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Signs of weak holiday spending send retail stocks lower

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:00pm

Stocks were lower in quiet trading Monday as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday. Retail stocks led the declines as early signals about the strength of the holiday shopping season failed to impress. Investors are focusing on central banks in Europe and the U.S., which are going in different directions on interest rate policy.

McCarthy predicts no gov't shutdown over Planned Parenthood

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:41am

A top House leader predicted Monday that Washington will avoid stumbling into a government shutdown next week over a tea party-backed drive to take away Planned Parenthood's funding.

Utah trooper shot 3 times returning to work with promotion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:41am

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper shot three times earlier this year is returning to work with a promotion.

How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

Justin Pritchard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:31am

New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal.

High court's election-year lineup rich in high-profile cases

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:12am

The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.

Fantasy sports companies weigh leaving US market, for now

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:24am

Yahoo remains active. CBS has quietly withdrawn. And lesser known daily fantasy sports companies are scaling back.

'12 Days of Christmas' items top $34K, up 0.6%

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:22am

Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!

Tax bill sparks brawls in Algeria's parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:21pm

A new finance bill in Algeria is dividing lawmakers so much it has sparked exchanges of insults and brawls on the parliament floor.

Info on 5 million VTech customers and kids exposed in breach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:21pm

Kid's technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers.

NYC's novel salt warning rule set to take effect at chains

Jake Pearson and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:11pm

New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes.

Apple Music adds streaming for wireless Sonos speakers

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:00pm

Apple is adding a missing element to its streaming music service by making it possible for home listeners to send tunes from Apple Music to WiFi-enabled speakers made by Sonos.

UNM announces major marketing campaign aimed at new students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:50am

The University of New Mexico is launching a major marketing campaign in hopes of attracting more students.

Nevada gambling revenue drops to $887.6M in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:20am

Nevada officials say the state's casinos earned less in October than they did a year ago dropping nearly 2.9 percent to $887.6 million for the month.

Ohio seeks flexibility in work rules for those on welfare

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 11:10am

Ohio officials have asked the federal government for more flexibility in the work requirements that some welfare recipients must meet.

IMF adds China's yuan to basket of top currencies

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:51am

The Chinese yuan will join a basket of the world's leading currencies, the International Monetary Fund announced Monday.

Jurors resume deliberations in ex-coal CEO's federal trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:50am

Jurors in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship have deliberated several hours in their first day back since breaking for Thanksgiving.

Fermi 2 restarts after shutdown for refueling, maintenance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:30am

DTE Energy Co. says the reactor at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan has been restarted after being shut down for refueling and maintenance.

Amazon gives drone details, still mum on timeline

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:30am

Amazon is giving new details on its Prime Air drone delivery program. But the timeline is still unclear.

Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 9:30am

Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.