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Credit Suisse turns 2Q profit, down sharply from a year ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:50pm

Credit Suisse says second-quarter net profit plunged 84 percent as the Swiss bank pressed on with a restructuring and revaluation of its investment banking portfolio.

Did your ancestor hunt whales? Museum database offers clues

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:00pm

A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70-year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable resource for anyone researching their family's seafaring past. Just be warned: You might not like what you find.

Spared lobster dies during trip from Florida to Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:00pm

Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn't make it to retirement.

US confirms journalist jailed by China is American citizen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:51pm

The State Department says its diplomats have not been granted permission to meet with James Wang, a jailed magazine publisher and American citizen, since his 2014 arrest in southern China.

Regulators propose huge overhaul of debt collection industry

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:40pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a massive overhaul of the multibillion dollar debt-collection industry on Thursday, which would restrict collectors from calling numerous times a day, require them to have more documentation on what's owed, and give people more ability to dispute their bills.

Rifle maker wants documents sealed in school shooting suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:11pm

A Connecticut judge will hear arguments on whether gun maker Remington Arms' company documents should be sealed from public view as it fights a lawsuit filed by families of some of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Samsung's profit surges to 2-year high on Galaxy phone sales

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:31pm

Samsung Electronics Co. reported Thursday forecast-beating earnings results that were the best in two years as consumers snapped up its Galaxy smartphones, in a sign the company is getting its mojo back while rivals fail to deliver new smartphones.

Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

Eric Tucker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:31pm

Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics.

VP nominee Tim Kaine urges voters to trust Hillary Clinton

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:12pm

It took just four days for Hillary Clinton's newly minted running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, to drop the t-word.

Some French media ban IDs of attackers to stop "hero" effect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:41pm

Some leading French media outlets pledged Wednesday to stop publishing the names and images of attackers linked to the Islamic State group to prevent individuals from being inadvertently glorified, following a spate of attacks in France over the past 18 months.

Bloomberg warns of Trump economic plans at Dem convention

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:31pm

Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, offered a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention, describing the GOP presidential nominee as a "risky, reckless, and radical choice."

APNewsBreak: Texas AG's $100K gift came despite agency rules

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:31pm

Documents show the $100,000 that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted from the head of a company his office was investigating came despite internal agency rules that prohibit such gifts.

More than $140M available to return to Oklahoma agencies

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 5:41pm

Mid-year budget cuts ordered for Oklahoma agencies amid a revenue downturn earlier this year were deeper than necessary, resulting in $140.8 million in additional revenue that could be returned to state agencies or used to help fund a teacher pay raise, state finance officials announced on Wednesday.

Union Station reopens after suspicious package investigated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 5:11pm

Metro transit police say normal operations are resuming at Union Station after officers investigated a report of a suspicious package.

The Latest: Welch's wife steps aside from Comcast case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:50pm

The Latest on Vermont regulator hearing Comcast case while company PAC donates to husband's congressional campaign.

Investment banker blames father at NY insider trading trial

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:50pm

An investment banker defending himself against insider trading charges blamed his father Wednesday, saying through his lawyer that his father triggered over $1 million in illegal stock trades after hearing him talk about upcoming mergers and acquisitions.

Hot air balloon makes emergency landing at Colorado airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:41pm

A hot air balloon that ran out of fuel as winds shifted has made an emergency landing at a suburban Denver airport.

Whole Foods' sales fall again as competitors draw customers

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:31pm

Whole Foods saw a key sales figure fall for the fourth straight quarter as it fights to distinguish itself from a growing number of competitors that it says may offer "good enough" alternatives that are more convenient.

Suspicious package shuts down DC's Union Station

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:21pm

Police have ordered passengers out of Washington's Union Station while officers investigate a report of a suspicious package.