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Divided US House committee backs pot decriminalization

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:41am

A divided House panel has endorsed a proposal to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level.

Hedge fund Alden becomes Tribune’s largest shareholder

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:39am

Hedge fund Alden Global Capital is now the largest shareholder of Tribune Publishing, the company that owns the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News.

Report: Info points to improper action by Cooper on pipeline

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:35am

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appears to have “improperly used the authority and influence of his office” to pressure natural gas pipeline builders to agree to a $57.8 million mitigation fund under his control, private investigators reported Wednesday.

Clintons focus on economic inequality at conference

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:31am

Former President Bill Clinton says efforts to increase access to credit and financial assistance in underserved areas can help bridge America’s partisan divide because it addresses a problem that both urban neighborhoods and many small towns are facing.

Update on the latest business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:02am

Stocks are moving lower on Wall Street, led by declines in technology and communications companies.

The Latest: UAW says Fiat Chrysler contracts had integrity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:39am

The Latest on General Motors’ lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler (all times local):

GM sues FCA over union bribes

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:11am

General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union.

General Motors sues Fiat Chrysler, alleging crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing UAW officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:10am

General Motors sues Fiat Chrysler, alleging crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing UAW officials.

Escaping impeachment, Trump to showcase Apple plant in Texas

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:07am

President Donald Trump is getting out of Washington during the House impeachment probe. He’s headed to Texas to tour an Austin plant that produces Apple’s Mac Pro computer.

Police ID suspect in fatal San Francisco area train stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:04am

California authorities have identified a man arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man who apparently tried to stop a robbery on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train.

Lowe's 3Q profit buoyed by strong economy; lifts outlook

Michelle Chapman and Anne D’innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:02am

Lowe's third-quarter profit handily topped Wall Street’s view, thanks in part to the strong economy and sales to contractors. The home-improvement company boosted its full-year adjusted earnings outlook.

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Explore Crowd Funding for Innovators in Newest “Engineering Big Ideas” Video

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:54am

from discovery to design and eventually development.

Iran blames deadly unrest on outsiders, including US

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:51am

As a cold rain fell on a suburb of Iran’s capital on Wednesday, women swallowed by black chadors and men in green military-style jackets walked alongside the flag-draped coffin of a Revolutionary Guard member, one of over 100 people reported to be killed in protests across the country.

Lawmaker: Ohio State should do ‘right thing’ for abused men

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:42am

The speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives says he wants Ohio State University to “do the right thing” for men who say they were sexually abused decades ago by a team doctor while school officials turned a blind eye.

FDA nominee ducks questions on Trump e-cigarette flavor ban

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:34am

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration sidestepped questions Wednesday on the future of a 2-month-old proposal to ban most flavored electronic cigarettes.

Where to look for help with state/local laws, regulations

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:24am

for example, manufacturing facilities that must comply with many Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules — should consider a consultant or attorney with expertise in that area.

Businesses need help with labyrinth of state, local laws

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:20am

When American Rhino, a retailer inside Boston’s Faneuil Hall, expanded to an unused space on the landmark building’s second floor, the company discovered the labyrinth that is local laws and ordinances.

A glance at NATO’s aims for Dec. summit, as tensions simmer

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:05am

NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels Wednesday to make final preparations for an imminent summit of the military alliance’s leaders amid deep political tensions between the allies.

Uber to let users record audio of rides in Brazil, Mexico

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 8:50am

Uber will let passengers and drivers record audio of their rides in an attempt to improve its safety record.