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Obama's power plant climate plan shifts to courts, states

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:31pm

President Barack Obama sought to clamp down Monday on power plant emissions with a federal plan that — if successful — would attempt to slow global warming by dramatically shifting the way Americans get and use electricity.

Obama power plant rules spark 2016 fight over climate change

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:13pm

President Barack Obama's sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both parties seeing an opportunity to capitalize.

US stocks drop, led by another fall in the energy sector

Steve Rothwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:52pm

Another bad day for the energy sector pulled down stocks on Monday.

States' targets shift in final Obama climate change plan

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:00pm

Sixteen states will have tougher carbon dioxide reduction targets than they originally planned now that President Barack Obama has presented his final plan to cut emissions from U.S. power plants.

Pimco says SEC may take action against its total return fund

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:50pm

Investment giant Pimco said Monday the Securities and Exchange Commission may take legal action against its total-return fund.

Walker personal finances: more liabilities than assets

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:20pm

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker often talks about shopping at discount stores. Now we know why.

Officials calling Nevada solar future bright under EPA rules

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:11pm

Several Nevada government and business leaders said Monday they see a bright future for renewable energy projects in the state under federal rules tightening pollution controls for greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

Puerto Rico confirms it failed to make $58M debt payment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:41pm

The government of Puerto Rico confirmed Monday that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment in a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the U.S. island territory.

Utah cities collect $25 of every $1,000 earned by residents

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:21pm

As cities and counties throughout Utah consider raising property and sales taxes this year, a tax watchdog group released a report Monday looking at how much residents already pay through taxes and fees.

New owner plans 'patient' approach to Rocky Gap casino

David Dishneau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:11pm

The new owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland is in no hurry to make changes.

Delta says it's banning shipment of hunting 'trophies'

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:02pm

Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.

Indiana medical software company hack affected 3.9M people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:01pm

An Indiana medical software company has reported the private information of 3.9 million people nationwide was exposed when its networks were hacked earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.

GM ignition switch deaths, injuries total 398

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:41pm

General Motors' faulty ignition switches were responsible for at least 124 deaths and 274 injuries, according to a fund set up to compensate victims.

US-China nuclear agreement passes congressional review

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:32pm

An agreement allowing American involvement in China's civilian atomic industry is set to be renewed for 30 years despite some stiff criticism from lawmakers over the Asian nation's record on nuclear proliferation.

US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:21pm

More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me."

US Treasury estimates $552 billion in borrowing this year

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:01pm

The Treasury Department on Monday estimated that it will end up borrowing $552 billion for the current budget year, the lowest total in eight years.

Grain lower and livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:01pm

Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:01pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.

Jury in crane collapse case awards $48 million in damages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 1:51pm

A jury has decided the families of two men killed in a New York City construction crane collapse should get $48 million in punitive damages from the crane's owner and his companies.