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Trump choice for Fed could prove to be key friend for banks

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:36pm

President Donald Trump's choice of a key player in his drive to scale back financial rules would likely push to relax regulations on community banks, ease restrictions on some speculative trading and soften annual tests of big banks' health.

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:33pm

A group of Iowa businessmen filed a lawsuit Wednesday against United Airlines over the death of Simon, a giant rabbit whose lifeless body was discovered in a kennel after a flight from London to Chicago.

The Latest: AMA: No valid reason to bar transgender troops

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:23pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military (all times local):

The Latest: Senate rejects proposal for 'Obamacare' repeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:23pm

The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):

Tribes fight trade groups' intervention in pipeline dispute

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:13pm

American Indian tribes fighting in court to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline are objecting to the possible intervention of national energy and manufacturing trade groups in the dispute.

Markets Right Now: Modest gains send stocks to more records

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:13pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Republican effort to repeal Obamacare fails to pass in Senate

Stephen Ohlemacher and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:09pm

Republican senators were looking to go skinny Wednesday as they struggled to repeal key parts of former President Barack Obama's health law.

Invitation: Trump to announce Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:02pm

Wisconsin has won the fight to build the first U.S. assembly plant for electronics giant Foxconn in a project that's expected to result in billions of dollars in investment in the state and create thousands of jobs in the congressional district of U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:56pm

Grain futures were higher Wenesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Latest: Foxconn news brings bipartisan excitement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:56pm

The Latest on electronics giant Foxconn's plans to build manufacturing facilities in the United States (all times local):

Ford recalling 117,000 vehicles for safety defect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:56pm

Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 117,000 vehicles because the bolts in the seat, seat belt or seat belt buckle may fracture.

Idaho GOP gubernatorial candidate unveils new jobs plan

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

Gubernatorial hopeful and Lt. Gov. Brad Little outlined the first details of his economic plan to reduce regulations on Idaho companies and create more job opportunities for Idaho's young workers.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

Grain futures were higher Wenesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

Grain futures were higher Wenesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Gold, silver edge lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

The July gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,249.00 an ounce, down $2.70.

The Latest: Fiat Chrysler says it's a victim in payoff probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:35pm

The Latest on charges against a former Fiat Chrysler executive, who is accused of making payments to a union official (all times local):

Arizona man gets 68 years in Bundy ranching standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:23pm

A Phoenix man has been sentenced to more than 68 years in federal prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014.

At hacker summit, a new focus on preventing brazen attacks

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:22pm

Against a backdrop of cyberattacks that have grown into full-fledged sabotage, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos brought a sobering message Wednesday to hackers and security experts at the Black Hat conference.

Republicans' health care plan protested in Salt Lake City

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:17pm

People opposed to the Senate Republicans' health care plan gathered in downtown Salt Lake City to rally.

Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive charged in union official payoff

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:11pm

A former Fiat Chrysler labor executive was charged Wednesday with giving $1.2 million in various gifts to a United Automobile Workers vice president, his wife and other senior union managers.