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House lawmakers heap blistering criticism on Wells Fargo CEO

Marcy Gordon and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:11am

Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed.

Italy's Novamont invests $112 million in biochemical plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:02am

The Italian biochemical company Novamont on Thursday unveiled the first plant in the world to make a chemical compound used in the production of plastics with renewable sources.

Judge orders former real estate mogul to pay creditors $286M

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:01am

A U.S. judge has ordered a former luxury real estate mogul to pay $286 million to the creditors of a Montana club for the ultrarich that he is accused of fleecing for personal gain before driving it into bankruptcy.

Obama saw override coming, but still it stung

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:01am

The White House saw it coming, but still it stung.

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Train crashes into New Jersey station; 1 dead, 100-plus hurt

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:42am

A crowded commuter train crashed into the bustling Hoboken station during the morning rush hour Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said.

Neighbors anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates water

Tamara Lush and Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:42am

Neighbors of an unplugged sinkhole sending contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste cascading into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful, and fuming that it took three weeks for them to be notified about the disaster.

Changes could come to East Coast monkfish business

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:41am

Interstate fishing regulators are working on a new plan to manage the monkfish fishery on the East Coast.

Electrics touted at Paris car show, but await their moment

David McHugh and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:41am

When will electric-powered cars become a practical choice for ordinary people? The question hangs in the air at the Paris auto show, where Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors are showing off electrics they hope are the on-ramp to a profitable future.

Lawsuit: ExxonMobil polluted river, ignored climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:21am

ExxonMobil is being sued by a Boston-based environmental group that says the company has polluted the Mystic River and failed to consider the potential impacts of climate change.

Q&A: The data your car collects and who can use it

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:20am

Your car knows more about you than you think.

3 states sue to block US ceding control of Internet group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

Three conservative states are suing the Obama administration in an attempt to block the U.S. government from ceding oversight of some of the internet's core systems.

Volvo plans to sell self-driving car in 5 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

Volvo Car Corp. plans to sell a self-driving vehicle to consumers in five years.

The Latest: Christie says no one trapped in train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

The Latest on the commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey (all times local):

Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

The nonpartisan investigative agency of Congress says the Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients.

Markets Right Now: Stocks move lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:01am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.42 percent

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:01am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slipped this week to the lowest level since mid-July.

Long-term US mortgage rates slide to lowest level since July

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:01am

Long-term mortgage rates dropped this week to the lowest level since July after the Federal Reserve chose to delay a rate hike.

FCC delays vote on much-disputed rules on cable boxes

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:01am

Federal regulators have delayed a vote on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to bypass the need for cable boxes.

China, Britain, France sign pact for new UK nuclear plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:01am

Officials from China, Britain and France have attended a signing ceremony to mark the final approval for the construction of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station in southwest England.

Push is on to reunite CBS and Viacom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:51am

A company that controls CBS and Viacom wants the two New York media companies to combine again, more than a decade after they went their separate ways.