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APNewsBreak: Freezer where woman found dead had faulty exit

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:04pm

An exit button inside a walk-in freezer in a downtown Atlanta hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping two people who had to beat on the door to alert someone to let them out, a medical examiner found.

Connecticut lawmakers approve deal to keep Sikorsky Aircraft

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:02pm

A $220 million agreement that would keep Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Connecticut for at least the next 16 years to produce a new line of heavy cargo helicopters for the U.S. military easily cleared the General Assembly on Wednesday, with some lawmakers hailing the deal as a positive sign for manufacturing in the state.

Yellen says economy likely ready for rate hike later in 2016

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:51pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the central bank has no "fixed timetable" for raising interest rates but she believes the economy is ready for a rate hike by the end of the year.

The Latest: Trump counts Christian conservatives in IA crowd

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:43pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):

California suspends some Wells Fargo business amid scandal

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:41pm

California Treasurer John Chiang said Wednesday he's suspending some of the state's most profitable lines of business with Wells Fargo amid a scandal over millions of accounts allegedly opened without customers' permission.

No charges against deputy who shot inmate in airport scuffle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:41pm

A Dallas County grand jury has opted not to indict a former sheriff's deputy from Oklahoma who shot an inmate during a 2015 escape attempt at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:41pm

Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed.

Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:34pm

Union members are calling the public to boycott Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's businesses nationwide because he isn't negotiating a contract with the more than 500 eligible workers at his high-rise Las Vegas hotel.

Correction: Food Truck Voting-Idaho story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:31pm

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In a story Sept. 27 about food-truck inspired voting stations in Boise, Idaho, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of stations that were commissioned. It was one, not four.

Correction: Food Truck Voting-Idaho story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:31pm

In a story Sept. 27 about food-truck inspired voting stations in Boise, Idaho, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of stations that were commissioned. It was one, not four.

OPEC reaches preliminary accord to curb oil production

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:31pm

OPEC nations reached a preliminary agreement Wednesday to curb oil production for the first time since the global financial crisis eight years ago, pushing up prices that had sunk over the past two years and weakened the economies of oil-producing nations.

Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:31pm

Illinois regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gave patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:21pm

Energy companies powered to big gains Wednesday, leading the broader stock market higher, as the price of crude oil surged on news of a deal among OPEC nations to cut production.

Wells Fargo CEO to face lawmakers with better defense

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:21pm

Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more defenses than he had in the last round, when some senators called for his resignation.

Cuomo to 'set aside' cash from developers facing charges

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:21pm

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign will "set aside" $350,000 it received from developers facing federal corruption charges — while two other elected officials plan to either give contributions back or donate them to charity.

Apple partners with Deloitte in pitch to business

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:14pm

Apple is extending its push into selling business technology by forging a partnership with the Deloitte consulting firm to advise companies on using iPhones, iPads and Apple software in the workplace.

Wyoming's 1st major coal mine in decades clears council

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:12pm

A state environmental review board voted Wednesday to allow Wyoming's first major coal mine in decades to proceed despite the objections of another coal company.

OPEC nations reach preliminary accord to curb oil production to boost prices; 1st time in 8 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:01pm

OPEC nations reach preliminary accord to curb oil production to boost prices; 1st time in 8 years.

Sandwich chain Cosi files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:01pm

Cosi, the restaurant chain known for its flatbread sandwiches, said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday and is seeking to sell itself to its lenders.

Takata sells auto interiors unit as recall costs rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:01pm

Troubled air bag maker Takata Corp. of Japan is selling its automotive interior trim and seating material operation, raising cash as its inflator recall costs continue to mount.