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Trump took $17 million in insurance for damage few remember

Jeff Horwitz and Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:10pm

Donald Trump said he received a $17 million insurance payment in 2005 for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, but The Associated Press found little evidence of such large-scale damage.

Ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:01pm

The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the restaurant chain for damages, saying the company received three reports indicating his sexual interest in children but failed to take proper action and continued promoting him as their spokesman.

Rockwell Collins to buy B/E Aerospace for $6.4 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:52am

The move by Rockwell Collins Inc. to buy B/E Aerospace Inc. will combine two of the biggest suppliers to airplane makers and airlines.

AMC Theatres to broadcast Nov. 8 election results

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:50am

AMC Theatres and CNN will broadcast the Nov. 8 presidential election on the big screen at 50 theaters in 25 cities nationwide.

EU, Canadian leaders say free trade deal still possible

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:43am

The European Union and Canada tried to remain upbeat Monday about the prospects for their trans-Atlantic free trade pact despite a small Belgian region persisting in its refusal to back the deal under the current conditions.


1/4 of U.S. cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:43am

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. Utah has the lowest cancer death rate and the highest is among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.

Soft energy markets mean more financial trouble for Wyoming

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:41am

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he intends to call on lawmakers to spend an undetermined amount from the state's $1.5-billion rainy day fund to cover government operations in the face of sagging energy revenues.

Nurse who survived Ebola settles with Texas hospital system

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:41am

A nurse who contracted Ebola two years ago while caring for the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease has settled a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.

Columbia University plans to open new campus next spring

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:23am

Italian architect Renzo Piano said Monday was a perfect day to dedicate Columbia University's new science center that is part of the school's $6.3 billion West Harlem expansion.

Genworth shares fall after agreeing to Chinese buyout offer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:11am

A Chinese holding company has agreed to buy U.S. insurer Genworth Financial for about $2.7 billion, another example of China's intense interest in American commerce.

Lexus, Toyota and Buick top new auto reliability survey

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:10am

Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.

US stocks jump on wave of deals and gains for tech companies

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:03am

U.S. stocks are higher Monday following a series of corporate deals. The largest by far is AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, but investors aren't sure if the combination will be approved by regulators. Aerospace company Rockwell Collins agreed to buy B/E Aerospace. Technology companies are making the largest gains while energy companies fall with the price of oil.

Louisiana official defends fish testing after oil spill

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:00am

A former Louisiana Cabinet official is fending off criticism about the way he managed a program to ensure seafood from the Gulf of Mexico was safe to eat after a massive oil spill in 2010.

As Medicaid loses stigma, election may cloud its future

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:40am

Medicaid, often stigmatized among government health care programs, is finally coming into its own.

Burger King owner beats expectations, but sees US 'softness'

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:32am

Restaurant Brands International reported a rise in third-quarter sales Monday at its Burger King and Tim Horton stores, but the growth was much lower than a year ago. The company's shares fell nearly 4 percent.

Markets Right Now: Stocks move higher on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:01am

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

Another bid from China for US hotel; $6.5B for Hilton stake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:20am

HNA Group is snapping up a 25 percent ownership stake of the Hilton hotel chain for about $6.5 billion, the latest attempt by a Chinese interest to acquire real estate in the U.S.

Eurozone business activity grows at fastest pace this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:20am

Business activity across the 19 eurozone economies grew in October at its fastest pace so far this year, shrugging off any major concerns about Britain's "Brexit" vote, a survey showed Monday.

Shares in Italian bank Monte Paschi rally on new plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:41am

Shares in troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena have shot up 22 percent ahead of a new plan to be presented by CEO Marco Morelli.