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Albuquerque health care industry company to add 300 jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:01pm

An Albuquerque -based business in the health care industry will add 300 jobs under an expansion.

Facebook agrees to refunds on in-app purchases by minors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:41am

Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit.

Chipotle branching out, plans to open burger restaurant

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:41am

Chipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant.

Oracle buying 'cloud' business software provider NetSuite

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:31am

Software mogul Larry Ellison once famously mocked cloud computing as a fad. Now his company, Oracle, will spend $9.3 billion to acquire cloud upstart NetSuite.

Couple to pay $539K for sending kids to DC schools illegally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:11am

A judge is ordering two District of Columbia police officers to pay $539,000 for enrolling their three children in city public schools for years while living in Maryland and Virginia.

Third murder trial strains northern Idaho county's budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:01am

Officials in northern Idaho say a third trial for a man charged with killing a Texas couple more than 30 years ago will cost $250,000 and strain Idaho County's budget.

Standing Rock Sioux sues Corps over oil pipeline permits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:51am

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing federal regulators for approving permits for a $3.8 billion pipeline that will move oil from North Dakota to Illinois.

Elko turns down settlement offer in airport dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:51am

The city of Elko has rejected the most recent settlement offer in its nine-year dispute over repairs at the airport.

AP Newsbreak: US oil, gas applications could drop 40 percent

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:41am

U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up the permitting process for oil and gas drilling on federal lands to reduce delays, as applications were projected to be down 40 percent in coming years versus their historical average amid an ongoing price slump.

Germany's Merkel: US trade deal 'absolutely' in EU interest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:31am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended a planned trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union as "absolutely in Europe's interest."

Watchdog: IMF response to European crisis "uneven"

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:20am

The International Monetary Fund was unprepared for the debt crisis that hit Europe and was slow to press for debt relief that might have eased Greece's economic pain and allowed it to pay its bills, an IMF watchdog says.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:11am

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

Democratic donors rip Trump for failure to share tax returns

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:10am

The wealthy Democratic donors, many of whom run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that's why they can't stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump's refusal to release his.

US homeownership rate of 62.9 percent matches a 51-year low

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:40am

The proportion of U.S. households that own homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years — evidence that rising property prices, high rents and stagnant pay have made it hard for many to buy.

Egypt convicts top anti-corruption official of 'false news'

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:40am

An Egyptian court on Thursday convicted the country's former top anti-corruption official of "spreading false news" over a damning report he had issued, sentencing him to a year in prison that he must pay fines to avoid.

Secrets to choosing a good lease car

Philip Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:31am

and maximize — two little-understood aspects of leasing.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.48 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:31am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged higher for a second straight week, but remain near historically low levels.

Vegas airport passenger count up 5.6 percent so far in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:21am

Officials in Las Vegas are reporting another monthly increase in the number of people using McCarran International Airport in June, and say passenger traffic is up 5.6 percent for the first six months of 2016.

Debt-collection proposals: Fewer calls, easier to dispute

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:01am

Consumers could no longer receive multiple calls per day from debt collectors and would have more ability to dispute their bills under proposals released Thursday to overhaul the multibillion-dollar debt collection industry.

American Airlines plane lands safely despite engine flames

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:01am

An American Airlines aircraft landed safely at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport despite a dramatic discharge of flames from one of the engines.