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Utah jumps back into race to attract Facebook data center

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:41am

A Salt Lake City suburb vying against a New Mexico town to attract a Facebook data center says they're restarting negotiations a day after the deal broke down over a contentious tax-break package.

After 147 years, nuns end affiliation with nursing home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:41am

After operating a nursing home facility in St. Louis for 147 years, the Little Sisters of the Poor are ending their affiliation.

AstraZeneca to sell antibiotic pills business to Pfizer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:31am

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca plans to sell its antibiotic pills business to Pfizer in a deal that will be valued in excess of $1.5 billion when rights, royalties and other payments are included.

The Latest: Trump cheers possible Perry-Cruz race

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:03am

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Iowa board halts pipeline work on 15 landowners' parcels

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:51am

A Texas company that's building an oil pipeline across four states was told Wednesday by the Iowa Utilities Board to stay away from the properties of 15 Iowa landowners until Monday to give board time to review legal issues involving a lawsuit.

Lawsuit filed over railing collapse at Snoop Dogg concert

Megan Trimble, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:51am

Lawyers representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey earlier this month have filed a lawsuit against the venue's owner and the performers claiming they didn't take enough precautions to ensure concertgoers would be safe.

Montana school forced to cut nurse's hours due to budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:40am

Sick kids at a western Montana school may have to go see the school secretary as the Lolo School District has had to cut back their nurse's hours due to a lost grant.

Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies — the Inc. 5000

Homevestors Of America, Inc., Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:30am

its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

Maine land from Burt's Bees founder is new national monument

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:20am

President Barack Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in northern Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

The Latest: Dismal oil tract sale results due to low prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:11am

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Markets Right Now: US stocks edge lower at midday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:03am

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Ford recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:01am

Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel pump problem.

Elko accepting $500,000 to end long airport concrete dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:01am

City officials in Elko are accepting $500,000 from a construction company to settle a nearly decade-long dispute over crumbling concrete at Elko Regional Airport.

US home sales fell in July amid inventory shortage

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:51am

US homebuyers pulled back in July, as sales declined amid a shortage of available properties and steadily rising prices.

Trial of Russian man charged with hacking comes to close

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:50am

Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers will make their closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information.

Explorer: No train or tunnel at search site for Nazi train

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:41am

Explorers' great hopes for finding a legendary Nazi "gold train" in Poland appeared dashed Wednesday when, after digging extensively, they admitted they have found "no train, no tunnel" at the site.

Nigeria's Central Bank bans 9 local banks from trading forex

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:30am

Nigeria's Central Bank has banned nine local banks from trading in foreign exchange, accusing them of withholding $2.1 billion in government funds and "round-tripping" to profit from a devalued naira currency.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:30am

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Appalachian coal towns hit by layoffs due money for growth

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:03am

Officials say 29 projects in nine Appalachian states and in Texas are being funded by nearly $39 million from a federal initiative aimed at stimulating economic development in U.S. communities hard hit by coal industry layoffs.