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Chief of Iran Social Security Organization dies in car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:24am

Iran's state TV is reporting that the managing director of the country's social security agency and his deputy have been killed in a car crash in northern Iran.

Judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:03am

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a special counsel indictment against a Russian company accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

Argentine Senate approves austerity budget for IMF deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:36am

Argentine lawmakers approved an austerity budget for 2019 on Thursday, cutting social spending and raising debt payments to meet conditions for expanded financing from the International Monetary Fund.

WWII pilot's remains coming home, set for Arlington burial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:22am

The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off the coast of Croatia during World War II are coming home.

IMF executive board will meet in 'coming weeks' on Venezuela

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:22am

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday its executive board will meet in the "coming weeks" to discuss the failure of the Venezuelan government to provide updated figures on its troubled economy.

UK's May battles to save her Brexit deal and her job

Jill Lawless and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:13am

British Prime Minister Theresa May was battling Thursday to save both her Brexit deal and her job, as ministers quit her government and a growing list of lawmakers demanded her ouster over the divorce agreement struck between Britain and the European Union.

Iowa National Guard soldiers told to return overpaid wages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:00am

Hundreds of Iowa National Guard soldiers have been told they were overpaid after a year-long deployment in the Middle East and must make immediate plans to repay the money.

US average mortgage rates flat to higher; 30-year 4.94 pct.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:46am

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were steady to slightly up this week, at their highest levels in nearly eight years and dampening home sales.

Dollar mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:23am

The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading.

Yellowstone passes 4 million visitors for the year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:19am

Officials at Yellowstone National Park say the park had the third busiest October on record, sending the park over the 4 million-visitation mark for the year.

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:18am

A top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes.

AP Exclusive: Walmart US CEO talks technology, workers

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:01am

When Walmart's Greg Foran took over as CEO of the discounter's U.S. division four years ago, he found messy stores with lots of items that were frequently out of stock. The 57-year-old New Zealand native dove in, making sure shelves were loaded with the most popular products and establishing controls to increase freshness in produce like strawberries.

Markets Right Now: US stocks struggle higher at midday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:48am

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City votes to impose restrictive rules on short-term rentals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:38am

The Washington city council has voted to impose tight limits on Airbnb and other short-term rental companies.

Schwan's Co. sold to South Korean company for $1.8 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:38am

A food distributor with deep roots in Minnesota has been sold to South Korea's largest food company.

US retail sales rose a solid 0.8 percent last month

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:35am

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in October, though the gains were boosted by one-time factors such as hurricane recovery spending and higher gas prices.

Financial Challenges Aside, Women Are Enthusiastic on Retirement, Say "70 is the New 50"

Ameritrade Holding Corporation, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:32am

compared to 59 percent of men who say the same.

US retail sales rose a solid 0.8 percent in October, led by strong sales of autos, appliances

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:32am

US retail sales rose a solid 0.8 percent in October, led by strong sales of autos, appliances.

JC Penney withdraws profit guidance, cuts sales outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:30am

Shares of J.C. Penney plunged before the opening bell after the company withdrew profit guidance and lowered its sales expectations for the year.