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Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:01am

Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a crash last year that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve at night.

Greek opposition calls for elections after TV auction fail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:54am

Greece's conservative opposition called Thursday for early elections after a court declared illegal an auction of private television licenses — an embarrassing setback for the country's left-wing government.


Samsung still stumped by charred Note 7s; heir joins board

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:44am

Samsung Electronics is still trying to figure out why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were catching fire, the company said Thursday, as shareholders appointed the grandson of the company's founder to its board.

Wal-Mart, Target each take cue from the other for holidays

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:42am

Wal-Mart and Target are each taking a cue from the other this holiday season.

Stock indexes are mixed in afternoon trade; bond yields rise

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:41am

U.S. stock indexes are mixed Thursday afternoon as industrial companies like defense contractor Raytheon fall and health care stocks including Bristol-Myers Squibb rise.

UPS 3Q profit up 1 percent as US revenue increases

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:33am

UPS said Thursday that its third-quarter profit inched higher on growing revenue in the U.S. and a more profitable international delivery business.

NJ eyes same casino expansion that has left AC struggling

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:31am

Casino expansion throughout the northeastern U.S. has been blamed for much of Atlantic City's struggles, and New Jersey's first attempt to cash in on those same expansion benefits seems destined to fail.

Broadband privacy rules approved despite industry pushback

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:23am

Federal regulators have approved new broadband privacy rules that make internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon ask customers' permission before using or sharing much of their data, potentially making it more difficult for them to grow advertising businesses.

Man arrested over brass theft from historic Philly building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:21am

Police say a man is in custody for damaging an exterior staircase at a historically significant building in downtown Philadelphia.

Nokia in Q3 loss, sales drop amid networks downturn

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:11am

Mobile networks operator Nokia continued to be hit by a downturn in the industry, reporting a loss in the third quarter and a 12-percent drop in sales that saw the company's share price plunge more than 7 percent.

Ford's 3Q profit falls on recall, truck launch

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:11am

Troubles in Ford Motor Co.'s home market — including slowing U.S. sales, a massive recall and the difficult launch of new heavy-duty pickups — are hurting the company's bottom line.

Grim budget news for Wyoming K-12 funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:01am

State budget analysts say Wyoming K-12 schools will be short $103 million for the current two-year funding cycle because of the economic downturn.

Markets Right Now: Stocks edge mostly lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:50am

The latest on developments in U.S. financial markets:

Altria to close 2 tobacco facilities affecting 580 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:50am

Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, said Thursday that it will close manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and Illinois by early 2018, affecting about 580 workers.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate eases to 3.47 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:32am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, moving closer to historically low levels.

California officials work to remove urban turkeys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:31am

Leaders of a California college town are working to relocate turkeys that have been harassing people on the streets.

Oil pipeline protesters brace for confrontation with police

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:00am

Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are bracing for a confrontation with police Thursday after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:51am

Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:43am

Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Iraq special forces find IS bomb factory, tunnels near Mosul

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:40am

Iraqi special forces east of Mosul probed a network of underground tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility on Thursday in a village recently retaken from the Islamic State group as their allies battled the militants in a push toward the city from the south.