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Christie nixes bill to raise New Jersey minimum wage to $15

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:50am

Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday shot down an attempt to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in the next year and to at least $15 over the next five.

French economy chief Macron, eyeing presidential bid, quits

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:50am

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, an outspoken former investment banker who has encouraged startups and more labor flexibility, has quit the socialist government amid speculation that he is considering a presidential bid.

The Latest: FBI expected to release Clinton documents soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:50am

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Why Ireland doesn't want to take billions from Apple

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:31am

In normal circumstances, a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) cash award would make any country ecstatic. But Ireland is no ordinary country when it comes to tax law — and its government insists it doesn't want the colossal windfall.

The Latest: Sanders applauds EU ruling to make Apple pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:30am

The Latest on the European Union's decision that Apple must pay billions in back taxes (all times local):

French official: Business-friendly Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron resigns ahead of possible presidential bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:21am

French official: Business-friendly Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron resigns ahead of possible presidential bid.

Ask Brianna: Should I ask for more money at my first job?

Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:20am

all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com.

Comey: FBI wants 'adult conversation' on device encryption

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:20am

FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an "adult conversation" next year.

Iowa at center of debate over 'shadow insurance' deals

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:10am

For cash-strapped life insurance companies, the deal sounds almost too good to be true: A state law allows them to create complex financial instruments to transfer liabilities to new subsidiaries, instantly wiping huge debts off their books.

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EU orders Apple to pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

John-Thor Dahlburg and Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:07am

Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant had paid next to no tax across the bloc's 28 countries for over 11 years.

Shop sells shirts to raise $40K for fallen officer's family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:53am

A Tennessee sporting goods store has raised $40,000 by selling thousands of T-shirts to benefit the family of a fallen police officer.

US consumer confidence in August highest in 11 months

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:52am

U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level in 11 months, suggesting economic growth could pick up in the second half of the year.

The Latest: Bodies found in small plane pulled from La. lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:51am

The Latest on New Orleans plane crash (all times local):

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:42am

Grain futures were lower Tuesonday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:41am

Grain futures were lower Tuesonday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Brazil's Rousseff defends self ahead of Senate's ouster vote

Mauricio Savarese and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:41am

On what could prove to be her last day as Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defense of her time leading Latin America's most populous nation, warning senators that ousting her would hurt a young democracy while defiantly promising to go down fighting in what many see as a losing battle.

High-rise tower being built in Abu Dhabi catches fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:30am

A high-rise building under construction in Abu Dhabi caught fire on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of the structure and a nearby luxury hotel, the latest in a series of tower blazes to hit the United Arab Emirates.

US stocks are mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:21am

U.S. stocks were slightly lower in early trading Tuesday in what looks to be another quiet day as the summer comes to an end. Hershey plunged after the company walked away from a merger proposal, and Apple slipped after the company was hit with a large tax bill in Europe.

Clarification: Fox News-Sexual Harassment story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:20am

In a story Aug. 29, The Associated Press reported that former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros was removed from the air a few weeks ago. She has been off the air since the end of April.

High court dismisses ex-Miss Utah's case against Provo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:15am

The Utah Supreme Court is dismissing a lawsuit from a former Miss Utah who says she was wrongly arrested on bogus allegations that she stole from the skin-care company Nu Skin.