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Connecticut students hit by shutdown can seek tuition relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:18pm

The leader of Connecticut's state college and university system has directed schools to suspend tuition payments for students impacted by the federal shutdown.

Muhammad Ali's name to go on airport in Kentucky hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:41pm

Muhammad Ali's Kentucky hometown will honor the late boxer by renaming its airport for him.

3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:04pm

More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself.

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, dies at 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:57pm

John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founded Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the company said. He was 89.

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group and pioneer of index mutual funds, dies at age 89, Vanguard says.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:52pm

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group and pioneer of index mutual funds, dies at age 89, Vanguard says.

Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelines

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:48pm

Fuel thieves in Mexico have grown so bold they are drilling illegal taps under warehouses in big cities and siphoning off the entire contents of pipelines, Mexico's president said Wednesday.

CSX delivers quarterly profit in line with Wall Street views

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:39pm

CSX Corp. delivered a fourth-quarter profit of $843 million, which was lower than last year when tax reforms were approved but in line with Wall Street expectations.

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:32pm

Delta Air Lines can't get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren't being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS.

Report: US investigating whether Huawei stole trade secrets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:27pm

The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei stole trade secrets from U.S. companies.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says politicians must "put self-interest aside" and reach consensus on Brexit plan.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:10pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May says politicians must "put self-interest aside" and reach consensus on Brexit plan.

Watchdog: GSA ignored emoluments in OKing Trump hotel lease

Stephen Braun and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:51pm

The General Services Administration improperly "ignored" the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it green-lit President Donald Trump's management of his Washington, D.C., hotel after his 2016 election, the agency's inspector general said Wednesday.

US lawmaker opposes drilling permit work during shutdown

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:47pm

The oil and gas industry should not be spared the pain of the partial government shutdown, according to the chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.

Goldman Sachs and Bank of America jump while Snap sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:43pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Gold, silver higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:13pm

The January gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,291.60 an ounce -- up $5.40.

Train stuck on tracks disrupts service to Atlanta airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:25pm

An Atlanta commuter train stuck on the tracks has disrupted service to and from the world's busiest airport.

Study: Top US firms are diversifying their boards faster

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:09pm

America's largest companies added women and minorities to their boards of directors at a faster pace over the past two years, a period when sexual harassment scandals thrust workplace equality into the spotlight, a study shows.

Court orders Italian govt to publicize cellphone risks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:50pm

A consumers' group says an Italian tribunal has ordered a public information campaign about the possible health risks of cellular and cordless phones.

Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:23pm

from an article that originally appeared on the personal finance web site NerdWallet — reported erroneously that mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs would be affected by the shutdown. The VA says that operations are not affected by the shutdown.

The Latest: New wrongful death lawsuit filed against doctor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:19pm

The Latest on wrongful death lawsuits filed against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medicine to near-death hospital patients (all times local):