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Gubernatorial candidate says Otter's tax claim is misleading

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:01am

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher says Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is being misleading when he claims that he's cut $1 billion in tax relief over the past 11 years.

Federal watchdog sues TCF Financial over overdraft fees

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:55am

Federal consumer finance regulators said Thursday they were suing TCF Financial Corp., alleging the bank deceived consumers so it could charge them exorbitant overdraft fees.

Russian business world hopes for relief from Trump

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:51am

Few people are more eager for Donald Trump's arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia.

Company that Trump HHS pick invested in faced criminal fine

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:41am

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

NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:40am

The families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists.

Appeals court rejects Chicago public gun-range restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:21am

The U.S. Court of Appeals handed Chicago another defeat in its effort to restrict the operation in the city of gun ranges open to the public.

Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:21am

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.

The Latest: Perry use humor to deflect query on energy cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:21am

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

Tom Krisher, Joan Lowy and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:21am

U.S. safety regulators will end an investigation into a fatal crash involving electric car maker Tesla Motors' Autopilot system without seeking a recall, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday.

APNewsBreak: Sweden not giving up fight over lobster imports

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:11am

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.

GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:10am

Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP-controlled Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans.

Markets Right Now: Stocks move lower in midday trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:00am

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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.

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.

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.

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.