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Pittsburgh symphony musicians reject pay cuts, go on strike

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:53am

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians are on strike after unanimously rejecting calls for a 15 percent pay cut, changes to their pension plan and staffing cuts they say management is proposing.

Markets Right Now: Bank stocks lead a rebound on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:51am

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

Documents show Hanson part of Tulsa, Oklahoma, redevelopment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:31am

Documents from the development authority in Tulsa, Oklahoma, show that the Hanson brothers are involved in the redevelopment of a building in the Brady Arts District.

Gabon gets anti-poaching helicopter from South African group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:21am

A South African foundation is providing a helicopter and other anti-poaching equipment to Gabon, whose forest elephants have been heavily targeted by traffickers.

Ex-Hasbro CEO testifies in trial of sport institute founder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:11am

The retired CEO of Hasbro Inc. has testified in the embezzlement and forgery trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based international sports foundation.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:10am

Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Banks lead US stock recovery; Costco lifts consumer stocks

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:10am

U.S. stocks are bouncing back Friday morning after a steep loss late the previous day. Banks are recovering from a sharp drop as Deutsche Bank tried to reassure investors about its financial health. Strong earnings from Costco are giving consumer stocks a lift and energy companies are also trading higher.

Black box recorder recovered from wreckage of train crash

Dake Kang and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:10am

Federal investigators pulled one of the black box recorders from the wrecked commuter train at the Hoboken station and struggled to extract the second one Friday as they tried to figure out what caused the crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others.

Virginia's lethal injection costs set to skyrocket to $16.5K

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:00am

In the span of a year, the cost for the state of Virginia to obtain lethal injection drugs has leapt from about $525 per execution to $16,500.

Q&A: Will Deutsche Bank become the next Lehman?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:50am

Germany's biggest bank is looking shaky and some investors fear it could collapse and endanger the wider financial system.

New York City's iconic Carnegie Deli to close Dec. 31

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:42am

New York City's iconic Carnegie Deli is closing its flagship location on Dec. 31.

Gerhard Richter painting owned by Clapton going up for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:41am

A painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton is slated for auction.

US consumer spending at weakest pace in 5 months

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:41am

U.S. consumers scaled back their spending in August to its weakest pace in five months, reflecting a drop in spending on autos. Income growth also decelerated as wages and salary gains slowed following four strong months.

The Latest: NTSB struggling to extract forward-facing camera

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:32am

The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local):

US closes probe of Jeep automatic braking; no recall sought

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:31am

U.S. safety regulators have closed a yearlong investigation into the Jeep Grand Cherokee's automatic braking system without seeking a recall.

Malls, stores consider new ways to protect shoppers

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:31am

More sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes — but mall operators are testing and putting in place new technologies and other measures to offer people more protection without intruding too much on their shopping time.

Many doctors not using site for keeping painkillers in check

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:31am

Ohio doctors are supposed check patients' prescription histories against a state website before recommending prescription painkillers, but an audit has found that some 12,000 physicians appear to be violating the policy aimed at stemming the opioid epidemic.

From Ferraris to SUVs: 5 cars that shone at the Paris show

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:41am

An obscenely powerful hybrid sports car, a family-friendly SUV with enough space for seven adults, and an electric vehicle that promises to keep going for over 300 miles (500 kilometers) on a single charge — these are some of the notable vehicles shining on the display stands under bright overhead lights at the Paris auto show.

Young mother killed when train crashed had 'genuine heart'

Dake Kang and Megan Trimble, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:21am

The world seemed to stop when Fabiola Bittar de Kroon's former co-worker learned she'd been killed after a New Jersey commuter train crashed through a barrier and into a suburban station, sending debris falling onto her.