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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.

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:21am

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

GOP candidate Trump to offer plan to overhaul US tax code

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:41am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is promising to offer a plan within a month to overhaul the tax system, calling himself "king of the tax code."

Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:00am

Emboldened by a deal with international creditors to write down part of its debt, Ukraine on Friday asked Russia for lower gas prices for the winter season.

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

Schumer: Binghamton U. to get $20M US funding for high-tech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31am

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says Binghamton University has been chosen to receive $20 million in federal funding to participate in a $100 million initiative to develop high-tech electronic and computer devices.

Greek economic growth in second quarter revised up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31am

Greece's statistics agency says the country's economy grew slightly faster than earlier forecast in the second quarter of the year.

Vegas hot-air balloon business takes flight after fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:20am

Vegas Balloon Rides is taking flight for the first time since routine re-fueling erupted into a fire at the company's office near the Las Vegas Strip, injuring a pilot and destroying three of the company's baskets.

Kapowsin Meats recalls pork from Washington, Oregon, Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:20am

Graham-based Kapowsin Meats is recalling more than 520,000 pounds of pork shipped to Washington, Oregon and Alaska after food inspectors found that it may be contaminated with salmonella.

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 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.