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Judge issues restraining order that allows Uber in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:31pm

A Brazilian judge has issued a temporary restraining order against recently approved legislation that bans the use of smartphone-based ride-hailing-apps like Uber in Rio de Janeiro, the country's second largest city.

Stocks close out best week of the year with a small gain

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:31pm

The stock market closed out its best week this year with a modest gain on Friday, helped by airlines and industrial companies.

Judge approves for $338M oil train settlement

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:23pm

A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of the fiery 2013 oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, clearing the way for payments to victims by year's end.

New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:11pm

California now requires police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation's most-populous state.

House OKs lifting 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:01pm

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Supporters argued that an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions obsolete.

Christie and wife earned nearly $1 million in 2014

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 12:31pm

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie and his wife reported nearly $1 million in income last year, according to tax returns released by the New Jersey governor's office Friday.

Health insurer to stop offering plans on Kentucky exchange

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:31pm

A Kentucky nonprofit that has been one of the largest insurance providers on the state's health exchange has given notice that it won't offer plans for the 2016 enrollment period.

Iowa college establishes endowment fund for AP intern

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:23pm

A small private liberal arts college in Iowa has established an endowment fund in memory of a young alumnus who was also a news intern for The Associated Press when he died at age 22 in Mexico City in 2012.

Future of New York City mass transit hinges on funding fight

David Klepper and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:02pm

The New York subway system was a gleaming symbol of American ingenuity when it opened in 1904. Now it rattles along past aging stops, controlled by cloth-insulated electrical wiring and signal devices almost as old as the tunnels themselves.

Judge won't delay hearings on new Arizona abortion law

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:41pm

A federal judge on Friday refused to delay a lawsuit against a new state law requiring doctors to tell women that a medication abortion may be reversible.

UW regents approve 10-year Under Armour contract

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:01pm

Under Armour will replace Adidas as the University of Wisconsin-Madison's exclusive athletic uniform and equipment supplier for the next decade beginning next summer under a multi-million contract that the UW System's Board of Regents approved Friday.

Petition drive assures House vote to revive Ex-Im Bank

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:01pm

Several dozen Republicans teamed up with Democrats Friday to assure a House vote on reviving the U.S. Export-Import Bank, giving the effort to save the bank new life more than three months after its charter lapsed.

Connecticut reallocating funds to help smaller hospitals

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:31pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget office announced Friday it will redistribute $14.1 million to help smaller, financially strapped hospitals in Connecticut, but not the state's larger hospitals, which it contends have healthy margins.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Oregon pot stores sell more than $11 million in first 5 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:01pm

Retailers sold more than $11 million of marijuana during Oregon's first week of legal recreational sales, outpacing the early business done in other states that have legalized pot, according to the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association.

UAW leaders approve richer Fiat Chrysler contract

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 12:31pm

The United Auto Workers union unveiled a richer proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler on Friday, a week after angry union members voted down a previous agreement.

US rig count declines by 14 this week to 795

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 11:51am

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by 14 to 795.

Glencore shares storm ahead on zinc cutback news

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 11:41am

Shares in commodities group Glencore rose strongly Friday after the company said it is slashing its zinc production by a third and cutting jobs in response to a sharp fall in the price of the metal.