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US consumer prices up moderate 0.3 percent in December

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:11am

U.S. consumer prices, driven up by rising energy costs, rose moderately in December, closing out a year in which consumer inflation rose at the fastest pace in five years.

Florida city settles with 2 men injured in Zombicon shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:11am

The city of Fort Myers, Florida, has settled lawsuits with two people who were wounded during a shooting at a Zombicom festival.

The Latest: Colombia expects more progress in peace talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:10am

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Markets Right Now: US stocks are mixed at midday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:02am

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CSX railroad expects modest profit growth in 2017

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:01am

CSX railroad officials expect profits to grow this year as the economy improves modestly, coal demand stabilizes and President-elect Donald Trump pursues reforms.

The Latest: Senator questions Price's stock purchases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:01am

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The Latest: Slovak PM: EU can't emerge weakened from Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:54am

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JPMorgan settles mortgage discrimination lawsuit

Ken Sweet and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:51am

JPMorgan Chase will pay $55 million to settle federal charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against minorities seeking home mortgages during the housing crisis.

Egypt making progress with economic reform plan, IMF says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:41am

The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that Egypt is making progress with its economic reform program, although it will still take time to improve living standards in a poor country beset with rocketing inflation.

Commerce nominee Ross declares he is pro-trade, pro-union

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:41am

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary said Wednesday that he favors "sensible trade," is pro-union and believes his vast business dealings have given experience fighting other countries' unfair trade practices.

EU, UK take contrasting messages from May's Brexit speech

Jill Lawless and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:41am

European Union leaders on Wednesday countered U.K. optimism about a smooth and mutually beneficial divorce between Britain and the EU, declaring that, no matter what British Prime Theresa May thinks, Britain can't dictate the terms of the separation.

Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:40am

The Supreme Court is expressing doubts about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive.

Pointed questions for Trump's pick for health secretary

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:33am

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday that the health care system is losing focus on patients, its first priority, and he offered assurances that the new administration is not planning to launch into a Medicare overhaul.

Bill to change inoperative liquor license rules advances

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:20am

A bill that could free multiple retail liquor licenses across the state has advanced out of a legislative committee.

American Airlines to sell restricted 'basic economy' ticket

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:20am

If you want to get the cheapest fare on American Airlines, you'll soon have to leave that rolling carry-on bag at home.

Trump EPA pick pledges more cooperation with industry

Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:11am

President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that he intended to work cooperatively with states and industry to return the federal watchdog to what he called its proper role.

Small businesses hope to see Obama-backed rules scrapped

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:10am

Small businesses are hoping to see some high-profile Obama administration regulations scrapped after Donald Trump takes office, with rules affecting overtime, sick leave and the environment among those that may be taken off the books.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:51am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:50am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US stock indexes mixed; bond yields and dollar climb again

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:50am

U.S. stock indexes were mixed in a listless morning of trading Wednesday, while bond yields and the dollar moved higher again.