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Policy Prescriptions: Trump and Clinton on veterans

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:30pm

Lifetime health care and other benefits are part of the bargain for millions of Americans who put their lives on the line in the armed forces, and it's become clear the Department of Veterans Affairs isn't holding up its end.

Rates flat to up slightly at weekly US Treasury bill auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:22pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were flat to slightly higher in Monday's auction.

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:21pm

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That will stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.

Ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:14pm

The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the restaurant chain for damages, saying the company received at least three reports indicating his sexual interest in children but failed to take proper action and continued promoting him as its spokesman.

General Mills milks Girl Scout Cookie popularity with cereal

Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:11pm

you can soon have them for breakfast.

Is sneaker production making a return run to the US?

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:03pm

Crafting the latest trends in global footwear used to be the pride of U.S. shoe industry workers, but most of those jobs left long ago for Asia. Now, the American sneaker factory could be coming back — with robots doing most of the work.

Embraer will pay $205 million to settle SEC bribery probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:02pm

Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer SA will pay up to $205 million to end an investigation into bribes paid to foreign officials to help sell planes.

Arizona environmental officials approve uranium dust rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:01pm

Arizona environmental officials have approved rules setting stricter standards for uranium mine dust, but conservation groups say the measures don't go far enough.

With treaty claim, pipeline protesters move to private land

Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:01pm

The long-running dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline expanded to private land recently purchased by the pipeline builders, with protesters who say the area rightfully belongs to Native Americans setting up camp and vowing to stay put until the project is stopped.

In emails, Clinton campaign measures diversity among staff

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:01pm

Senior staff members on Hillary Clinton's nascent campaign were conscious about diversity in the top ranks two months before the Democratic presidential candidate formally announced her bid, according to hacked emails from the personal account of a top campaign official.

Columbia University plans to open new campus next spring

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:54pm

Columbia University on Monday dedicated one of the most ambitious architectural projects in the academic world: the $6.3 billion expansion of its campus.

B/E Aerospace, Microsoft and T-Mobile rise; AT&T slumps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:51pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Wave of deals lead US stocks higher; tech companies jump

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:51pm

U.S. stocks rose Monday as investors were cheered by a spate of corporate dealmaking over the weekend. Technology companies made the biggest gains. But investors were doubtful the biggest deal, AT&T's agreement to buy Time Warner, will happen.

Nurse who survived Ebola settles with Texas hospital system

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:41pm

A nurse who contracted Ebola two years ago while caring for the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease settled a lawsuit Monday against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.

EU, Canadian leaders say free trade deal still possible

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:32pm

The European Union and Canada tried to remain upbeat Monday about the prospects for their trans-Atlantic free trade pact despite a small Belgian region persisting in its refusal to back the deal under the current conditions.

Pennsylvania GOP: State poll watcher law is unconstitutional

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:31pm

With two weeks to go before the presidential election, the Pennsylvania Republican Party has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the state's law regarding poll watchers is unconstitutional.

SEC seeks takedown of once-prominent Wall Street executive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:11pm

A government lawyer says prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton cheated investors in failing companies of over $200 million and should be banned from the industry.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end higher on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 2:11pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

California Guard: 'Bad actors' misled soldiers over bonuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:51pm

The California National Guard says it welcomes attention to the predicament of nearly 10,000 soldiers ordered to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

President of struggling MTV out after a year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 1:43pm

MTV's president is out after only a year as the network once at the center of youth culture continues to struggle for relevance.