09/02/2014 1:10amFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the state is getting $300,000 as part of a national settlement with a Cincinnati-based company that allegedly engaged in a kickback scheme with skilled-nursing facilities.
09/02/2014 3:00amBritain's Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options.
09/02/2014 3:10amNebraska students dreaming of the future can win a scholarship from First National Bank by drawing a picture of what they envision becoming when they grow up.
09/02/2014 4:00amWhen the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive.
09/02/2014 4:10amIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for.
09/02/2014 5:00amMore than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas, according to a U.S.-based research group.
09/02/2014 5:10amFormer House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank.
09/02/2014 5:30amFormer House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining investment bank Moelis & Co. as vice chairman and managing director.
09/02/2014 5:30amA court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.
09/02/2014 6:31amChicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.
09/02/2014 7:00amDollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.
09/02/2014 7:01amMontana officials say having the state take over management of federal lands is a complicated proposition but they're looking into it. Gov. Steve Bullock says he doesn't advocate Montana taking over the roughly 25 million acres of federal land within the state's boundaries. However, the Montana Republican Party has endorsed just such a move and state officials are studying it. State takeover of federal lands also has been discussed in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah.
09/02/2014 7:01amAn American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked.
09/02/2014 7:30amKatharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico.
09/02/2014 8:00amA Santa Fe hospital says face-to-face contract talks with a union representing nurses and medical technicians are over because there's an impasse on a key issue.
09/02/2014 8:10amPortions of an oil pipeline in northern Idaho are being rerouted to eliminate sections that travel under the Coeur d'Alene River.
09/02/2014 8:10amUS construction spending rebounds 1.8 percent in July, biggest gain in more than 2 years.
09/02/2014 8:11amThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
09/02/2014 8:22amThe euro fell to a one-year low against the dollar on Tuesday as it continued to lose support from speculation that the European Central Bank could start pumping money into the ailing eurozone economy to spur growth.
09/02/2014 8:22amU.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year.
09/02/2014 9:01amU.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales.
09/02/2014 9:11amBlaine County commissioners in central Idaho have approved permits what will allow workers to improve fish passage on a key stream for chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout.
09/02/2014 9:20amDominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
09/02/2014 9:30amWhile Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.
09/02/2014 9:40amThree Massachusetts colleges have sued the state Department of Revenue, claiming the agency unfairly denied them millions of dollars in tax credits for environmental cleanup work done on contaminated properties.
09/02/2014 9:41amDonald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation — Poland — has only sat at the EU table since 2004.
09/02/2014 10:01amBig discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.
09/02/2014 10:10amAdvocacy group Transparency International is criticizing Swiss law as too soft on financial corruption.
09/02/2014 10:10amNetflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.
09/02/2014 10:20amSales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.
09/02/2014 10:40amSelect Income REIT will spend about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in a deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio.
09/02/2014 11:20am1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can choose as gifts.
09/02/2014 11:41amExperts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava continue to lick the air along a volcanic fissure, producing a huge plume of steam and gas.
09/02/2014 12:01pmGoogle is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.
09/02/2014 12:01pmNevada university regents are asking the state for $1.5 million to fill half of a projected $3 million budget deficit at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
09/02/2014 12:02pmFor the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.
09/02/2014 12:11pmA bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday as part of a wider investigation into an illegal practice known as redlining.
09/02/2014 12:21pmThe first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in white bins.
09/02/2014 12:21pmRiding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.
09/02/2014 12:41pmThe Washington Post is ending 80 years of being led by the Graham family with the departure of Publisher Katharine Weymouth.
09/02/2014 12:51pmSchool opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets.
09/02/2014 1:01pmCalifornia regulatory judges issue $1.4B fine against PG&E for deadly 2010 gas line blast .
09/02/2014 1:10pmThe British pound slipped sharply after an opinion poll showed that those advocating Scottish independence from the United Kingdom have gained ground, a little more than two weeks before the vote.
09/02/2014 1:11pmJenny R. Yang has been named as the new chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, becoming the first Asian-American to lead that agency.
09/02/2014 1:11pmNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But the trip also serves as schooling for Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy experience.
09/02/2014 1:20pmSqueezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.
09/02/2014 1:21pmIreland's tax collections are beating targets and have put the country on course to achieve normal deficit levels after six years of austerity, the government announced Tuesday.
09/02/2014 1:31pmThe U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.
09/02/2014 1:31pmCrude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $3.08 -- closing at $92.88 a barrel.
09/02/2014 1:31pmThe September gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1263.70 an ounce -- down $22.10.
09/02/2014 1:51pmThe booming food truck craze has hit college campuses in Louisiana, as schools look to meet the ever-evolving demands of picky students.
