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AP source: Feds close Tesla Autopilot fatal crash probe without recall, but criticize company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:51am

AP source: Feds close Tesla Autopilot fatal crash probe without recall, but criticize company.

Company that Trump HHS pick invested in faced criminal fine

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:51am

A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year agreed in December to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case.

AP Source: US ends probe of fatal Tesla crash without recall

Tom Krisher and Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:51am

A source tells The Associated Press that U.S. safety regulators are ending an investigation into a fatal crash involving electric car maker Tesla Motors' Autopilot system without a recall.

APNewsBreak: Sweden not giving up fight over lobster imports

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:51am

Sweden isn't giving up on a long-running battle with the U.S. and Canada over lobsters that have turned up in Swedish waters.

Ex-senator, 2 former governors are named fellows at Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:40am

Two former governors and a former U.S. senator have been named visiting fellows at the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

US stock indexes tread water; bond yields climb

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:33am

Railroad stocks chugged higher Thursday, but drops for utilities and other companies that pay big dividends meant U.S. stock indexes dipped modestly. Treasury yields continued their upward march.

NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:33am

Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts of terrorism.

Appeals court affirms conviction of coal CEO in deadly blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:32am

A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship in connection with the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades.

GOP lawmakers try to end Kansas governor's business tax cut

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:31am

With political support for an income tax break championed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback having eroded, fellow Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature are spearheading an effort to end it.

The Latest: Russia invites Trump to its top investment forum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:21am

The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.09 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:21am

Long-term US mortgage rates marked their third week of declines this week, after snapping a nine-week run of increases.

Saudi Arabia says another OPEC cut possible in 2017

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:11am

OPEC countries could cut oil production again this year, Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Thursday.

Former CP CEO teaming with investor to target CSX railroad

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:11am

The executive who orchestrated the financial turnaround of Canadian Pacific railroad over the past five years is teaming up with an activist investor to target CSX railroad.

Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:04am

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the federal agency and insisted it performs a critical function.

Lawmaker fires aide behind fake news site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:02am

A Maryland lawmaker has fired a legislative aide who was behind a fake news site that accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of election-rigging.

ECB keeps stimulus on high even as economy picks up

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:01am

The head of the European Central Bank has warned there is still little sign of an enduring pick-up in shop prices and workers' wages in the eurozone — a symptom of economic weakness that means the bank will leave its stimulus programs running nearly full blast at least until year-end.

The Latest: Yale-educated economist takes key European post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:51am

The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local):

Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.09 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:51am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates have declined for the third week in a row, following a nine-week run of increases.

Hotelier Schrager says pardon by Obama will bring closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:51am

Hotelier and real estate developer Ian Schrager says his presidential pardon will bring important closure for him and his family.