shire offers to buy Baxter drug spinoff for $30 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 2:31pm

The Irish drugmaker Shire is offering to buy Baxalta for about $30 billion in stock as it attempts to solidify its strengthening position in rare disease treatments.

Grain mostly higher and livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 2:01pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.