09/02/2014 1:51pmGrain futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
09/02/2014 1:51pmA new report Tuesday offered a mixed diagnosis on health care costs in Massachusetts, finding that while total spending continued to grow faster than inflation, the increase stayed well within parameters set by the state.
09/02/2014 2:11pmRepublicans vying to wrest the Kentucky House from Democratic control for the first time in nearly a century promised Tuesday to try to repeal the state's Medicaid expansion and rein in other parts of the federal health care overhaul.
09/02/2014 2:31pmColorado's pot regulators are trying to make sure the state's marijuana growers aren't producing more pot than they can legally sell — a hedge against Colorado-grown pot ending up in states where it's not legal.
09/02/2014 2:31pmHome Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach.
09/02/2014 2:31pmPresident Enrique Pena Nieto announced the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City on Tuesday, saying it will quadruple the capacity of the current one.
09/02/2014 2:31pmU.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as energy companies fall and investors look ahead to central bank meetings later this week.
09/02/2014 2:31pmNorwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector by buying the high-end Prestige Cruises International in a deal valued at about $3 billion, including debt.
09/02/2014 2:41pmMcDonald's said it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain's sales and reputation.
09/02/2014 3:01pmThe state's most high-profile political race this year will soon spill onto Utah televisions.
09/02/2014 3:01pmA man who persuaded a rural Missouri town and the state to invest millions in bonds and incentives for an artificial sweetener plant that never materialized pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges.
09/02/2014 3:11pmA $10 billion investment fund backed by the Russian government that has avoided being targeted by U.S. economic sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine redesigned its website Tuesday and made it more difficult to find names of prominent U.S. and European executives on its international advisory board.
09/02/2014 3:21pmThe Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.
09/02/2014 3:31pmAtlantic City's newest casino — and its biggest, costliest flop — went out with barely a whimper.
09/02/2014 3:31pmChandler Nelson walked into a job interview expecting a few extra credit points, but instead he took the first step toward a career.
09/02/2014 3:41pmMaryland's Developmental Disabilities Administration has not made much progress since last October on verifying that consumers actually received the services they're supposed to get, according to a follow-up review released Tuesday.
09/02/2014 3:51pmDemocratic challenger Paul Davis predicted Tuesday that state aid for Kansas public schools will be cut if Republican Gov. Sam Brownback wins re-election this year, but Davis didn't outline a specific plan to boost education funding.
09/02/2014 3:51pmA snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Monday:
09/02/2014 4:40pmThe plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is the vehicle the Motor City needs to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow the city to survive, one of Detroit's attorneys told the federal judge at the helm of the historic bankruptcy trial, which started Tuesday.
09/02/2014 4:40pm"Guardians of the Galaxy" closed out the summer movie season with a first-place finish.
09/02/2014 4:50pmThe theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet.
09/02/2014 4:51pmAlongside the exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition.
09/02/2014 5:21pmSuperintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is proposing a 6.9 percent budget increase to Idaho's public school funding for 2015, the largest spending increase he's proposed in his nearly eight-year tenure.
09/02/2014 5:40pmSports catering business Centerplate has announced the resignation of its chief executive after video from an elevator security camera posted online shows a man kicking a puppy and yanking its leash.
09/02/2014 6:02pmU.S. Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday released the second of two ads touting his support for renewable energy and over-the-counter birth control pills, calling himself "a new kind of Republican" as he tries to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in a state that has become increasingly reluctant to elect members of the GOP.
09/02/2014 6:11pmA pair of Utah women dedicated to pushing back against the objectification of women say Carl's Jr. has gone too far with its long-running line of TV ads featuring women in bikinis eating the company's burgers in seductive poses.
09/02/2014 6:20pmApple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services.
09/02/2014 6:51pmCalifornia regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood.
09/02/2014 7:10pmTwenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the federal government just 14 years ago.
09/02/2014 7:40pmIn a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service.
09/02/2014 8:30pmAnti-poverty organization ONE is urging leaders of the 20 largest economies to act decisively at an annual summit in November against money laundering, bribery, tax evasion and corruption which it estimates costs the world's poorest countries more than $1 trillion a year.
09/02/2014 8:50pmPresident Nicolas Maduro has replaced the Venezuela's longtime oil minister and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for much-needed reforms to address the country's economic crisis.
09/02/2014 9:11pmHalliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation — if all the pieces fall into place.
09/02/2014 10:00pmAsian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region.
09/02/2014 10:33pmSalt Lake City leaders are in the middle of moving bicycle lanes around on 300 South. As the project becomes reality, the idea of "protected lanes," as they're called, is being both applauded and criticized.
09/02/2014 11:11pmAustralia's prime minister said Wednesday that he will sign a uranium export deal with India for peaceful power generation this week, but added that exports of the nuclear fuel to Russia have been banned until further notice.
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