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OPEC nations reach preliminary accord to curb oil production to boost prices; 1st time in 8 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:01pm

OPEC nations reach preliminary accord to curb oil production to boost prices; 1st time in 8 years.

Takata sells auto interiors unit as recall costs rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:01pm

Troubled air bag maker Takata Corp. of Japan is selling its automotive interior trim and seating material operation, raising cash as its inflator recall costs continue to mount.

The Latest: Clinton camp says Trump should apologize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:51pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):

EPA plans $97M cleanup of Houston-area Superfund site

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:41pm

About $97 million will be spent to remove material in waste pits along the San Jacinto River east of Houston that is contaminated with toxic chemicals from a former paper mill, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:41pm

Illinois regulators have suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gives patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka.

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:41pm

Averting an election-year crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus. The House was poised to act on the measure before day's end.

California suspends some Wells Fargo business amid scandal

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:32pm

California Treasurer John Chiang says he's suspending some of the state's business with Wells Fargo amid a scandal over millions of accounts allegedly opened without customers' permission.

Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31pm

Union members are calling the public to boycott Donald Trump's businesses nationwide because he isn't negotiating a contract with Las Vegas hotel workers.

Idaho lawmakers consider options on health care coverage

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31pm

Anti-Medicaid expansion advocates are warning Idaho lawmakers that expanding the federal health care program designed to cover the poor will end up costing the state millions and do little to drive down medical fees.

Cuomo to 'set aside' cash from developers facing charges

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:21pm

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign will "set aside" $350,000 it received from developers facing federal corruption charges — while two other elected officials plan to either give contributions back or donate them to charity.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end higher, led by energy sector

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:21pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:21pm

Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:52pm

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

Germany's Air Berlin to shed 75 aircraft, 1,200 jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:51pm

Struggling German airline Air Berlin says it plans to cut its fleet nearly in half and eliminate some 1,200 jobs as part of a restructuring to develop a leaner structure and focus on its most profitable routes.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:51pm

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

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:43pm

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

Gold, silver slip

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:41pm

The September gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,319.40 an ounce -- down $6.50.

VW chief: Working on settlement with US for emissions fraud

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:31pm

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the company is cooperating with U.S. authorities and hopes to reach a settlement on a fine with the Justice Department for equipping diesel vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.

US stocks climb as report of OPEC deal lift oil prices

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:24pm

Energy companies powered to big gains Wednesday, leading the broader stock market higher, on reports that OPEC nations were moving closer to an agreement to cut oil production.