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Report: US, Toyota may reach settlement in probe

03/19/2014 12:10am
The Wall Street Journal is reporting the U.S. Justice Department may reach a $ 1 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp., ending a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems.

Bill Cunningham's 'Facade' photos at NYC museum

03/19/2014 12:11am
Long before Bill Cunningham began photographing street fashion for The New York Times, he created a whimsical photo essay that paired fashion with architecture.

London 'draining life' from rest of UK economy

03/19/2014 12:21am
There's London. And then there's the rest of the U.K.

Harsh reactions to lapses during LA airport attack

03/19/2014 12:50am
Los Angeles International Airport is inexcusably lacking in its capacity to deal with a crisis, local and national government officials said, calling the communication lapses described in a report on last year's deadly airport shooting everything from a "failure" and an "embarrassment."

2 winning tickets...Former nurse fights MN assisted suicide law...Seattle to review chopper pad rules

03/19/2014 12:51am
There are two winning tickets in the estimated $400 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Lottery officials say one ticket purchased in Maryland and one in Florida match all six numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing. The winning numbers are 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51 with a Mega Ball of 7.

Health law concerns for cancer centers

03/19/2014 1:10am
Some of the nation's best cancer hospitals have been left out by insurers selling coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law.

AP-AM Prep-Segue

03/19/2014 1:11am

Ball State prepares to idle its coal-fired boilers

03/19/2014 2:00am
Ball State University officials are preparing to stop burning coal at the campus' steam plant as the school pushes ahead with its partial conversion to geothermal energy.

Border Security Expo showcases high-tech wares

03/19/2014 2:10am
The eighth annual Border Security Expo continues in Phoenix with keynote speeches from top government officials, including U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher.

IMF boss questioned in French corruption probe

03/19/2014 3:00am
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde is being questioned by Paris magistrates investigating a corruption case that also involves the chief executive of French telecoms group Orange.

Small and home-based businesses have special tax concerns

03/19/2014 3:00am
Americans are starting up small and home-based businesses by the millions, but many may be ill prepared when tax time rolls around.

Greek civil service union launches 2-day strike

03/19/2014 3:10am
Greek civil servants, including hospital and teaching staff, have started a two-day strike against austerity measures imposed under the debt-mired country's international bailout commitments.

China trade pact foes occupy Taiwanese legislature

03/19/2014 3:10am
Hundreds of opponents of a trade pact with China demonstrated in and around Taiwan's legislature Wednesday, in the most serious challenge to date to President Ma Ying-jeou's policy of moving the democratic island of 23 million people economically closer to Communist China.

Clashes with militants in Egypt kill 2 troops

03/19/2014 3:20am
Egypt's interior ministry says fierce clashes that erupted after troops raided a makeshift bomb factory outside of Cairo have killed two military officers and five militants.

Royal mint unveils new pound coin

03/19/2014 3:50am
After 30 years of work, the pound coin is ready for a makeover.

French court to rule on rogue trader appeal

03/19/2014 4:10am
The ex-trader who nearly sank one of France's largest banks will find out Wednesday whether he'll have to serve a three-year prison sentence and pay back a staggering 4.9 billion euros ($7 billion) when a court rules on his appeal.

First insurance payments made for missing plane

03/19/2014 4:10am
German insurance company Allianz says it has made initial payments in connection with the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

6 face charges following medical marijuana raids

03/19/2014 4:20am
Six people are facing charges following raids last June on three medical marijuana dispensaries in southern Michigan.

BMW aims for new sales, profit records this year

03/19/2014 4:31am
Germany's luxury carmaker BMW predicts underlying earnings this year will easily outstrip last year's.

Argentine, French leaders to discuss debt in Paris

03/19/2014 4:31am
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is meeting with her French counterpart in Paris and is expected to discuss ways to tackle her country's growing international debt.

Investors eye continued recovery prospects...Fed meeting wrapping up

03/19/2014 4:40am
Investors are hoping Wall Street will continue to recover today following its biggest weekly drop in almost two months. Stocks got a boost yesterday, with the Dow Jones Industrial average gaining 88.97 points, or 0.6 percent, to 16,336.19. The S&P 500 rose 13.42 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,872.25. And the Nasdaq climbed 53.36 points, or 1.3 percent, to 4,333.31. Futures point some gains at this morning's opening.

