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Illinois Gov. Rauner signs bill sparing 2 nuclear plants

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:41am

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved a plan providing billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants from closing prematurely.

Democratic states wary as Trump embarks on victory tour

Geoff Mulvihill and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:33am

As Donald Trump makes his thank-you tour of states that voted for him, other parts of the country are gearing up to do battle with his administration.

US employers post fewer jobs, though openings stay healthy

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:32am

U.S. employers posted fewer jobs in October than the previous month, but job openings are still at a mostly healthy level that points to steady hiring ahead.

Trian, hungry for more, takes a bigger bite of Wendy's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:31am

Wendy's shares are up almost 4 percent after Trian Fund Management increased its stake in the burger chain.

Money-laundering monitor says Switzerland has work to do

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:31am

Switzerland has achieved "good results" in fighting money laundering and terrorism financing, but should strengthen its compliance controls, boost scrutiny on the use of cash and share information more with foreign authorities, a leading watchdog said Wednesday.

Brooke Shields' gift list sweetens sales for Vermont syrup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:30am

Brooke Shields' gift list is sweetening a Vermont family farm's sale of maple syrup.

Utah governor releases $16B budget plan for upcoming year

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:21am

Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday released a $16 billion budget plan for the upcoming year that tries to stem high turnover among prison guards and corrections workers and pay for 10,000 more students in Utah schools.

Dividend-paying stocks pull US indexes up; drugmakers dive

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:01am

U.S. stocks are moving higher Wednesday, keeping major indexes at record highs. Bond yields are falling, and investors seeking income are buying stocks that pay large dividends, like real estate investment trusts, utilities and phone companies. Health care companies are taking steep losses after President-elect Donald Trump said he wants to reduce drug prices.

Musical celebrating Harold Prince heads to Broadway in 2017

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:01am

A musical celebrating the most decorated Tony Award-winner in history will make its Broadway debut next summer.

German companies pull advertising from US website Breitbart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:01am

Several large German companies, including carmaker BMW, have pulled their ads from U.S.-based news and opinion website Breitbart due to concerns about its content, following a similar move by cereal maker Kellogg's.

The Latest: Rauner signs Exelon nuclear plant legislation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:01am

The Latest on Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signing nuclear plant legislation on Wednesday (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Stocks edge up; Dow, S&P 500 at records

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:01am

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6 ways to keep phone charges low during international travel

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:00am

It's a sure-fire way to dampen the holiday cheers: Spend a week on a dream vacation abroad, then come back to find an additional several hundred dollars on your cellphone bill.

Company delays work on controversial Utah tar sands project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:54am

A Canadian company is delaying the startup of its oil sands mining operation in eastern Utah.

Posters for white supremacist group found at Emerson College

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:54am

Emerson College in Boston is investigating after posters promoting a white supremacist group were found on two campus buildings.

UK steel jobs safe after multinational commits to plants

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:33am

Over 4,000 jobs that were at risk at a steel plant in Port Talbot, Wales, have been secured after unions got a commitment from multinational Tata Steel to keep production there.

Pfizer fined for hiking epilepsy drug price 2,600% in UK

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:28am

British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent.

Nobel economics winner Hart worried about Trump's econ plans

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:20am

Nobel economics prize laureate Oliver Hart says he's not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump's plans for the U.S. economy.

Trump teases State Dept. search, says Romney still in mix

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:20am

Now Person of the Year as well as president-elect, Donald Trump said Wednesday he expects to select his secretary of state next week and former rival Mitt Romney still has a chance to win the post.