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Connecticut boarding school faces 2 age discrimination suits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:50am

A private boarding school for girls in Connecticut is facing a pair of age discrimination lawsuits.

Guards become first Sands casino workers with union contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:46am

Security officers at a Pennsylvania casino have become the first to ratify a union contract under billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

Trump meets with manufacturing CEOs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:46am

President Donald Trump is meeting at the White House with two dozen manufacturing CEOs.

US stocks slide as industrial and technology companies fall

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:35am

Major U.S. indexes are down Thursday following modest losses the day before. Industrial companies, which have surged in recent months, are slipping. Technology companies are trading lower, which could end a 15-day winning streak for the sector.

US average 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 4.16 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:35am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month.

With electricity out, new EPA chief reached out to lobbyist

Michael Biesecker and Adam Kealoha Causey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:17am

When a summer thunderstorm knocked out power to Scott Pruitt's home three years ago, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma reached out to a lobbyist for American Electric Power.

France's PSA wants to be 'European car champion' with Opel

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:16am

The chairman of French carmaker PSA Group wants to create a "European car champion" with the potential purchase of General Motors' European car business, and pledged to work with governments and unions worried over job cuts.

The Latest: Police ready for SWAT situation at protest camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:16am

The Latest on the closing of a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

The Oscars are less white, but the industry hasn't changed

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:09am

After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like "Moonlight," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures" and "Loving."

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:08am

Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:43am

Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.

Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:35am

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market.

Glencore upbeat on outlook as commodity prices revive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:30am

The chief executive of Glencore says the Swiss mining and metals company is better positioned than ever after core profits rose 48 percent last year amid recovering commodity prices and cost cutting policies.

Governor: Dakota Access protesters can leave without arrest

Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:16am

A few dozen people still occupying a sprawling encampment on federal land to protest construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline will have another chance to leave peacefully Thursday, North Dakota's governor said, after public officials pleaded with the self-named "water protectors" to leave so the site can be cleared.

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:15am

With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road.

Philly mayor: $5.7M beverage tax haul doubles projections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:00am

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city's sweetened-beverage tax raised $5.7 million in January, more than double what city officials had projected.

Court sends ex-IMF chief to prison in credit card scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:50am

Spain's National Court has sentenced Rodrigo Rato, a former head of the International Monetary Fund, to 4 ½ years in prison for misusing a Spanish bank's corporate credit card.

Ghosn steps aside as Nissan CEO, to focus on larger alliance

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:43am

Carlos Ghosn, who leads the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance, is handing over the helm at Nissan to Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, but Ghosn is staying on as chairman.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:43am

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