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Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:11am

Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.

The Latest: Wall Street edges up after weak opening

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:00am

The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):

Sanofi reports flat 2015 earnings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:50am

French drug maker Sanofi says its bottom line was roughly stable last year as it advanced efforts to reshape its drug portfolio and pursue research and development tie-ups in oncology and diabetes.

US stocks open slightly lower; Japan's market slumps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:50am

Stocks are opening modestly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies and banks.

Oil supply seen outpacing demand, capping price

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:50am

The International Energy Agency says oil supply is set to outpace demand this year, keeping a lid on any expected price increases.

Goodyear reports 4Q loss on hefty charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:40am

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday swung to a fourth-quarter loss on charges and tire sales fell, but the results still topped Wall Street expectations.

Obama to release $4 trillion-plus budget for 2017

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:21am

President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes — all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress that simply wants to move on from his presidency.

After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:11am

Following a "challenging" holiday season, Sears will accelerate the closure of some of its stores.

Coke beats Street 4Q forecasts; Diet Coke volume falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:20am

Coca-Cola's global soda volume rose in the fourth quarter, even as Diet Coke continued to suffer declines.

CEO reassures Deutsche Bank is 'rock-solid' as shares sink

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:11am

Deutsche Bank co-CEO John Cryan is reassuring employees and the markets that Germany's largest lender remains "rock-solid" even though its shares have taken a beating.

US wholesale businesses trim stockpiles in December

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:11am

U.S. wholesale businesses cut their stockpiles and registered lower sales for the third straight month in December.

NC regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:00am

North Carolina environmental regulators say they're fining the country's largest electric company nearly $7 million for pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014.

Fortis buying electric transmission company ITC for $6.9B

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:50am

Canadian utility Fortis is buying electric transmission company ITC Holdings in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.9 billion as it looks to further diversify its business.

Texas couple charged with imprisoning, not paying nanny

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:21am

A Houston-area couple is accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay for two years and seizing her passport.

Private school tuition bill passes first hurdle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:20am

A bill that would expand a new state tax-credit system that pays for scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools has passed a hurdle.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:11am

State officials are seeking public comment on a proposed gold mining project just north of Yellowstone National Park. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that the Montana officials are accepting public input on an application from Crevice Mining Group. The company based out of Spokane, Washington says the exploration project would cost about $1.1 million and disturb 7 acres of surface.

Bring on the drones: Mediterranean sees severe overfishing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:00am

Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle — and that is forcing the European Union to consider creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen.

CVS Health meets 4Q profit forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:50am

CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as acquisition gains helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager meet Wall Street's earnings expectations.

Obama administration plans new high-level cyber official

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:50am

The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday.

Italian bank UniCredit earnings drop amid market turmoil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:10am

Italian lender UniCredit says its earnings dropped in the fourth quarter, on a day its shares were being battered amid broad concerns over the country's banking system.