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WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:50am

The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.

Auction set for work from ex-auto plant credited to Banksy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:43am

An auction is planned for an artwork that gallery officials say the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy created at a former Detroit auto plant.

US stocks edge higher on earnings, deal news

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:31am

U.S. stocks edged higher Friday, as investors assessed the latest batch of company earnings and deal news.

Lawsuit: CVS overcharged customers for drugs

Aaron Smith, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:18am

CVS is overcharging customers who have insurance by "fraudulently" jacking up prices on prescription drugs, while those with cash are paying much less, a lawsuit claims.

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:01am

Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.

NY village makes ransom payments to keep computers running

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:31am

New York auditors say an upstate village made ransom payments of $300 and $500 last year to keep its computers running after two official-looking emails released malware throughout its system.

Settlement in wrongful death suit over brewery keg explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:11am

A $1.2 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit over a keg explosion at a New Hampshire brewery.

Tough week for social media stocks _ no one is spared

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:11am

It hasn't been an easy week in social media, despite double-digit revenue growth from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Investors are looking beyond headline numbers and finding reasons to sell.

In swing state Florida, Clinton calls for Cuba embargo's end

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:11am

Drawing a sharp distinction with her main Republican rivals in Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed on Cuba since 1962.

WTO rules against China in specialty steel dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 11:11am

The World Trade Organization says China broke global trade rules by failing to comply with an earlier WTO ruling and continuing to impose duties on specialty steel imports.

New York state picks 5 to grow, dispense medical marijuana

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:31am

Five companies have been picked by New York state health officials to operate the state's new medical marijuana program when it begins next year.

Judge gives lender 60 days to buy former presidential yacht

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:31am

A Delaware judge has given a lender 60 days to buy the former presidential yacht Sequoia from its current owners.

Roche drug maker probed in Romanian graft case

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:11am

Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche confirmed Friday it is being investigated by anti-corruption prosecutors looking for evidence that drug companies offered doctors vacations and other incentives in exchange for prescribing cancer drugs.

Toll collector killed by pickup on Massachusetts Turnpike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:01am

A toll collector has been struck and killed by a pickup truck on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Obama signs highway extension, calls for long-term funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:01am

President Barack Obama says the U.S. government can't keep funding highway and transit projects "by the seat of our pants."

Brazil's Petrobras receives more than $20 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:51am

Brazil's state-owned oil company has received the equivalent of more than $20 million that was recovered as a result of an investigation into a corruption-kickback scandal engulfing Petrobras.

Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:51am

Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving student aid to take college courses — while still behind bars — as early as the 2016-2017 school year.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:01am

Grain futures mixed Friday early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:01am

Grain futures mixed Friday early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.