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Galaxy Note recall hits South Korea's 3Q growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:20pm

South Korea's third-quarter economic growth has slipped to its lowest level in more than a year, with Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall having an impact.

With treaty claim, pipeline protesters move to private land

Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:41pm

The long-running dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline expanded to private land recently purchased by the pipeline builders, with protesters who say the area rightfully belongs to Native Americans setting up camp and vowing to stay put until the project is stopped.

Guard seeks federal aid for soldiers told to return bonuses

Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:40pm

Members of Congress and veterans leaders on Monday called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 soldiers in California alone who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sentencing date set for ex-Chicago schools superintendent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:30pm

A sentencing date has been set for former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett for her part in a scheme that steered contracts to two education-services companies in exchange for anticipated kickbacks.

Ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:06pm

The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the restaurant chain for damages, saying the company received at least three reports indicating his sexual interest in children but failed to take proper action and continued promoting him as its spokesman.

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:00pm

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.

In emails, Clinton campaign measures diversity among staff

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:30pm

Senior staff members on Hillary Clinton's nascent campaign were conscious about diversity in the top ranks two months before the Democratic presidential candidate formally announced her bid, according to hacked emails from the personal account of a top campaign official.

Washington's version of Silicon Valley startup founders

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:20pm

The Obama administration's "18F" program to create its own version of a high-tech startup for government digital projects has foundered since its launch in 2014, losing nearly $32 million as its staff spent most of its time on unbillable work, according to a new inspector general report published Monday.

For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

Maria Ines Zamudio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:00pm

It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn't afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral and thousands of people donated more than $384,000 for his retirement.

Atlantic City belt-tightening plan aims to avoid takeover

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:40pm

Atlantic City plans to sell land, lay off 100 more workers, pay down most of its $500 million debt and slash other expenses during the next five years to fight off a threatened state takeover of its assets and decision-making power.

Columbia University plans to open new campus next spring

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:33pm

Columbia University on Monday dedicated one of the most ambitious architectural projects in the academic world: the $6.3 billion expansion of its Manhattan campus.

Clinton, Warren: Campaign partners eying complicated future

Julie Pace and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:30pm

Joining forces in the presidential campaign's final stretch, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren pounded Donald Trump on Monday for disrespecting women and denigrating U.S. troops assisting Iraqis in their push to retake the city of Mosul.

SEC seeks takedown of prominent Wall Street executive Tilton

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:23pm

A government lawyer says prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton cheated investors in failing companies of more than $200 million and should be banned from the industry.

If Raytheon gets jet contract, assembly plant in Meridian

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:20pm

Raytheon Co . says that if it gets an Air Force contract to build 350 training jets, its assembly plant will be in Mississippi.

Figures on government spending and debt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:51pm

Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

Mirai malware simplifies internet attacks like last week's

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:40pm

A massive internet attack that paralyzed Twitter, Netflix and other services is being blamed on a specific kind of malware designed to harness the power of ordinary consumer devices.

Policy Prescriptions: Trump and Clinton on veterans

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:30pm

Lifetime health care and other benefits are part of the bargain for millions of Americans who put their lives on the line in the armed forces, and it's become clear the Department of Veterans Affairs isn't holding up its end.

Rates flat to up slightly at weekly US Treasury bill auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:22pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were flat to slightly higher in Monday's auction.

General Mills milks Girl Scout Cookie popularity with cereal

Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:11pm

you can soon have them for breakfast.

Is sneaker production making a return run to the US?

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:03pm

Crafting the latest trends in global footwear used to be the pride of U.S. shoe industry workers, but most of those jobs left long ago for Asia. Now, the American sneaker factory could be coming back — with robots doing most of the work.