Malaysia: Files deleted from flight simulator...Malaysia flight insurance payments made...Crimea treaty ruled valid

03/19/2014 5:00am
Malaysia's defense minister says files were recently deleted from the home flight simulator belonging to the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian jetliner. The defense minister says investigators are trying to retrieve the files deleted Feb. 3, but says the pilot is considered innocent until proven guilty of any wrongdoing. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people aboard went missing March 8 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

EU fines producers of key automobile parts

03/19/2014 5:21am
The European Union has fined two EU and four Japanese companies a total of nearly 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) for rigging the market of key components in the car and truck industry at the expense of consumers.

Malaysian shooting relatives lose UK court battle

03/19/2014 5:41am
Britain's appeals court has rejected a bid by Malaysian families for an investigation into the deaths of 24 rubber plantation workers shot by British troops 66 years ago.

FedEx profit up, but misses expectations

03/19/2014 6:10am
FedEx says its profit rose 5 percent from a year ago despite storms that raised the company's costs. But its results were below analysts' expectations.

AP source: US to announce $1.2B settlement with Toyota over its disclosure of safety problems

03/19/2014 6:20am
AP source: US to announce $1.2B settlement with Toyota over its disclosure of safety problems.

US current account deficit falls to 14-year low

03/19/2014 6:41am
Large increases in exports and overseas investment income narrowed the U.S. current account deficit to the lowest level in 14 years in the October-December quarter.

UK's Treasury chief says austerity isn't over

03/19/2014 7:01am
British Treasury chief George Osborne has delivered the bad news that the government's austerity will continue even though the economy is growing faster than predicted.

Europe's telecom tie-ups signal big shakeup

03/19/2014 7:01am
After focusing for years on becoming wireless services, Europe's telecom companies are having a renewed love affair with cables.

Governor wants N.M. to stop collecting union dues

03/19/2014 7:20am
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says contract talks with state employee unions are at an impasse because she wants the state to stop collecting union dues through withdrawals from employees' paychecks.

US stock market looks ready to inch up

03/19/2014 7:20am
U.S. stock futures rose slightly Wednesday, as investors awaited the results of the Federal Reserve's first meeting under its new chair, Janet Yellen.

What annexing Crimea will cost Russia's government

03/19/2014 7:50am
Despite the pebble beaches and cliff-hanging castles that made Crimea famous as a Soviet resort hub, the Black Sea peninsula has long been a corruption-riddled backwater in economic terms. The Kremlin, which decided to take the region from Ukraine after its residents voted in a referendum to join Russia, has begun calculating exactly what it will cost to support Crimea's shambolic economy — which one Russian minister described as "no better than Palestine."

Mental health advocates question Dix plans

03/19/2014 7:51am
Some mental health advocates are questioning the city of Raleigh's plans to turn the old Dorothea Dix psychiatric hospital into a park.

Stocks slip ahead of Fed decision; Oracle falls

03/19/2014 8:01am
Stocks are slightly lower in early trading on Wall Street as traders wait for the latest policy decision from the Federal Reserve.

Toyota: $1.2B settlement is 'major step toward putting this unfortunate chapter behind us'

03/19/2014 8:01am
Toyota: $1.2B settlement is 'major step toward putting this unfortunate chapter behind us'

Settlement announced with Toyota...Biden reassures allies...Investigators hope to restore files from flight simulator

03/19/2014 8:01am
Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota. Under the agreement, Holder says the Japanese automaker will admit that it misled U.S. consumers by making deceptive statements about two safety issues affecting its vehicles. The settlement follows a four-year investigation that focused on whether Toyota was forthright in reporting problems related to unintended acceleration troubles that led to massive recalls.

Joe Oliver named Canada's new finance minister

03/19/2014 8:10am
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named Joe Oliver as finance minister after Jim Flaherty resigned after eight years on the job.

Dollar higher

03/19/2014 8:11am
The U.S. dollar is slightly higher against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Dow Jones Averages

03/19/2014 8:11am

Dow Jones Averages

03/19/2014 8:11am

AP-Nasdaq

03/19/2014 8:11am

EMarketer sees 2014 mobile ad spending at $31.5B

03/19/2014 8:21am
Research firm eMarketer says it expects worldwide spending on mobile advertising to reach $31.5 billion this year, a 75 percent increase from 2013.

