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US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:11pm

Markets are turning turbulent again after investors were unnerved by more signs of weakness in China, the world's second-largest economy.

Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:52pm

President Barack Obama turned Tuesday to a dramatic symptom of climate change — a melting Alaska glacier — to highlight the dangers of global warming.

Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:22pm

The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.

Netflix down 5% as Apple considers streaming service

Hope King, CNNmoney  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 12:46pm

Netflix shares were down 5 percent on Tuesday, following reports that Apple is considering launching its own streaming media service.

Amazon to let Prime members download videos

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:32am

Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos.

Stocks plunge on more worries about slowing growth in China; S&P 500 drops almost 3 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:11pm

Stocks plunge on more worries about slowing growth in China; S&P 500 drops almost 3 percent.

FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:11pm

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk.

Las Vegas' new ad campaign pushes 'sexy' watering habits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:01pm

Another part of the drought-ridden West is attempting to make water conservation sexy, this time with funny ads in Las Vegas.

ConocoPhillips says it's cutting 10 percent of jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:52pm

Energy company ConocoPhillips says it is cutting around 1,810 jobs, or 10 percent of its workforce, following a plunge that took oil prices to their lowest levels in years.

Consumer panel: Airlines should disclose fees, seat size

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:51pm

Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane's seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel said Tuesday.

Grain and livestock mostly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain and livestock mostly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:31pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

US auto market remains bright spot as China pulls back

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:31pm

The U.S. auto market is continuing on pace for its best performance in more than a decade -- even as the market in China recoils.

Southwest jet diverts after passengers become disorderly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:31pm

Southwest Airlines says a Chicago-bound flight has been diverted to Texas after a group of passengers became disorderly.

US auto market remains bright spot as China pulls back

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:11pm

As China's auto market recoils, the U.S. remains a bright spot as it rolls on toward its best performance in more than a decade.

Auditor general: School audits will reflect budget impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:01pm

Pennsylvania audits of its school districts will highlight unscheduled expenses resulting from the state government's budget impasse now in its third month, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Tuesday.

Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 12:01pm

A state inquiry has found that an oil and gas company's disposal well operations likely did not cause a series of North Texas earthquakes.

Canada in recession; PM Harper denies it as election looms

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:51am

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, campaigning for a fourth term on a record of economic growth, has refused to recognize that Canada is in a recession, despite new data to the contrary.

Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:41am

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with identical twins.