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Wal-Mart: Pepper spray, not rotting fruit, forced evacuation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:01pm

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman says a can of pepper spray is the suspected culprit for the evacuation of an Alabama store.

Union makes proposal to Icahn that it says will save Taj

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:01pm

Atlantic City's main casino workers' union has made an offer to Trump Taj Mahal owner Carl Icahn that it says would keep the casino open for only slightly more than the billionaire investor's final contract proposal.

Lawmakers reviewing possible Medicaid expansion options

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:52pm

The small group of Idaho lawmakers currently examining how to provide medical care to the estimated 78,000 Idahoans without health coverage remains split on the best solution, with many echoing the long-standing opposition to a proposal that involves accepting federal funding.

Yale grad students file petition seeking union certification

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:51pm

Yale University graduate students on Monday petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for union recognition, saying they have organized to address concerns surrounding pay and benefits and give themselves a stronger voice in university affairs.

Fox News calls Tantaros an 'opportunist' in lawsuit response

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:44pm

Fox News Channel says Andrea Tantaros is not a "victim" but "an opportunist" in its response to the sexual-harassment lawsuit filed last week by the former Fox News host.

McConnell: Obamacare 'crashing;' next president must fix it

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:31pm

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which party has the upper hand in Congress.


Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

Linda A. Johnson and Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:21pm

and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly.

Mondelez says it ended talks to buy Hershey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:12pm

Oreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions to buy The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global powerhouse selling some of the world's best known chocolates and snacks.

Rates on US Treasury bills rise at weekly auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction, with rates on six-month bills climbing to their highest level since March.

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:02pm

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.

The Latest: Brazil's Rousseff holds back anger at question

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:52pm

The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

Herbalife, Wells Fargo gain; Caesars Entertainment sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:51pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:51pm

Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others.

Judge: Citizens United must disclose donor information to NY

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:41pm

A judge says a nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must reveal information about major donors to New York's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state.

Banks lead gains on Wall Street on hopes for higher rates

Seth Sutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:31pm

Banks led the stock market higher Monday as investors anticipate that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates this year from their historically low levels. That could help banks recover from a long slump by making lending more profitable.

The Latest: Plane on tour when it crashed in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:30pm

The Latest on the investigation into Friday night's crash of an airplane into Lake Pontchartrain at New Orleans (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Banks lead US stocks higher on rate hopes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:20pm

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

Over 40 pct. of VW owners seek emissions cheating settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:13pm

About 210,000 owners of Volkswagens with 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests have registered to settle with the company under the terms of a June court agreement.

GOP senator, son of Jon Huntsman, join Equality Utah board

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:10pm

A state Republican lawmaker and a son of Utah billionaire Jon Huntsman Sr. were named Monday as some of the newest board members of LGBTQ-rights group Equality Utah.