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Hiring picked up in just 3 states last month, fell in 5

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:21pm

Employers significantly increased hiring in just three U.S. states last month, while five states reported large cuts.

CSX may not be the only rail target for activist investor

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:21pm

The executive who led Canadian Pacific's financial turnaround may have a backup plan if his pursuit of CSX railroad gets derailed.

Judge nixes Nutrisystem bylaw on removing board directors

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:11pm

A Delaware judge has voided a bylaw amendment adopted by directors of weight-loss company Nutrisystem Inc. regarding removal of board members.

Polish town that once made tiny Fiats offers Tom Hanks one

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:11pm

A Tom Hanks fan in southern Poland says her town that once produced small Fiat cars is offering one to the actor.

Appeals court denies full hearing in data surveillance case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:00pm

A federal appeals court said Tuesday it won't rehear a panel's decision letting companies like Microsoft refuse to turn over to the government customer emails stored overseas.

White House doubles down on Trump's voter fraud claim

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:00pm

The White House on Tuesday stuck firmly to President Donald Trump's claim that millions of people voted illegally in the November election, but provided no evidence to back up his assertion.

Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:00pm

Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women.

Idaho tax bill advances despite gay marriage objections

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:54pm

The Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted Tuesday to bring the state's tax code in line with federal rules, despite facing objections from two lawmakers who argued the state should not be recognizing same-sex marriages.

Gun rights activists sue over Massachusetts firearms laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:31pm

Gun rights activists have filed a lawsuit to end what they call Massachusetts' unconstitutional firearms laws.

Comerica Bank appointed to run Prince's estate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:31pm

The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate has ruled that Comerica Bank and Trust will take over running the estate, according to a court order made public Tuesday.

Lawyers for site dubbed 'online brothel' want charges tossed

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:21pm

The operators of Backpage.com want new pimping charges tossed out, two weeks after the website that prosecutors dubbed an online brothel stopped advertising adult services amid a congressional investigation.

Toyota recalls 79,000 pickups; steps in bumper could break

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:21pm

Toyota says it's recalling about 79,000 Tundra pickup trucks in the U.S., Canada and Central America because steps in the rear bumpers could break.

The Latest: Spicer cites 'studies' to back Trump voter claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:15pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Bush recovering from pneumonia, doing physical therapy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:50am

Former President George H.W. Bush is increasing his activity as he recovers from pneumonia at a Houston hospital.

Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

Matthew Daly and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:50am

President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance construction of the huge Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, moving aggressively to overhaul America's energy policy and dealing a swift blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.

Senate Democrats propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:44am

Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they hope to find common ground.

The Latest: California governor vows to fight Trump

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

The Latest on California Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address (all times local):

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:40am

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

Official: Mexico could leave NAFTA if not satisfied

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

Mexico's Economy Secretary said Tuesday his country could leave the North American Free Trade Agreement if talks on re-negotiating it are unsatisfactory.

Appeals court to decide future of California carbon auctions

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

Businesses looking to invalidate California's fee for carbon pollution take their arguments to a state appeals court Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of one of California's signature efforts to combat climate change.