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Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.9 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:39am

Idaho's unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 2.9 percent.

Mexican relatives win injunction against Frida Kahlo Barbie

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:09am

Distant relatives of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo have won a temporary injunction that stops sales of a Frida Barbie doll.

Board votes to double tuition at Puerto Rico university

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:07am

A majority of federal control board members voted Friday to more than double tuition at Puerto Rico's largest public university despite heavy criticism the increase will make higher education unaffordable.

Utah's March job growth quickest in the nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:51am

Utah's rate of job growth is top in the nation for March.

Walmart tests new employee dress code at some stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:47am

Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom.

Saudi women spend big on makeup, even if it's just a glimpse

Aya Batrawy and Malak Harb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:39am

Green lipstick, blue lipstick and 40 shades of foundation to choose from are just some of the reasons 18-year-old Shahad al-Qahtani is excited about superstar Rihanna's makeup line debut in Saudi Arabia.

New Jersey governor signs drill ban to thwart Trump plan

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:37am

On the anniversary of the largest marine oil spill in the petroleum industry, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday prohibiting oil and natural gas drilling in state waters, as well as preventing infrastructure like pipelines that could support drilling in more distant federal waters.

Southwest offers apology, compensation to passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:18am

Southwest Airlines has sent a letter of apology and is offering compensation to passengers who were on a flight earlier this week that made an emergency landing following an engine explosion.

Furniture designers explore what it is to be sustainable

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:05am

Designers are confronting what it means to be sustainable at the Milan Furniture Show.

Markets Right Now: Stocks veer broadly lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:03am

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Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:57am

An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users — raising questions about the usefulness of such audits.

Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:54am

Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in years-long, wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly to the victims of Wells Fargo's abuses.

Fairfax bids $300 million for Toys R Us's Canada business

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:53am

Canada's Fairfax Financial Holding has placed a bid of $300 million to buy Toys R Us's Canadian operations in bankruptcy.

Feud erupts between utility, 4 states including Utah, over Colorado River

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:33am

Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river.

Idaho sees job results after attracting firearms industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:27am

Idaho officials say employment in the firearms industry has grown after targeting the sector a decade ago.

Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:23am

Oh sprat!

Correction: School Security-Illinois story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:00am

In a story April 19 about an Illinois bill concerning school resource officers, The Associated Press misstated the name of a poverty advocacy group. It is the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, not the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law. The AP also misspelled the name of one the center's employees. Her name is Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, not Michelle Mbekani-Wiley.

Brexit pushes European dairy giant to make cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:39am

A major European dairy cooperative says that currency swings caused by Brexit are among the reasons it has to cut costs by over 400 million euros ($495 million) over the next three years.

SunTrust warns 1.5 million clients of potential data theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:33am

SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft.

AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

Matthew Pennington and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:29am

Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea.