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Officials: Power to be restored by early November

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:00pm

Electric utility providers in the Florida Panhandle say they're hoping to have nearly all power restored to customers whose homes are equipped to receive it by early November. That's roughly a month after the area was hit by Hurricane Michael.

Disney animation and Pixar president Ed Catmull to retire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:14pm

Ed Catmull, the president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios since 2006, is retiring next year. The Walt Disney Company says Tuesday that the 73-year-old Pixar co-founder will remain in an advisory role through July 2019.

Hobby Lobby plans to buy shuttered Oklahoma college campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:10pm

Hobby Lobby plans to purchase the shuttered campus of what was the only Roman Catholic university in Oklahoma.

The Latest: Monsanto weed killer legal battle to last years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:38pm

The Latest on Monsanto ruling (all times local):

Family behind drug company sued over toll of opioids

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:50pm

and it's likely to be sued by hundreds more.

County surrounding Houston blocks robot brothel opening

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:53pm

A Southeast Texas county has followed the lead of Houston, its county seat, and changed regulations to essentially stop a so-called robot brothel from opening.

Caterpillar, 3M and Paccar tumble while McDonald's rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:51pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Target offers two-day shipping with no minimums for holiday

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:42pm

Target will be offering for the first time two-day shipping with no minimum purchase this holiday, raising the stakes in the delivery wars during the busiest shopping season of the year.

SEC settles fraud allegations against the 'Frack Master'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:41pm

Federal officials say a man who called himself the oil and gas "Frack Master" on cable television has agreed to serve 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud and tax charges.

Blaze guts apartment project amid Oakland housing struggles

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:36pm

A massive fire on Tuesday engulfed an Oakland apartment complex under construction and destroyed four buildings in the latest of a series of blazes at large residential buildings in a city struggling with a housing shortage. A firefighter also suffered a leg injury but the extent of the injury was not known.

Trump signs water projects bill; 1 aimed at Fla. toxic algae

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:34pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging bill to improve the nation's water infrastructure, including a Florida project intended to reduce toxic algae blooms that have devastated coastal marine life and emptied beaches.

Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:58pm

Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission.

So-called 'Frack Master' pleads guilty in Dallas to fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:36pm

A Dallas businessman who dubbed himself the "Frack Master" and went on TV to discuss oil and gas has pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion charges in what regulators called an $80 million scam.

Facebook beyond Facebook? Instagram, Messenger step up

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:13pm

When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, it seemed like a big gamble for an unproven little app. Six years later, that little app — along with Messenger and WhatsApp — are serving as Facebook's safety net for a future that could find its flagship service on the sidelines.

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 percentage 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.