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Asian stocks rise after US data calms investor nerves

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:21pm

Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China.

Rubio says strength is only way to maintain peace with China

Sergio Bustos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:01pm

The United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio writes in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal.

Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:31pm

Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry.

AP EXCLUSIVE: Chairman promises review of unspent charity

Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:11pm

Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn't been spent.

First Sky View graduating class reunites

Kevin Opsahl, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:10am

In celebrating Sky View High School's first graduating class, an enduring image of its 50-year history was on full display, as current students performed the school's fight song for the Class of 1965.

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:50am

Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.

Japan reports inflation, household spending soften in July

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:21am

The backdrop to the wild drama in financial markets over the past few weeks is a less dramatic but more daunting reality: the deep-seated challenges for sustaining long-term growth, especially for aging economies like Japan's.

Doctor fights charges he misled patients about marijuana

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:51pm

Supporters of an Illinois doctor say a disciplinary case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical marijuana program.

US group urges China to open insurance, securities markets

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:01pm

An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries, saying foreign skills could help develop its volatile stock markets and cope with disasters like the recent chemical explosion in Tianjin.

Caesars gets momentary reprieve in New York lawsuit ruling

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:00pm

Caesars Entertainment Corp. can breathe a bit easier after a New York federal judge denied the company's bondholders a quick judgment in their pursuit for nearly $7 billion they say they're owed.

Jury wants life sentence for man who killed 5 in Denver bar

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:11pm

A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a jury decided Thursday.

Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:11pm

Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.

Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway ad exec about Fogle

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:22pm

A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway's advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.

AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:42pm

The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

University of Kansas, Hall reach agreement over documents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:01pm

The University of Kansas reached a settlement agreement over the release of emails and other documents with a student group looking for ties between an economic research center and brothers Charles and David Koch, the university announced Thursday.

Central Arkansas veteran hospitals decrease some wait times

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:51pm

The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has hired more staff, streamlined services and decreased wait times for several types of medical appointments by as much as 12 days on average.

Washington health insurance rates to go up 4.2 percent

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:51pm

People who buy their health insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder exchange can expect an average 4.2 percent increase in their rates in 2016.

The US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:51pm

The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.

Ruling could ease way for unionizing at fast-food chains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:41pm

It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.