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Pipeline opponents ride out storm in shelters, casino

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:13pm

Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they're committed to maintaining the camp through the winter.

Phone and bank stocks push indexes higher; Dow at record

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:11pm

Stocks posted slight gains on Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to another record, helped by shares of telecommunications companies such as Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.

Bullying, harassment reported at federal lab in Colorado

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:10pm

An investigation into falsified data at a federal laboratory in Colorado also uncovered bullying and a hostile work environment that persisted even after an employee complained to managers, a congresswoman said Tuesday.

Top job placement firm sued for alleged bias against blacks

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:10pm

A national job-placement firm discriminated against blacks in favor of Hispanic workers to comply with racially based criteria of companies seeking temporary workers in factories, on assembly lines or for other low-skilled positions, a federal class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of several African-Americans alleges.

Q&A: A look at Trump's call to cancel new Air Force One

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:00pm

President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging models that shuttle the president around the world. He cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!"

Illinois man who faked Canada link gets 5 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:53pm

An Illinois man who forged the signature of the Canadian deputy health commissioner and defrauded investors was sentenced in New York to five years in prison Tuesday.

Poll: Racial vulnerability linked to youth vote choice

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:51pm

Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month's election.

Plans to build New England's largest wind farm dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:51pm

A Texas company says it's temporarily dropping plans to build in Maine a massive wind farm that would've been the largest of its kind in New England.

Trump: Japanese mogul pledges $50 billion US investment

Josh Boak and Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:44pm

After meeting with Donald Trump on Tuesday, Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son said he will invest $50 billion in the United States and would "commit" to creating 50,000 new jobs over an unspecified time period.

Trump DC hotel attracting foreign envoys and controversy

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:41pm

Donald Trump's new luxury hotel in Washington D.C. has been attracting foreign envoys, special interest groups — and a bit of controversy.

Gamers convention to stay in Indianapolis through 2021

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:30pm

A massive video game convention that once threatened to leave Indianapolis during an intense public debate over LGBT rights announced Tuesday that it has signed a contract that will keep the event in the city through 2021.

Alaska Airlines gets US approval to buy Virgin America

David Koenig and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:23pm

Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.

Chipotle co-CEO: Half of restaurants have poor service

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:11pm

Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells said that half of the burrito chain's more than 2,100 restaurants have less-than-excellent customer service and that the company is now training employees to clean dirty napkins off tables, make sure the soda fountain is organized and keep the glass on its front doors free of fingerprints.

Democrats: McConnell fix for miners' health care inadequate

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:11pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has found a way to protect health care benefits for thousands of retired coal miners whose benefits are set to expire at the end of the year.

Documents: Jay Z's company wanted to manage Prince's music

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:00pm

Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by rap mogul Jay Z, tried but failed to get chosen to manage Prince's musical assets in the weeks after the rock superstar's death, according to court documents released Tuesday.

Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:00pm

Mine officials say it's likely that several thousand migrating snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of an old open pit mine in Montana last week.

Maker of duck boat in Seattle crash to pay up to $1 million

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:00pm

The Missouri company that manufactured a duck boat involved in a deadly crash in Seattle last year has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties under a consent order, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday.

Chipotle, Michaels slump; Francesca's Holdings soars

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:51pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Air Force vet and service dog are a hit at Texas Lowe's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:42pm

Some customers at a Lowe's store in Texas are getting tag-team assistance from a military veteran and his service dog after both were hired to work at the store.