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Chipotle co-CEO: Half of restaurants have poor service

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:11pm

Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells said that half of the burrito chain's more than 2,100 restaurants have less-than-excellent customer service and that the company is now training employees to clean dirty napkins off tables, make sure the soda fountain is organized and keep the glass on its front doors free of fingerprints.

Bullying, harassment reported at federal lab in Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:11pm

A congresswoman says an investigation into falsified data at a federal laboratory in Colorado also uncovered alleged workplace harassment.

Democrats: McConnell fix for miners' health care inadequate

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:11pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has found a way to protect health care benefits for thousands of retired coal miners whose benefits are set to expire at the end of the year.

Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:00pm

Mine officials say it's likely that several thousand migrating snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of an old open pit mine in Montana last week.

Maker of duck boat in Seattle crash to pay up to $1 million

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:00pm

The Missouri company that manufactured a duck boat involved in a deadly crash in Seattle last year has agreed to pay up to $1 million in civil penalties under a consent order, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday.

Phone and bank stocks push indexes higher; Dow at record

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:51pm

Stocks posted slight gains on Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to another record, helped by shares of telecommunications companies such as Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.

Chipotle, Michaels slump; Francesca's Holdings soars

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:51pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:42pm

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.

Q&A: A look at Trump's call to cancel new Air Force One

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:41pm

President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging models that shuttle the president around the world. He cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!"

Forum: Congress must help Hawaii fishermen confined to boats

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:41pm

Congress should act immediately to improve slave-like conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's commercial fleet, speakers at a congressional forum said Tuesday.

The Latest: Union Pacific to examine board's crash findings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:31pm

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):

Parton, Christmas tree lighting, Cowboys give NBC big week

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:31pm

With the help of Dolly Parton, an iconic Christmas tree lighting, "The Voice" and the Dallas Cowboys, NBC enjoyed one of its best weeks in television ratings in years.

NBC to air some live commercials during 'Hairspray'

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:31pm

It's not just the musical "Hairspray" that will air live on NBC Wednesday night. So will a handful of the show's commercials.

Pipeline opponents ride out storm in shelters, casino

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:26pm

Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they're committed to maintaining the camp through the winter.

EU's Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on Britain

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:24pm

Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all.

Spokesman: Coalition accidentally bombed Yemen hospital

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:21pm

An internal investigation committee said on Tuesday that the Saudi-led military coalition accidentally bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen, which killed 19 people and forced the international group to pull out from northern Yemen.

Poll: Racial vulnerability linked to youth vote choice

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:15pm

Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month's election.

Markets Right Now: Dow, Russell at new highs as stocks gain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:12pm

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

NYC touts UN benefits in new report

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:11pm

The New York mayor's office is touting the benefits of hosting the United Nations headquarters with a new report examining the world body's economic impact on the city.