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Anadarko and eBay jump while iRobot and AT&T slump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:23pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Facebook is taking a $3 billion charge as a contingency against a possible fine by the Federal Trade Commission

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:11pm

Facebook is taking a $3 billion charge as a contingency against a possible fine by the Federal Trade Commission.

Opponents spar over California vaccine exemption bill

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 1:39pm

Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school.

Illinois governor: 'No concerns' about report of fed probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 1:37pm

Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he has "no concerns at all" about a media report that federal authorities are investigating a property tax break he got by taking toilets out of a Chicago mansion he owns.

Man stuck in sewer rescued after workers heard help calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 1:09pm

Pennsylvania firefighters say a man was stuck in a sewer and rescued after construction workers heard him calling for help from underground.

NRA sues Los Angeles over disclosure law for contractors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 12:43pm

The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the gun rights group.

The Latest: Horses die in Texas fire caused by derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 12:18pm

The Latest on a train derailment in Texas (all times local):

Poll: Americans split on college admissions fairness

Collin Binkley and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 12:04pm

As a sweeping bribery scandal reignites debate over college admissions, a pair of polls reveal that many Americans think the nation's universities place too much emphasis on factors such as wealth, family ties and athletic ability.

Recall: Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 12:04pm

The federal government says a meat company in Georgia has recalled tons of ground beef for possible contamination with E. coli bacteria.

Drug maker to spend $100M expanding Montana facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:55am

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has announced $100 million of new investment in its manufacturing site in Montana.

Indian court lifts ban on Chinese social media app TikTok

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:22am

An Indian court on Wednesday lifted its ban on Chinese social media video-sharing app TikTok on the condition that the platform popular with teenagers would not be used to host obscene videos.

Idaho vacates order forcing landowners into oil leases

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:03am

Idaho officials have vacated an order forcing landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to an energy company following a ruling from a federal judge who found Idaho officials violated the U.S. Constitution.

Conservatives reject move to topple PM Theresa May, for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:59am

British Prime Minister Theresa May's job is safe, for now, after Conservative lawmakers decided against enabling a new challenge to her leadership.

Norfolk Southern railroad hauls in 23% more profit

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:33am

Norfolk Southern Corp. delivered a 23% improvement in its first-quarter profit as the railroad began implementing a comprehensive plan to cut costs and improve productivity.

Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:26am

The owners of New England's largest supermarket chain are projecting around $100 million in losses from the labor strike that ended Easter Sunday.

New Jersey gov: We could be top US sports bet market by 2020

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:20am

New Jersey's quick growth in sports gambling means it could surpass Nevada next year as the top sports betting market in the United States, its governor said Wednesday.

Germany: Dry weather raises fears of forest fires, drought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:17am

Meteorologists in Germany say rain forecast for the next few days is unlikely to provide much relief to parched fields and forests, raising fears of a repeat of last year's drought and serious wildfires.

Parent? Boss? Business owners who hire their teens are both

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:11am

When Susie Carder gave her daughter Amanda a summer job in her business coaching company, the teenager knew office gossip was forbidden. On Amanda's second day, Carder caught her in the break room, complaining — Carder describes it as talking smack — about how little her mother was paying her.

3 things business owners should do when hiring their teens

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:10am

When small business owners hire their teenagers, they should be ready to treat their new staffers like any other employees — and be ready for some additional parent/child friction when problems arise.