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Judge nixes settlement in Goldman Sachs shareholder suit

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:11pm

A Delaware judge has refused to approve a proposed settlement in a shareholder lawsuit alleging that Goldman Sachs directors excessively compensated themselves over several years and improperly issued stock-based incentive awards.

EPA proposes scaling back cleanup of Portland Harbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:01pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to scale back the scope and cost of a planned $1 billion cleanup of a 10-mile (16-kilometer) stretch of Oregon's Willamette River as it winds through Portland's industrial area.

Yahoo to pay $50M, other costs for massive security breach

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:06pm

Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history.

San Antonio to get Okin BPS headquarters, 1,400 new jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:15am

San Antonio will be the new U.S. headquarters for a European company that provides business processing services, bringing more than 1,400 jobs to the city.

Americans who don't have a bank account at lowest level ever

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:43am

The number of Americans who do not have a bank account fell to a record low last year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday, a sign that the economic fortunes of the country's most vulnerable people continues to improve.

New Puerto Rico fiscal plan OK'd; governor says too austere

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:26am

A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances approved a five-year fiscal plan on Tuesday, but the government immediately said it would challenge the decision and the board itself.

Trump taps ex-Monsanto executive to lead wildlife agency

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:11am

President Donald Trump says he is nominating a former executive at agribusiness giant Monsanto to head the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Puerto Ricans fight for insurance money a year after Maria

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:09am

Thousands of Puerto Ricans have been forced to drain their savings, close their businesses, or resign themselves to living with structural damage as they fight insurance companies over millions of dollars' worth of claims that have gone unanswered or unpaid more than a year after Hurricane Maria.

Syria wheat production hits lowest level in 29 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:52am

The U.N. food agency says extreme weather in Syria has caused domestic agricultural production to hit its lowest point in three decades.

First sign language Starbucks opens in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:50am

Coffee drinkers in the nation's capital can now order that tall pumpkin spice iced skim latte in sign language.

Grains mostly lower, Livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:21am

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

The Latest: University of California workers start strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:59am

The Latest on a strike by thousands of University of California workers(all times local):

Mnuchin announces sanctions against 9 individuals

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:46am

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Tuesday that the United States and six other Middle East countries are taking action to expose and disrupt terrorist activities being conducted by the Taliban and Iran to undermine the government of Afghanistan.

Morocco: Speed cited as cause of derailment, driver detained

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:29am

A royal prosecutor in Morocco says excessive speed caused the fatal derailment of a passenger train last week and he put the blame on the shuttle's driver.

Pilot Flying J ex-pres wants Christmas at home before prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:29am

The former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer wants to spend the winter holidays at home before reporting to prison for his role in a scheme to defraud trucking companies.

FranklinCovey Launches Digital Series, FranklinCovey On Leadership with Scott Miller

Franklin Covey Co., Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:24am

which is also available as a podcast — a blog post and downloadable digital learning tool.

The Latest: Indiana AG's lawyers praise no charges decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:13am

The Latest on an investigation into allegations of groping made against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (all times local):

Saudi crown prince makes brief appearance at high-profile investment conference in Riyadh, no remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:13am

Saudi crown prince makes brief appearance at high-profile investment conference in Riyadh, no remarks.

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Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:13am

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