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Let's toast: Jim Beam strike ends with promise to expand

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:43pm

Jim Beam ended a nearly weeklong strike at two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky on Friday, toasting a labor settlement that answers the workers' key demand with a commitment to hire more full-time staff.

Cook County, Illinois, lawyer who posed as judge charged

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:41pm

A Chicago-area judicial candidate who was once on the fast track to a high-salary, high-status job as a judge now faces charges of impersonating a judge when she was a court staff attorney early this year, prosecutors announced Friday.

US internet repeatedly disrupted by cyberattacks on key firm

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:30pm

Cyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States Friday, according to analysts and company officials. The White House described the disruption as malicious. Members of a hacker group spread across China and Russia claimed responsibility, although their assertion couldn't be verified.

Muni week in review: Yields trend still trending higher

Cybele Weisser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:21pm

Municipal bond yields rose modestly this week, continuing October's upward trend. The 10-year yield on the AP Municipal Bond index was 2.076 percent Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

The Latest: Pennsylvania chancellor applauds faculty pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:14pm

The Latest on the contract dispute that led to a walkout by professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities (all times local):

NY enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $7,500

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:11pm

New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals.


Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:11pm

Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.

Greek shipping companies fined $1.5M for pollution, cover-up

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:04pm

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday ordered two companies owned by a Greek shipping magnate to pay $1.5 million after a jury found that a cargo ship deliberately pumped oil-polluted water into the ocean, then repeatedly lied and falsified records in an effort to deceive inspectors with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Tesla may enter ride ride-hailing business next year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:54pm

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses.

Pennsylvania professors agree to contract, end strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:51pm

The union representing striking professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities reached a tentative contract agreement Friday and immediately ended a walkout that was in its third day.

Senior NJ Transit leaders skip hearing on deadly train crash

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:51pm

Federal railroad regulators said a meeting Friday with New Jersey Transit's top officials would have been rescheduled if the agency had revealed it was being held at the same time as a legislative hearing on last month's fatal train crash.

Moody's, GE and Skechers slide; Reynolds American surges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:22pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

The Latest: Executive director will testify, NJ Transit says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:11pm

The Latest on a legislative hearing on New Jersey Transit following last month's fatal train crash (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Stocks edge mostly lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:11pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Cameroon says at least 53 dead after crowded train derails

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:11pm

At least 53 people have died after a train overloaded with passengers derailed along the route that links Cameroon's two major cities, the country's transport minister said late Friday.

The Latest: Airbnb says it will sue over restrictive NY law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

The Latest on a new law in New York state authorizing fines for illegal Airbnb rentals (all times eastern):

Man indicted in gun slaying of teenage sandwich shop worker

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:53pm

A young man accused of walking into a suburban sandwich shop called Mr. Hero, firing a gunshot toward the kitchen and killing a teenage worker was indicted on Friday on an aggravated-murder charge.

SharkNinja, Dyson end legal battle over advertising claims

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:52pm

Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle over just how much their products suck.

Little change for gold and silver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:41pm

The October gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,265.90 an ounce, up 30 cents.