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Grain mixed, livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:52pm

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Mall of America to reopen movie theaters with gourmet food

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

The Mall of America plans to continue showing movies, but in a renovated space that offers oversized reclining chairs, gourmet food and wines and cocktails.

The Latest: Alabama Dem asks Trump, Lewis to end feud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

The Latest on Congress (all times EST):

Price tries to reassure on health care; Dems not buying it

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:51pm

Offering reassurances, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday the new administration won't "pull the rug out" from those covered by "Obamacare." Democrats were unimpressed, noting a lack of specifics.

Grain mixed, livestock mostly higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:45pm

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Florida city settles with 2 men injured in Zombicon shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:44pm

The city of Fort Myers, Florida, has settled lawsuits with two people who were wounded during a shooting at a Zombicom festival.

State officials hope ruling moves case to US Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

South Dakota officials are optimistic that a 1992 Supreme Court ruling saying sales taxes can't be collected from companies not physically present in the state can be overturned.

Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

A Seoul court denied a request to arrest Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president.

Credit Suisse to pay $5.3B over mortgage-backed securities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

Credit Suisse is paying $5.3 billion to settle claims that it misled investors about the quality of mortgage-backed securities that it sold in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

Study shows Facebook's growth as campaign news source

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each other's.

Budget pick Mulvaney acknowledges payroll tax lapse

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:41pm

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate's top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination.

American Airlines to sell restricted 'basic economy' ticket

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:31pm

The evolution of a caste system in the economy cabin of jetliners is deepening, with passengers divided and treated differently based on how much they are willing to pay the airline.

Colombia leader says peace talks to start with rebel group

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:31pm

Colombia's second-largest rebel group has agreed to free a prominent politician that it has held captive for almost a year, clearing the way for repeatedly postponed peace talks to begin next month, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday.

Idaho Democrats want loan forgiveness for rural teachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:21pm

Idaho's few Democratic lawmakers want to grant student loan forgiveness for teachers working in rural areas.

US stock indexes stay stuck; bond yields and dollar rise

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:12pm

U.S. stock indexes stuck to their holding pattern Wednesday, as the Standard & Poor's 500 index entered its most listless stretch of trading in more than three years. Bond yields and the dollar resumed their moves higher.

The Latest: Experts warn of cyberattacks on infrastructure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:11pm

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

Correction: Wind Energy story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:01pm

In a story Jan. 17 about a wind energy project, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the Long Island Power Authority's plans. LIPA spokesman Sid Nathan says the utility plans to vote on whether to award a contract to Deepwater Wind, not that it plans to award the contract.

Consumer agency sues Navient over student loan repayments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:01pm

Federal regulators have sued Navient, accusing the biggest U.S. student loan company of making it harder for borrowers to repay loans by giving them bad information, processing payments incorrectly and failing to act on complaints.

The Latest: George HW Bush in ICU, wife also hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:01pm

The Latest on the hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):