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Stocks inch higher in quiet trading, but Disney stumbles

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 12:51pm

Stocks finished mostly higher Friday as they wrapped up a quiet week of trading.

Local free community college plans may be template for US

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:41am

An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans.

After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:11am

The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.

Stocks open mostly lower, led by declines in energy sector

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 8:51am

Stocks are opening mostly lower, led by declines in energy stocks as the price of oil turns lower.

Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 8:00am

If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.

3 Chinese brokerages say they are under investigation

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 6:10am

Three of China's biggest securities firms are under investigation in a fresh aftershock from this summer's market plunge.

Greece, creditors near deal on next slice of rescue money

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 5:50am

Greece and its creditors are close to sealing a deal on conditions that Athens must respect to obtain the next slice of rescue money.

Produce in Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 2:50am

Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.

President's oldest daughter among those scoping out colleges

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 1:40am

Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.

Japan plans extra budget, handouts, to pump up recovery

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 12:31am

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered Cabinet ministers to prepare an extra spending package, including cash handouts for the poorest pensioners, seeking to breathe fresh life into Japan's stalling recovery.

Grain lower and livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 1:51pm

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

Chile's Codelco Jan-Sept earnings drop by nearly half

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:30am

Chile's state-run copper giant Codelco says its profit plunged by 47 percent in January to September 2015 from the same period a year before because of tumbling prices for the metal.

Swiss court convicts ex-HSBC employee for leaking bank data

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:21am

A Swiss court has convicted in absentia a former employee with international bank HSBC for economic espionage and sentenced him to five years in prison.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:02am

Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Survey shows German consumers losing confidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 6:20am

A closely-watched survey shows German consumers are losing confidence amid growing concerns of an economic slump.

Schools find revenue through bus advertisements

Diane D'Amico, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 6:10am

When Sahara Sam's Oasis Water Park was looking for a creative way to advertise, school buses were a perfect fit.

German court orders ancient Olmec figures returned to Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 6:10am

A Munich civil court says it has ordered a Costa Rican art dealer living in Germany to return two ancient wooden figures to Mexico after determining they were improperly obtained and exported.

Central, eastern Europe protest Russian gas pipeline project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 5:30am

Slovakia's economy minister says his country will join forces with other Central and Eastern members of the European Union to protest a recent deal to expand a pipeline that delivers natural gas directly from Russia to Germany.

Groups try to build support for state school choice program

Ian Whitaker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 12:10am

As lawyers duke it out over the constitutionality of Nevada's landmark education savings account program and state officials iron out much-needed regulations, a major question facing ESAs has been who will do the work of building the robust public support the program needs to be successful in the long term.