IBM's Watson to help sequence cancer DNA

03/19/2014 8:31am
IBM and its Watson cloud computing system are partnering with the New York Genome Center to help it sequence DNA for the treatment of brain cancer.

Stocks mixed...Toyota to pay $1.2B penalty over safety disclosures...Exports grow

03/19/2014 8:31am
Stocks are mixed in early trading on Wall Street as traders wait for the latest policy decision from the Federal Reserve. Technology stocks are seeing some of the biggest declines after software maker Oracle reported weaker earnings and revenue than investors were expecting. The S&P 500 and the Dow started the day lower but have edged into positive territory. The Nasdaq composite is lower.

Judge orders SW Idaho woman to pay taxes

03/19/2014 8:31am
A southwestern Idaho woman authorities say hasn't filed an Idaho income tax return since 1995 has been ordered to file them for four of those missing years.

A sampling of editorials from around New York

03/19/2014 8:31am
The Buffalo News on the state Board of Regents and the state Legislature.

Open

03/19/2014 8:51am
Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Wed.:

US files charge against Toyota, $1.2B penalty...Bin Laden spokesman takes the stand...2 winning tickets in Mega Millions

03/19/2014 9:01am
The government has announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota that Attorney General Eric Holder says is the largest financial penalty of its kind ever imposed on an auto company. It also filed a criminal charge alleging the automaker defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Under a deferred prosecution agreement, an independent monitor will review policies, practices and procedures at the company.

Paylocity climbs in its 1st day on the Nasdaq

03/19/2014 9:01am
Shares of Paylocity are rising in their first day of trading on the Nasdaq.

Media absorbed in made-for-TV mystery

03/19/2014 9:12am
The missing Malaysian plane is a made-for-TV mystery where the public's hunger for the story seems inversely proportional to the amount of solid leads for solving the case.

US files charge against Toyota, $1.2B penalty

03/19/2014 9:21am
The government has announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota that Attorney General Eric Holder says is the largest financial penalty of its kind ever imposed on an auto company.

Missouri governor signs oral chemotherapy bill

03/19/2014 9:41am
Missouri cancer patients soon could find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills.

Reporter: Editor Coulson set up hacking payments

03/19/2014 10:01am
A former News of the World reporter who was jailed for phone hacking has told a British court that the tabloid's editor, Andy Coulson, authorized payments for the illegal eavesdropping.

Stocks waver ahead of Fed decision; Oracle falls

03/19/2014 10:11am
Stocks are little changed in midday trading on Wall Street as traders wait for the latest policy decision from the Federal Reserve.

STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

03/19/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

FAA says Boeing 787's design, manufacture safe

03/19/2014 10:31am
Federal aviation officials say Boeing's design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner is safe despite the many plane's many problems since its rollout.

Cheerios get no lift from GMO switch

03/19/2014 10:31am
Plain old Cheerios are no longer made with genetically modified ingredients, but the switch hasn't yet translated to a boost in sales.

New Mexico seeking to avoid past Tesla mistakes

03/19/2014 10:40am
State officials are hoping to avoid the mistakes of six years ago after Tesla Motors opted not to build an auto manufacturing plant in New Mexico.

Tonawanda Coke fined $12.5 million for polluting

03/19/2014 11:01am
A western New York industrial plant has been fined $12.5 million for illegally releasing the carcinogen benzene into the air and improperly handling hazardous sludge.

Innovation, entrepreneurial attitude make Utah Valley thrive

03/19/2014 11:12am
Rivalries and opinions aside, while examining local commercial real estate markets, I and many of my colleagues have observed a significant amount of activity in Utah County, including particularly impressive activity in the northern part of the county.

Tax incentive plan passes Senate again in revote

03/19/2014 11:21am
An Idaho tax incentive bill is again bound for the governor's desk after sponsors say they've addressed concerns from the attorney general's office.

Wrong March madness for NJ without sports betting

03/19/2014 11:32am
By this time, New Jersey figured it would be raking in the bets on professional and college sports.

Feds: Inside info exchanged on napkins, then eaten

03/19/2014 11:41am
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey charged the managing clerk of a New York City law firm and a Morgan Stanley stockbroker with netting nearly $6 million through an insider trading scheme that involved jotting illicit information down on napkins that were eaten.