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US stocks are mixed as investors assess earnings, deals

Steve Rothwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:30am

U.S. stocks are mixed on Tuesday as investors assess the latest deal news and company earnings reports. Twitter rose after announcing that it would lay off staff as it strives to turn a profit. Ryder System, a transportation company, fell sharply after lowering its profit forecast for the third quarter.

Playboy to stop running pictures of completely naked women

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:30am

Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles.

Democratic debate host Steve Wynn more of a Republican

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:20am

In this battleground state, divisions along the politically split Las Vegas Strip aren't as bright as the lights. But they are there, inside board rooms and executive offices.

John Kerry, Ash Carter meeting with Australian counterparts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:20am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter are meeting with their Australian counterparts in Boston to discuss security and trade issues.

Massachusetts nuclear power plant to close by 2019

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:00am

The owners of the beleaguered Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth announced Tuesday that they will close the plant by June 2019 because it's becoming too expense to run.

Julianne Moore rallies fellow actors to fight gun violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:00am

Actress Julianne Moore is rallying the entertainment industry to help end gun violence.

Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law

Sergio Bustos and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:50am

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted on Tuesday his plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events."

Ireland plans tax cuts, spending hikes as economy rebounds

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:31am

Ireland announced Tuesday it will inject a further 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in tax cuts and spending hikes into its already fast-growing economy as the country accelerates its rebound from an international bailout and banking crisis.

Apple adds Retina displays to its iMacs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:20am

Apple is adding Retina displays to its iMacs, which will enhance the text and the image quality of photos and videos.

World's biggest beer makers agree to join forces

Raf Casert and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 8:50am

The world's top two beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market and threaten to dominate the U.S. by bringing together Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.

Stocks open lower as worries over weak China trade data loom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 7:50am

Stocks are opening slightly lower, breaking a winning streak, as traders worried about weak Chinese trade figures.

Twitter purging up to 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 7:50am

Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money.

Court reinstates lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:50am

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim groups in New Jersey after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, saying any resulting harm came from the city's tactics, not the media's reporting of them.

Union: Chronic shortage of air traffic controllers a crisis

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 10:40am

The union that represents air traffic controllers says a chronic shortage of controllers has reached a crisis that will lead to widespread flight delays if left unchecked.

Former Lafayette superintendent seeks court review of ouster

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:20am

Former Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper isn't giving up on his legal challenge of his termination even after a district judge found last month that the school board had grounds to fire him.

Scotch whisky born at Washington's Mount Vernon unveiled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:00am

After a three-year aging process, distillers at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate will taste a batch of single malt Scotch whisky made at the estate's distillery.

Alitalia confirms goal of profitability by 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:00am

Alitalia chairman Luca Montezemolo has confirmed the Italian flagship airline's goal to reach profitability by 2017, saying "we'll do it by tooth and nail, and with the desire to change."

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 8:50am

Grain futures were higher in early trading Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Ohio Senate panel to weigh police PTSD compensation bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 7:50am

Emergency responders with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers' compensation benefits regardless of whether they have suffered any physical injuries under legislation before an Ohio Senate panel.