Communities in states hard-hit by coal layoffs are about to receive nearly $39 million in federal grants aimed at helping people get back to work. The Appalachian Regional Commission, the Economic Development Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor announced the following grants on Wednesday:
Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 3:20pm
An accomplished photographer who lets the public use thousands of her images of America for free has sued the Getty Images photo agency in New York for more than $1 billion, saying it's improperly selling her work and sending threatening letters to those who don't pay.
Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 3:12pm
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. is continuing its shopping spree with its fourth acquisition since the April collapse of its planned $160 billion megadeal to buy rival Allergan PLC and move its headquarters, on paper, to Allergan's base in lower-tax Ireland.
Joe Mandak, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 3:01pm
The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled.
Sara Burnett, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 2:51pm
Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says a pending move by Illinois' largest public-pension fund would increase the state's required payment by hundreds of millions of dollars, potentially leading to higher taxes or massive cuts to education and social services already suffering amid a budget crisis.