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Figures on government spending and debt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:31pm

Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

IMF leader cites 'historic milestone' for China

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:24pm

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is calling the inclusion of China's renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world's reserve currencies an "important and historic milestone" for the international financial system.

Gubernatorial hopeful's coal mines settle with feds

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:21pm

Federal officials have reached a settlement requiring $5 million in upgrades to prevent further pollution by Appalachian coal mines owned by West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice.

Doctor: Concert promoter in $200 million fraud is bipolar

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:21pm

A former concert promoter who staged tours worldwide by acts such as the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac suffers from long-term bipolar disorder that likely affected his judgment in orchestrating a $200 million fraud scheme, a doctor testified Friday in the promoter's sentencing hearing.

Municipal-bond week in review: Yields sag then finish strong

Cybele Weisser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:21pm

Yields on municipal and Treasury bonds sagged this week on concerns about the health of Germany's largest bank, before retracing their steps on Friday.

Harvard's dining hall workers preparing for strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:11pm

Harvard University dining hall workers are preparing to go on strike.

Investigators question engineer in deadly train crash

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:11pm

Federal investigators trying to figure out the cause of the deadly rail crash at the Hoboken station questioned the engineer Friday and hoped to lift clues from the train's black box recorders, though one of the devices was proving difficult to extract from the twisted wreckage.

Some American Airlines workers say uniforms are causing rash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:01pm

Some American Airlines flight attendants say they're getting a rash from new uniforms made of wool.

The Latest: Official: Train engineer is answering questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:01pm

The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local):

Gas company safety fines unpaid because of unsent bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:51pm

A company that operates a natural gas plant in southwest Wyoming has not paid $46,000 in safety fines for a 2014 fire because state regulators neglected to send a bill.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:42pm

U.S. stocks climbed Friday as banks made a rapid recovery following a steep fall a day ago. Investors hoped Deutsche Bank and the financial system in general were in better shape than they had feared.

Mother sues airline for flying 5-year-old son to wrong city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

A New York City woman is suing JetBlue Airways for mixing up her 5-year-old son with another boy and flying him to the wrong city.

North Dakota tavern takes trademark as North American center

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

Crediting "barstool science," a small-town tavern in central North Dakota is laying claim as the center of North America after snatching the title from a nearby city that allowed its trademark to lapse.

Louisiana governor sues AG over anti-discrimination clause

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards sued the state attorney general Friday for rejecting contracts with an anti-discrimination clause that would protect LGBT people, language the governor ordered to be included in nearly all state contracts.

Stocks say 'nevermind'; reverse recent losses as banks jump

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

U.S. stocks climbed Friday as banks made a rapid recovery following a steep fall a day ago. Investors hoped Deutsche Bank and the financial system in general were in better shape than they had feared.

Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

Some 600 square miles of U.S. Forest Service land burned in Idaho in 2015 in one of the most destructive summers ever for the cash-strapped agency that for years has faced a backlog of projects aimed at reducing wildfire risks and completing habitat restoration work.

Trump: Presidential campaign could be good for his hotels

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

Donald Trump suggests in a videotaped deposition released Friday that his presidential campaign could boost business at his hotels and increase the value of his personal brand.

Ferry reopens after man drives car into Potomac River

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:34pm

Authorities say a man driving under the influence crashed his car through a closed gate onto a ferry and then into the Potomac River. The driver was rescued and charged with DUI.

Markets Right Now: Bank stocks lead a rebound on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:11pm

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