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Eurozone bailout fund releases money for ailing Greek bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 3:40am

Europe's eurozone bailout institution has approved a 2.72 billion euro ($2.88 billion) disbursement to recapitalize Greece's ailing Piraeus Bank.

Monsanto pledges to be carbon neutral by 2021

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:51am

Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, in part by working with farmers who use its products to help them reduce carbon emissions, the company's CEO told The Associated Press.

Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip

Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:40am

The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.

Turkey: Russia in IS oil trade claim to cover-up violation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:00am

Turkey's prime minister has accused Russia of trying to "cover up" its infringement of Turkey's airspace with "unfounded" claims that Turkey is illegally importing oil from the Islamic State group in Syria.

Cybersecurity bills would add secrecy to public records laws

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 1:31am

A proposed law meant to encourage companies to share information about cyberthreats with the U.S. government includes measures that could significantly limit what details, if any, the public can review about the program through federal and state public records laws.

Utah trooper shot 4 times returning to work with promotion

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:43pm

A UHP trooper shot four times during a traditionally uneventful overtime shift has returned to duty after three months. Paul Kotter says his bullet-proof vest saved his life.

German unemployment remains steady in November at 6 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 4:30am

Germany's unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in November, as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy remained strong.

Georgia arrests 4 for suspected Islamic State ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 4:10am

Georgian security services have announced the arrest of four men suspected of having ties to the Islamic State group.

UK panel: Heathrow plans must address air quality issues

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 4:01am

Britain's government should not give the go-ahead for the expansion of Heathrow airport until its officials can show they will comply with air quality, noise and other environmental concerns, a parliamentary committee report said Tuesday.

Eurozone unemployment rate falls to near 4-year low

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 4:00am

Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone economy has fallen to its lowest level in nearly four years, official figures showed Tuesday, in another positive sign for an economic region that has struggled to get people back to work for years.

Samsung replaces mobile chief as smartphone lead dwindles

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 3:30am

The Samsung conglomerate appointed a new mobile president at its flagship Samsung Electronics for the first time in six years after growth stalled at the world's largest smartphone maker.

Britain's major banks pass stress tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 3:20am

The Bank of England says the country's seven biggest lenders have passed stress tests designed to see if they can withstand a slump in the global economy.

South Bend students train to be firefighters

Kim Kilbride, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 3:10am

A group of recruits at the Luther J. Taylor Sr. Fire Safety Training Center is challenged to dress in 65 pounds of gear in less than two minutes.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:40am

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. The Nevada Gaming Control Board released statistics that show revenue from gambling dropped more than 5 percent on the Las Vegas Strip to $493.6 million. Nevada officials say state taxes collected on gambling revenue dropped 22 percent to $52.3 million.

RV industry completes turnaround after stalling in recession

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 1:51am

After a long, bumpy ride, production of RVs has just about returned to where it was before the Great Recession.

Man City: Chinese consortium investing $400m to gain 13 percent stake in City Football Group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 1:40am

Man City: Chinese consortium investing $400m to gain 13 percent stake in City Football Group .

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 1:30am

Officials with Idaho's solar energy industry are encouraging lawmakers to include solar projects in a production tax currently granted to other forms of renewable energy developers. A legislative interim panel heard input on possible legislation for the 2016 Idaho Legislature. The proposed legislation would subject solar energy developers to a 3 percent tax on the production of electricity rather than pay property taxes.

Report: BMW CEO sees point when updating diesel uneconomic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 1:10am

BMW's CEO says that at some future point it will no longer make economic sense to keep adapting diesel engines to ever-tougher rules, but he isn't saying when.

Jurors deliberate 7th day in ex-coal CEO Blankenship trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 1:10am

Jurors are returning for their seventh full day of deliberations in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.