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The Latest: European markets solid as focus turns to Fed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:40am

The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):

Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:11am

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is set to propose spending $195 million more to address Flint's water crisis and another $165 million updating infrastructure, including lead water pipes, across the state.

Developers of toppled Taiwan building detained

Annie Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:11pm

Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building that killed dozens.

Texas couple charged with forcing nanny to work for no pay

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:23pm

A Houston-area couple forced a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay during a two-year period in which she was physically and verbally abused, made to work nearly 20 hours a day and told to sleep on the floor, federal authorities say.

NTSB: New rules needed for air shipments of batteries

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:34pm

The government should issue more stringent rules for how rechargeable batteries are shipped on planes to prevent uncontrollable fires, the chairman of a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday.

Nissan quarterly profit up on healthy sales; keeps forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:40am

Japanese automaker Nissan says its fiscal third quarter profit grew 25 percent to 127.2 billion yen ($1.1 billion) on strong sales.

South Korea says it will halt operations at joint industrial park with North Korea in response to rocket launch

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 1:10am

South Korea says it will halt operations at joint industrial park with North Korea in response to rocket launch.

Aussie lawmakers gifted designer watches, think they're fake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:50am

Australia's former prime minister and two other politicians were gifted designer watches by a Chinese businessman — but initially kept them only because they thought the 40,000 Australian dollar ($28,000) timepieces were fake, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Japan Internet company SoftBank's profit suffers over Sprint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:40am

Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank is reporting an 88 percent drop in fiscal third quarter profit as it struggles to turn around its U.S. carrier Sprint.

Colorado marijuana sales total close to $1 billion in 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:11pm

New state data shows that Colorado marijuana businesses sold nearly $1 billion in recreational and medical cannabis last year.

UN experts: North Korea continues to evade UN sanctions

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:51pm

U.N. experts say North Korea is continuing to evade U.N. sanctions, using airlines, ships, and the international financial system to trade in prohibited items for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs raising important questions about the sanctions regime.

Chicago school district make $41 million midyear budget cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:41pm

Chicago Public Schools have slashed millions of dollars from school budgets, forcing principals to refigure their plans with the second semester just underway.

Despite problems charter schools could get more state money

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:01pm

Setting up a potential tug-of-war over millions in taxpayer money, the Florida House is rushing ahead with a plan that would force school districts across the state to share local property taxes with charter schools.

Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold

Michael Biesecker and Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:11pm

A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.

Idaho House OKs bill to end indexing of homeowner exemption

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:22pm

Idaho homeowners would face a cap while claiming their property tax exemption in a new bill that passed the Idaho House on Tuesday.

Farmers, schools at odds over Ricketts' property tax plan

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:22pm

Gov. Pete Ricketts' property tax plan drew praise Tuesday from Nebraska's farming community and opposition from school officials, who would face new restrictions on their budget authority.

The Latest: Ex-execs of Haslam-owned chain charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:07pm

The Latest on the case against the former president of the truck stop chain Flying J (all times local):

Canadian Pacific wants vote on Norfolk Southern deal

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:53pm

Canadian Pacific plans to ask Norfolk Southern shareholders whether they want the two railroads to pursue a merger.

APNewsBreak: Review critical of workplace safety policy

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:53pm

An inspection has found the state child welfare agency's safety policy didn't have comprehensive measures to protect employees from workplace assaults when a social worker was shot dead outside her office building last August.

Haslam-owned chain exec advised 'say one thing, do another'

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:52pm

A former top executive of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam advised sales staff to "Say one thing, do another," when it came to dealing with customers, according to an indictment.