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Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 6:20pm

Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.

Brazil police arrest government Senate leader

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 5:00pm

Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

NY court hears arguments on fantasy sports

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 4:15pm

A judge said Wednesday he would not take long to rule on a motion by New York's top law enforcement official to stop the country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies from operating following two hours of arguments in a packed Manhattan courtroom.

Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:50pm

After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.

Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition

Cain Burdeau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:40pm

Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town — even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.

Ads featuring Nazi imagery pulled from New York City subway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:01pm

An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system.

US stocks wobble into Thanksgiving break in light trading

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:52pm

Stocks wobbled on Wednesday and finished little changed before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.

Ill waterpark owner fails to find investors, descends tower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:51pm

The owner of a New Hampshire waterpark who chained himself to a slide tower 17 days ago to try to prevent the park's auction has ended his quest because of failing health and the lack of a financial savior.

Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:01pm

Internet gambling is slowly growing — but not expanding — after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.

UK backs off cuts to tax breaks for lower income households

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:01pm

Britain's Treasury chief abandoned controversial cuts in tax credits for the working poor and kept police funding intact on Wednesday as he updated Parliament on the government's budget plans.

Hong Kong's SCMP confirms offer received for media business

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 7:41pm

The publisher of Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper says it's considering an offer for its media business.

Chinese company postpones canal project in Nicaragua

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 6:51pm

A Chinese company said Wednesday it is delaying the start of construction on a $50 billion inter-ocean canal across Nicaragua until late 2016.

Sony employees' hacking suit settlement gets preliminary OK

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 6:10pm

A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of up to $8 million between Sony Pictures Entertainment and current and former employees related to the hack of the company's computers last year.

Nevada taxable sales up 5 percent in September

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 6:00pm

The amount of taxable sales in Nevada rose more than 5 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago, although state revenue collected from it is slightly less than expected.

Anchorage teachers union Oks contract extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 5:20pm

Teachers in the state's largest school district have approved a contract extension.

Court revives Oregon suit over 'phantom recall' of Motrin

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 4:00pm

A lawsuit over Johnson & Johnson's buyback of defective Motrin pills has been given new life by the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Jobless rates keep dropping in Nevada metro areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:30pm

Unemployment rates continue to fall in Nevada's three main metropolitan areas.

Appeals court: EPA chief doesn't have to give deposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 3:20pm

A federal appeals court says U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy doesn't have to give a deposition in a coal company's lawsuit over the impact of regulations on jobs.

UT report lays out options for boosting road funding

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 2:01pm

A new University of Tennessee study is laying out some options for the state to boost its funding for road projects, ranging from charging drivers by the mile to tapping the state's general fund for new money.