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Yellen: Expect Fed to gradually hike rates over next 3 years

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:01pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she expects the Fed to raise its benchmark interest rate several times a year through 2019, as it moves closer toward to its economic goals of maximum employment and stable inflation.

2 federal agencies approve new phosphate mine in Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:51pm

Two federal agencies have approved a 2.4-mile-long open pit phosphate mine proposed by a Canadian company in southeastern Idaho.

Ohio State, fired marching band director settle lawsuits

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:51pm

A fired Ohio State University marching band director has dropped all his legal claims against the university in exchange for it agreeing not to try to recover its costs from him.

Federal study on Dakota Access pipeline to move forward

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:50pm

A federal judge said Wednesday he won't keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.

In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:41pm

Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.

The Latest: Federal study on pipeline to move forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:40pm

The Latest on disputes over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota (all times local):

House bill would remove fee for gasoline hybrids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:31pm

An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would exclude gasoline hybrid owners from paying an additional $75 registration fee.

Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:31pm

Netflix's video streaming service is booming while its steadily shrinking DVD-by-mail business has turned into an afterthought.

Study illustrates Facebook's growth as campaign news source

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:30pm

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.

The Latest: George W. Bush to be in DC despite dad's health

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:30pm

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

Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 9-15

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:30pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 9-15. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:24pm

Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people.

Florida city settles with 2 men injured in Zombicon shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:20pm

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

Consumer agency sues Navient over student loan repayments

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:20pm

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.

Mall of America to reopen movie theaters with gourmet food

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:13pm

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.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end little changed on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:11pm

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

Foreclosed mall once valued at $190M is auctioned for $100

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:10pm

A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for $100.

Esquire network will transition from cable to online channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:10pm

Esquire Network said Wednesday it is shutting down as a cable channel and will transition into a digital online outlet.

Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:05pm

In a First Amendment clash over a law barring offensive trademarks, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about a government program that favors some forms of speech but rejects others that might disparage certain groups.