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Trump adviser's family donated to Israeli settlement groups

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:11am

U.S. tax records show that President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law co-directs a family foundation that has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Jewish settlement organizations in the West Bank.

US productivity up 3.1 percent in third quarter

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:02am

The productivity of American workers rose in the July-September quarter at the fastest pace in two years while labor costs slowed after a big jump in the spring.

Supreme Court upholds broad power to curb insider trading

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:02am

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the government in a legal clash over the nation's insider trading laws, a victory for prosecutors seeking to curb corruption on Wall Street.

Baltimore arts building shuttered days after Oakland fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:01am

Baltimore officials have shut down an arts building for safety violations and evicted dozens of tenants three days after a fire at a California warehouse-turned artists' enclave killed three dozen people.

Markets Right Now: US stocks waver as crude oil price slumps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:53am

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

US stocks are mixed on Wall Street as oil price slumps

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:30am

Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday. Energy companies slumped as the price of crude oil turned lower after a four-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped after setting a record high close the day before.

Mother sues over baby mix-up at Minneapolis hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:30am

A Minnesota woman filed a lawsuit against a health care provider after her newborn was mistakenly given to another mother at a hospital and breastfed.

Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:11am

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

Polish govt faces criticism for overloading London flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:01am

Poland's ruling party, which lost many leading members in a 2010 plane crash that killed a swath of the country's leadership, is facing criticism for its own chaotic organization of a government flight that initially had too many people on one plane.

Distressed Italian bank seeks investor with $1.1 billion

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:54am

Italy's political crisis spelled new trouble for the country's banks, with the third-largest lender, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, scrambling to secure a new investor and help it remain solvent.

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:54am

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

Virtual sleigh rides, light shows: Mall Santas get makeover

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:42am

Hop on a virtual sleigh ride to the North Pole. Stand on the "Naughty or Nice O'Meter." Snap a selfie and see your face on a dancing elf. The Santa experience has gotten a makeover as many malls install shows and games they hope will lure shoppers who are buying more online.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:41am

Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Delta flight returns to Dayton airport after engine issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

Delta Air Lines says a flight bound for Atlanta made a quick return to a southwest Ohio airport because of a possible engine issue.

US factory orders up 2.7 percent in October

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

Orders to U.S. factories rose in October by the largest amount in 16 months but a key category that tracks business investment posted an anemic gain.

Ask Brianna: How can my partner and I meld our money habits?

Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

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The Latest: NTSB head says sleep apnea had train crash role

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:31am

The Latest on a hearing into the cause of a 2014 train collision in northern Arkansas that killed two Union Pacific employees (all times local):

Air Force vet and service dog are a hit at Texas Lowe's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:31am

Some customers at a Lowe's store in Texas are getting tag-team assistance from a military veteran and his service dog after both were hired to work at the store.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 92, appeals for calm amid economic crisis

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:23am

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has appealed for calm as his government battles to contain a debilitating economic crisis.