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The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 12:47pm

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among those being honored by President Donald Trump for their contributions to the arts or the humanities.

New and old drugs may offer new ways to fight heart disease

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:49am

Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Regulators stop sale of Montana mine waste `Bag O’Slag’

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:26am

Environmental regulators have put a halt to a Montana business association’s sale of sandwich bags of mining waste advertised as a “Bag O’Slag.”

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:02am

Stocks are wavering around their recent record high levels on Wall Street as traders wait for new clues about where trade talks between the U.S. and China were headed.

California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:00am

California on Monday sued the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that Juul Labs deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers.

US is softening stance on Israeli settlements in West Bank, disavowing 1978 opinion that they violate international law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:00am

US is softening stance on Israeli settlements in West Bank, disavowing 1978 opinion that they violate international law.

Mexican president defends indigenous pensions plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:57am

Mexico’s president is defending his plan to provide pensions to indigenous people starting at age 65 after being criticized by some in the political opposition.

Liz Weston: 5 financial tasks you should tackle by year-end

Liz Weston Of Nerdwallet, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:53am


Acquire Raises $5.4 Million Seed to Transform the Rules of Customer Engagement

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:49am

enabling businesses to continuously engage with prospects and customers while minimizing resolution time and redundancy.

Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens

Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:45am

President Donald Trump is backing away from the idea of banning most flavored e-cigarettes.

US group says 803 unbelted rear-seat passengers died in 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:28am

More than 800 rear-seat passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in U.S. traffic crashes, and a highway safety group says states aren’t making enough progress in getting people to buckle up.

Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:06am

A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday.

Companies can get govt loans if revenue falls after disaster

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 9:38am

Months after a storm, fire, drought or other disaster has struck, small businesses that have lost revenue due to the devastation may be able to get low-cost government loans.

Tests on Boeing ‘Greenliner’ part of effort to cut emissions

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 9:35am

Abu Dhabi’s flagship carrier, Etihad Airways, said Monday it is launching one of the world’s most fuel-efficient long-haul airplanes, part of a growing industry effort to reduce the environmental and financial costs of flying.

Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 9:20am

Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records to give the Supreme Court time to figure out how to handle the high-stakes dispute.

Trump summons Powell to discuss rates amid WH attacks on Fed

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 9:14am

President Donald Trump summoned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to the White House on Monday to discuss the economy and interest rates — issues on which Trump has repeatedly attacked the Fed.

The Latest: Attorney to appeal post-execution DNA ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 9:10am

The Latest on attempts to test DNA evidence in a murder 13 years after a Tennessee man was executed for the crime (all times local):

S&P 500 hangs close to record as stocks churn

Stan Choe and Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 9:06am

U.S. stock indexes hung close to their record levels in afternoon trading on Monday, as markets wait for the next development in trade talks between the United States and China.

Grains lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 9:02am

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