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French economy chief Macron, eyeing presidential bid, quits

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:42am

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, an outspoken former investment banker who has encouraged startups and more labor flexibility, has quit the socialist government amid speculation that he is considering a presidential bid.

Target's chief marketing officer to leave, join Uber

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:41am

Target's chief marketing officer is leaving the company and heading to Uber.

Prosecution presents case to oust Brazil President Rousseff

Peter Prengaman and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:41am

The lead prosecutor in the trial to oust Brazil's first female president said Tuesday that Dilma Rousseff had committed "fraud" in her accounting practices, then came to tears saying she hopes the leader forgives her for causing her to suffer.

Las Vegas, Asian investors bet on Sin City's Chinese tourism

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:40am

Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans.

Vista Outdoor to build Lewiston ammunition plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:31am

Outdoor recreation company Vista Outdoors is planning a $70 million expansion to its ammunition plant in Lewiston.

Christie nixes bill to raise New Jersey minimum wage to $15

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:31am

Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday shot down an attempt to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in the next year and to at least $15 over the next five.


EU orders Apple to pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

John-Thor Dahlburg and Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:23am

Apple has to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) — plus billions more in interest — in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant contributed almost no tax across the bloc's 28 countries for 11 years.

20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:21am

Twenty Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.

Negotiations resume Friday as Minnesota nurses strike looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:20am

Negotiators will return to the bargaining table Friday in hopes of averting a nurses' strike at five Twin Cities hospitals.

Oklahoma woman accused of killing daughter with crucifix

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:20am

An Oklahoma woman accused of killing her daughter by forcing a crucifix down her throat told police she believed the 33-year-old woman had been possessed by the devil.

You can now buy airline tickets with monthly payments

Kathryn Vasel, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:16am

Dreaming of a vacation, but don't have the cash for the airfare? You can now pay for your plane tickets in monthly installments.

State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI

Eric Tucker and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:13am

The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.

North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:10am

Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.

The Latest: Benghazi emails among those recovered by FBI

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:40am

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Hospital, hepatitis C outbreak victims reach settlement

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:30am

Trinity Health and its hospital in Minot have agreed in principal on a legal settlement with 21 victims of the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history, though Trinity's legal fight with a nursing home where most people were sickened will continue.

Intoxicated in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rare

Scott Mayerowitz and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:22am

Every few months, a pilot somewhere in the world is stopped before a jet takes off because of suspicion of drunkenness. It makes headlines and gives nervous travelers another reason to avoid flying.

Potash Corp. and Agrium say they are in talks to combine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:20am

Fertilizer makers Potash Corp. and Agrium say they are in talks to combine into one company.

The Latest: White House worries Apple deal to cost taxpayers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:12am

The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in back taxes (all times local):

Markets Right Now: US markets edge lower at midday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:00am

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US stocks are mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:00am

U.S. stocks were slightly lower in midday trading Tuesday in what looks to be another quiet day as the summer comes to an end. Hershey plunged after the company walked away from a merger proposal, and Apple slipped after the company was hit with a large tax bill in Europe.