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Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:11pm

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

Yellen pledges to improve Fed's workplace diversity

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:11pm

Chair Janet Yellen says she is committed to increasing diversity throughout the Federal Reserve system, including the ranks of senior leadership.

Medicare sets new patient safety goals for hospitals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:51pm

Medicare is setting new goals for keeping hospitalized patients safe and reducing readmissions after patients are discharged.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:43pm

Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:43pm

Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:42pm

Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Judge cancels contempt hearing for Kansas election official

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

A federal judge has canceled a contempt hearing for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (KOH'-bahk) after he agreed to concessions that will fully register and clearly notify thousands of people that they can vote in November.

Train crashes at New Jersey station; 1 dead, 74 hospitalized

David Porter and Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling wires.

Tesla rear-ends bus in Germany, driver blames Autopilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:33pm

Police in northern Germany say that a Tesla driver is blaming the car's Autopilot after crashing into the rear of a bus on a highway.

AP Explains: What does OPEC's tentative deal mean for oil?

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:22pm

OPEC nations have agreed in theory that they need to reduce their production to help boost global oil prices during a meeting in Algeria, but a major disagreement between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran still may derail any cut. What happened to oil prices and why can't OPEC agree to anything more binding?

3Q Fund Review: A welcome return to strong, steady returns

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:22pm

It was a good summer for fund investors, as calm and strong markets around the world lifted most categories to gains from July into September.

Grammy winner Mario Winans pleads guilty in income tax case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Mario Winans has admitted he intentionally failed to file federal income tax returns for several years.

Stocks turn lower as drugmakers drag health stocks down

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:51pm

U.S. stocks are skidding Thursday and giving up some of their gains from the last two days. EpiPen maker Mylan and other drug companies are lower as they face scrutiny over price increase. Banks are taking large losses as investors worry about the stability of Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions.

Electrics touted at Paris car show, but await their moment

David McHugh and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:51pm

When will electric-powered cars become a practical choice for ordinary people? The question hangs in the air at the Paris auto show, where Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors are showing off electric cars they hope are the on-ramp to a profitable future.

Judge orders former real estate mogul to pay creditors $286M

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:43pm

A U.S. judge has ordered a former luxury real estate mogul to pay $286 million to the creditors of a Montana club for the ultrarich that he is accused of fleecing for personal gain before driving it into bankruptcy.

FCC beefs up emergency cellphone alerts

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:41pm

The federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September.

Lawsuit: ExxonMobil polluted river, ignored climate change

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:33pm

ExxonMobil has polluted the Mystic River while failing to plan for the potentially severe impacts of climate change at its Boston-area fuel storage terminal, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by an environmental advocacy group.

US Treasury head touts trade, security in Mexico visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:32pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew made a strong pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in a visit to Mexico Thursday.

Hotel workers seek new safety measures after freezer death

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:31pm

Federal regulators and hotel employees are calling for new safety measures after a worker was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta.