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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Federal Reserve

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:44pm

A claim from the presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts:

The Latest: Herbert, Weinholtz talk Trump, Clinton in debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:01pm

The Latest on a debate between Utah's two candidates for governor (all times local):

ADB says developing Asian economies are holding steady

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:01pm

The Asian Development Bank says the economies of developing countries in Asia are holding up despite stubborn global headwinds, and that earlier forecasts that the countries as a group will grow 5.7 percent in 2016 and 2017 remain unchanged. The group grew 5.9 percent in 2015.

California wildfire forces evacuation of 300 homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:21pm

A fast-moving wildfire prompted the evacuations of 300 homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains, while fire crews continued to battle a blaze burning close to a massive geothermal power producing facility in Sonoma County, officials said Monday.

Chinese firm charged with plotting to evade NKorea sanctions

Matthew Pennington and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:01pm

The Justice Department on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a China-based company and four of its executives for conspiring to evade U.S. economic sanctions that target North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs.

Dallas police and fire pension in crisis, retirees concerned

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:11pm

Still recovering from the July sniper attack that left five law enforcement officers dead, the Dallas Police Department is facing a new crisis as its pension fund approaches insolvency and scores of officers, including Chief David Brown, announce unexpected retirements.

Feds accuse Silicon Valley firm of hiring bias

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:51pm

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants.

Utahns sue Wells Fargo over alleged fake bank accounts

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:35pm

Nine Utahns are part of a class-action lawsuit against Wells Fargo, claiming they were among hundreds of thousands of people for whom the bank opened fake accounts.

Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll over

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:11pm

More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline's former director.

Wyoming officials consider repairing or replacing prison

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:21pm

Wyoming lawmakers must decide whether to repair the crumbling state prison in Rawlins or spend even more to build a new facility.

US stocks slide as banks tumble on Deutsche Bank worries

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:03pm

U.S. stocks slumped Monday, and banks took the biggest losses. Deutsche Bank plunged as investors worried about the financial health of Germany's largest bank. Pfizer pulled drugmakers down after it announced it won't break up into two companies.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:01pm

U.S. stocks slumped Monday, and banks took the biggest losses. Deutsche Bank hit an all-time low as investors worried about the financial health of Germany's largest bank. Pfizer pulled drugmakers down after it announced it won't break up into two companies.

Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk-Online Reviews story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:41pm

In a story Sept. 23 about online reviews, The Associated Press used incorrect style for the name of Yelp, the company that runs an online review website. There is no exclamation point following "Yelp."

Appeals court rules for American Express in fee dispute

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:41pm

American Express did not violate antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another and steering consumers to another form of payment, a federal appeals court said Monday.

New car mileage estimates drop as EPA changes test formula

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:31pm

Highway gas mileage estimates for about one-third of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will fall by one mile per gallon because the government has changed the way it calculates the numbers on the window sticker.

Investors join call for North Carolina to repeal LGBT law

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:11pm

Some 60 investors representing $2.1 trillion in managed assets joined the NCAA, entertainers and more than 200 businesses in calling for North Carolina to repeal its law limiting LGBT protections against discrimination.

Driver ticketed in NY Lincoln Tunnel crash that injured 44

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:31pm

A bus driver has been ticketed for an unsafe lane change after two New Jersey Transit buses headed to New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal collided in the Lincoln Tunnel, injuring 44 people.

Markets Right Now: Banks lead a slump in US stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:21pm

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

Shareholders approve sale of Westar Energy to Great Plains

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:21pm

Stockholders have overwhelmingly approved the $12.2 billion sale of Topeka-based electric company Westar Energy to Missouri-based Great Plains Energy, the two firms announced Monday.