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December 25th, 2014
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Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts

07/22/2014 12:21am
Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

07/22/2014 12:31am
South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people.

Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

07/22/2014 1:10am
A case challenging Arizona's refusal to reveal detailed information about the lethal drugs it plans to use to put an inmate to death is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Delta gains national recognition

07/22/2014 2:10am
The Mississippi Delta is a national treasure.

Update on the latest in business:

07/22/2014 3:40am
WALL STREET

Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify

07/22/2014 3:40am
The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers is set to testify today at the Los Angeles trial to determine whether the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can go through.

Military exercises delay flights throughout China

07/22/2014 4:20am
China's airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason.

Trains collide in South Korea; 1 dead, dozens hurt

07/22/2014 5:20am
Two passenger trains collided head-on in eastern South Korea on Tuesday, killing one passenger and injuring dozens, officials said.

CIT Group buying OneWest Bank in $3.4B deal

07/22/2014 5:30am
CIT Group will buy privately owned OneWest Bank in a $3.4 billion cash-and-stock deal.

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June, reflecting biggest jump in gasoline in 12 months

07/22/2014 6:40am
US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June, reflecting biggest jump in gasoline in 12 months.

Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

07/22/2014 7:00am
Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless.

Santa Fe hospital preparing for possible walkout

07/22/2014 7:31am
Contract talks are continuing but Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center says it's preparing to keep operating in the event of a possible strike by nurses and technicians at the Santa Fe hospital.

Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

07/22/2014 7:33am
The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

Marlboro maker Altria's 2Q profit stays flat

07/22/2014 8:00am
Marlboro maker Altria Group posted flat second-quarter earnings Tuesday as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold.

Stocks open higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain

07/22/2014 8:00am
U.S. stocks are moving higher in early trading as more companies turn in solid earnings reports.

US home sales increase 2.6 percent to 5.04 million, fastest pace in 8 months

07/22/2014 8:11am
US home sales increase 2.6 percent to 5.04 million, fastest pace in 8 months.

College losing scenic span, eyes new plan for site

07/22/2014 8:20am
For years, the iconic, arched foot-bridge at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College had been the backdrop for pictures of newlyweds, prom-goers and Woodsies.

Federal appeals court delivers serious setback to Obama health care law

07/22/2014 8:31am
Federal appeals court delivers serious setback to Obama health care law .

US appeals court delivers serious setback to Obama health care law

07/22/2014 8:31am
US appeals court delivers serious setback to Obama health care law.

Boehner: No border money without policy changes

07/22/2014 8:41am
House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the public won't support spending money on the border crisis unless Congress makes policy changes to return migrant kids home faster.

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

07/22/2014 8:50am
U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.

Open

07/22/2014 8:51am
Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Tue.:

US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

07/22/2014 8:51am
Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum.

Delta cancels all flights to Israel indefinitely, cites report of rocket near Tel Aviv airport

07/22/2014 9:01am
— Delta cancels all flights to Israel indefinitely, cites report of rocket near Tel Aviv airport.

Grain higher, livestock mostly higher

07/22/2014 9:01am
Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

07/22/2014 9:01am
The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld a $1 million verdict against a security firm accused of not doing enough to prevent the fatal attack of a man in a crime-riddled Las Vegas Wal-Mart parking lot. The high court on Friday declined to grant a new trial to private security firm Wackenhut in the death of 51-year-old Michael Born in 2004.

Late lobbyist Faiss to join Gaming Hall of Fame

07/22/2014 9:10am
A prominent Nevada gambling lobbyist who died of cancer in June is one of four new people being inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame.

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

07/22/2014 9:20am
An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.

White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

07/22/2014 9:41am
The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court.

Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case

07/22/2014 10:00am
Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case.

Stocks move higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain

07/22/2014 10:00am
U.S. stocks are moving higher in midday trading as more companies turn in solid earnings reports.

Ukraine tensions see euro come off boil

07/22/2014 10:00am
The euro fell Tuesday to its lowest level against the dollar this year amid concerns that the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will prompt a bigger freeze in relations between the European Union and Russia.

US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

07/22/2014 10:01am
Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum.

Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

07/22/2014 10:20am
Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.

STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

07/22/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

FAA tells US airlines all flights to Tel Aviv airport in Israel prohibited for 24 hours

07/22/2014 10:40am
FAA tells US airlines all flights to Tel Aviv airport in Israel prohibited for 24 hours.

Federal appeals court in Virginia rules in Obama administration's favor on health subsidies

07/22/2014 11:01am
Federal appeals court in Virginia rules in Obama administration's favor on health subsidies.

Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

07/22/2014 11:01am
A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.

Court: Whistleblower law doesn't protect interns

07/22/2014 11:11am
Wisconsin's law protecting health care workers who act as whistleblowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said Tuesday.

Saudi stock market to allow foreign investment

07/22/2014 11:20am
The Saudi government has approved a measure that will open the region's largest stock market to direct foreign investment next year, news that sent the exchange surging Tuesday to its highest level in nearly seven years.

European airlines Air France, Lufthansa suspend all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns

07/22/2014 11:30am
European airlines Air France, Lufthansa suspend all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns.

Family mourns road worker; driver suspected of DUI

07/22/2014 11:30am
Friends and family are mourning a road construction worker killed on a Las Vegas street by a man who police suspect was driving drunk.

Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups

07/22/2014 11:50am
Comcast's second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace and video subscriber losses moderated.

Chinese woman in seed corn case released on bond

07/22/2014 12:01pm
A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial.

Judge nixes lawsuit over Empire State Building IPO

07/22/2014 12:01pm
Thousands of onetime investors in the Empire State Building can't sue over claims they were shortchanged by the deal that turned the iconic skyscraper into a public stock, a judge has ruled.

New court fight over health care law

07/22/2014 12:01pm
There's another legal battle involving President Barack Obama's health care law.

Senators urge new sanctions against Russia

07/22/2014 12:11pm
Leading Democratic senators want harsh new measures against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. They are also asking President Barack Obama to add a Ukrainian rebel group to a U.S. terrorism blacklist.

US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

07/22/2014 12:40pm
As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

7th death blamed on 2013 Philly building collapse

07/22/2014 12:50pm
The family of a truck driver who died of heart disease weeks after he survived a deadly building collapse in Philadelphia filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday linking his death to the catastrophe.

Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

07/22/2014 12:50pm
A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease.

Air Canada cancels flight to Israel

07/22/2014 12:50pm
Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport.

San Jose pot clubs fall short on petition drive

07/22/2014 12:50pm
Medical marijuana advocates in San Jose failed in their petition drive to let voters decide whether the city's tough restrictions on pot clubs should be overturned.

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

07/22/2014 1:10pm
A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

European agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv

07/22/2014 1:20pm
The European Aviation Safety Agency says it "strongly recommends" that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv.

Protect yourself from identity theft

07/22/2014 1:21pm
It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into a possible breach.

Ford says new F-150 can compete with rivals

07/22/2014 1:30pm
Ford says its aluminum-sided F-150 pickup will hold its own against rivals despite its lighter weight.

Court: Security firm liable for unsafe parking lot

07/22/2014 1:30pm
A security firm that was patrolling the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in a rough Las Vegas neighborhood when a man was fatally attacked there in 2004 must pay $1 million to his family, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled.

Gold slips, silver flat

07/22/2014 1:31pm
The July gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,306.10 an ounce, down $7.60.

Grain lower, beef and pork higher

07/22/2014 1:41pm
Grain futures were lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Target debuts an image-recognition shopping app

07/22/2014 1:51pm
Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology.

Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

07/22/2014 1:52pm
France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.

Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

07/22/2014 2:10pm
Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state.

Solid earnings drive more gains in US stocks

07/22/2014 2:10pm
U.S. stocks are closing higher as more companies turn in solid earnings.

Dan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52

07/22/2014 2:10pm
Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.

Idaho lawmaker committee examines public defense

07/22/2014 2:21pm
Lawmakers on a committee charged with fixing Idaho's public defense system were cautioned Tuesday that by creating new standards for county defense attorneys, the state could open itself up to lawsuits.

US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in

07/22/2014 2:22pm
Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.

VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

07/22/2014 2:22pm
The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is vowing to crack down on whistleblower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light.

Senate panel approves Vietnam nuclear agreement

07/22/2014 2:31pm
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam, as Washington looks to expand its relationship with its former Southeast Asian foe.

NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks

07/22/2014 2:31pm
A federal judge Tuesday ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years, saying a default would hurt "real people."

Beshear: Health rulings won't affect Kentucky

07/22/2014 2:31pm
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says rulings Tuesday on President Barack Obama's health care law won't affect enrollees in Kentucky's state-run health exchange.

Jeter, Bauer give Fox a strong week in TV ratings

07/22/2014 2:32pm
Fox can thank Derek Jeter and Jack Bauer for a strong week in the television ratings.

Ford names Galhotra as Lincoln's new president

07/22/2014 2:41pm
Ford's luxury Lincoln division is getting a new president.

Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings

07/22/2014 3:01pm
Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.

Markets-At-A-Glance

07/22/2014 3:30pm
A snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Tuesday:

First lady tells America to 'Drink Up' more water

07/22/2014 3:30pm
Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national "Drink Up" campaign launched in September.

Markets-At-A-Glance

07/22/2014 3:31pm
A snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Tuesday:

Nasdaq SUMMARY

07/22/2014 3:41pm
Most active Nasdaq issues.

LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175M

07/22/2014 3:50pm
LinkedIn Corp. is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals.

Contrarian's case: Why US could dip into recession

07/22/2014 4:01pm
Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.

Advocacy group: People getting health subsidies OK

07/22/2014 4:01pm
An advocacy group for the poor says that the 237,000 Michigan residents who are getting subsidies for health insurance under the federal health law shouldn't feel any immediate effect from one court's ruling against the program.

Dan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52

07/22/2014 4:01pm
Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.

Apple post biggest earnings gain in nearly 2 years

07/22/2014 4:20pm
Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches

07/22/2014 4:20pm
The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.

Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

07/22/2014 4:21pm
Gov. Pat McCrory and Senate Republicans met privately Tuesday as they sought to resolve their differences over budget adjustments supposed to be settled three weeks ago, but the gulf between elected leaders remained wide on key issues.

Discover Financial's 2Q profit jumps 7 percent

07/22/2014 4:30pm
Discover Financial Services' net income grew 7 percent in the second quarter as credit card spending and overall loans increased from a year ago. The results beat Wall Street's expectations.

Southwest, South score low on child-welfare index

07/22/2014 4:42pm
Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve.

Undercover probe finds health law failings

07/22/2014 4:42pm
Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.

Gulf oil spill: Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed

07/22/2014 4:51pm
The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.

Ackman goes after Herbalife's nutrition clubs

07/22/2014 5:01pm
Activist investor Bill Ackman once again denounced weight loss and nutritional supplements company Herbalife as a pyramid scheme, but Wall Street shrugged off his criticism and sent the company's stock soaring 25 percent Tuesday.

Judge eyes whether port records should be released

07/22/2014 5:10pm
A federal judge said Tuesday he would weigh whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must release environmental review documents involving a proposed coal port criticized by environmentalists.

Another author boosted by 'Colbert Bump'

07/22/2014 5:31pm
The "Colbert Bump" is becoming contagious.

Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

07/22/2014 5:31pm
Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.

Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street

07/22/2014 5:50pm
Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units — Nokia phones and Bing search — would become profitable in 2016.

Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters

07/22/2014 6:11pm
San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and public health advocates.

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

07/22/2014 6:30pm
President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

Government drafting birth control accommodation

07/22/2014 6:41pm
The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.

US appeals court deals blow to health law

07/22/2014 6:51pm
President Barack Obama's health care law is snared in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue Tuesday.

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

07/22/2014 7:01pm
In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.

GateHouse Media parent to buy Providence Journal

07/22/2014 7:10pm
The parent company of Gatehouse Media LLC on Tuesday announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million cash.

Senate, House on collision course on border money

07/22/2014 7:32pm
Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas with lawmakers preparing to leave Washington for their annual summer recess at the end of next week.
 
   
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