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Builder sues over $2.2 billion San Francisco transit center

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:24pm

The general contractor that managed construction of San Francisco's troubled $2.2 billion transit terminal is suing the agency in charge of the project alleging faulty design and mismanagement.

After UPS contract vote, Teamsters drivers feel betrayed

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:24pm

Tens of thousands of Teamsters members earlier this month rejected a five-year contract agreement with United Parcel Service, unhappy with a proposal to create a new class of drivers with lower pay.

Man gets 40 years for plotting bombs in Target stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:51pm

A Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for planning to place bombs on the shelves of Target stores in an attempt to drive the company's stock price down.

PulteGroup, IBM and Fiat Chrysler fall while Netflix climbs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:36pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

Lawmakers summon Kia and Hyundai CEOs over car fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:22pm

A Senate committee is asking the CEOs of auto makers Kia and Hyundai to testify next month about fire risk in their vehicles.

Warring staffers? Some strategies for restoring the peace

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:10pm

When staffers at a small business can't get along, many owners find that telling them "cut it out" doesn't necessarily work.

Gold, silver slip

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:03pm

The October gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,223.70 an ounce -- down $3.60.

Retired Marine receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam actions

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:46pm

President Donald Trump on Wednesday presented the nation's highest military honor to an 80-year-old retired Marine sergeant major for valorous action in Vietnam five decades ago.

Email: Political appointee tapped to lead Interior watchdog

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:39pm

The Trump administration is moving to reassign a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to lead an internal watchdog agency at the Interior Department.

Pritzker pumps $146M of his cash into Illinois governor bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:23pm

Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker is showing no reluctance about pouring his own money into his quest to defeat multimillionaire Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner in the race for Illinois governor.

Reward offered for information in attack on trucker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:18pm

A trucker from Missouri who was beaten at an Idaho truck stop last month is still recovering from his injuries, and his employer has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his attacker.

Company owners need to step in when staffers can't get along

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:09pm

When four of Zach Hendrix's staffers couldn't get along or even speak to one another, he tried talking, cajoling and negotiating with them. But nothing worked.

You've won the Mega Millions jackpot. Now what?

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:03pm

Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving most of us disappointed but some lucky winner beset by a host of questions.

Dems shift line of attack, warning of GOP threat to Medicare

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:39pm

With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal deficits, Democrats are warning that Republicans will seek cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to balance budgets if they keep control of Congress in the November election.

Beaches closed on the French Riviera due to oil pellets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:37pm

France's Ecology Ministry says pellets of oil have reached Mediterranean beaches near Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera ten days after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica.

FBI: Sotheby's defrauded of $5 million in auction scheme

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:29pm

A fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida stole an elderly woman's identity and used it to bid millions of dollars on famous paintings and defraud the renowned Sotheby's auction house, federal prosecutors allege in court filings.

Fed officials discussed hiking rates to 'restrictive' level

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:02pm

Federal Reserve officials last month debated how high they should raise interest rates to achieve their economic goals, with some arguing that they might need to lift rates to a level that would modestly restrain growth.

Turkmenistan opens $3.4 billion chemical plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:29am

The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has opened a chemical plant that cost $3.4 billion to build, its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy.

Trump calls O'Rourke 'a flake' after his 'Lyin' Ted' remark

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:18am

President Donald Trump is calling Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke names ahead of a trip to Texas to stump for O'Rourke's Republican opponent, incumbent Ted Cruz.

Trump ask Cabinet to cut next year's budgets by 5 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:14am

Dubbing it the "nickel plan," President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he's asking every Cabinet secretary to cut their next-year's budgets by 5 percent.