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New York City's transit agency unveils $836M subway plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:13pm

The head of New York City's transit agency has unveiled an $836 million plan to stabilize the beleaguered subway system, promising that riders will see progress within the next year.

Celgene Corp. to pay $280M to settle cancer drug fraud suit

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:00pm

A New Jersey pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging it committed fraud by promoting a drug for leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

Prosecutors: Some bribes in oligarch case earmarked for US

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:59pm

A new U.S. court filing in an international bribery case against a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch with ties to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager suggests for the first time that some bribe money was earmarked for individuals in the United States.

Fired Fox News executive proclaims innocence in lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:59pm

A Fox News Channel executive fired because of a sexual harassment case proclaimed his innocence in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that said he was tricked into signing an agreement to keep quiet about the case.

Colbert's shows from Russia are winners for CBS

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:59pm

Russia may represent bad news for President Donald Trump. But not for his late-night nemesis, Stephen Colbert.

Brazil prosecutors triple budget for corruption probe

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:51pm

Brazil's Attorney General's office announced on Tuesday that it has tripled its 2018 budget for the investigation into a sprawling corruption scandal that has engulfed political and business leaders across Latin America.

Republicans Collins, Murkowski oppose GOP health vote

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:41pm

Two Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — broke with their party and opposed the Senate vote to move ahead on a health care overhaul.

Republicans move to repeal financial rule opposed by banks

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:41pm

Targeting government regulations, the Republican-led House on Tuesday voted to nullify a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute.

Trump weighs replacing Fed Chair Yellen with ex-Goldman exec

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:21pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's considering either re-nominating Janet Yellen for a second term as Fed chair or replacing her with someone else, possibly Gary Cohn, who leads his National Economic Council.

Defense: Case against Chinese billionaire is 'a big zero'

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:11pm

A prosecutor on Tuesday urged a jury to convict a Chinese billionaire of bribing two United Nations ambassadors so he could build a U.N. facility in China that would be as big as the one in New York, but a defense attorney dismissed the case as "a big zero."

Utah consumer confidence high in July

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:09pm

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index for July held steady this month, declining 1.0 point to register at 114.2. Consumer confidence in Utah has remained above 110 since last July. The national Consumer Confidence Index registered at 121.1.

EPA chief pledges to streamline Superfund pollution cleanups

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:01pm

President Donald Trump's environmental chief issued a list of directives on Tuesday he says will revitalize the federal program that cleans up hazardous waste sites.

The Latest: Truck passed checkpoint 2 hours before discovery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:53pm

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio (all times local):

AT&T tops Wall Street's profit, revenue forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:50pm

Shares of AT&T Inc. rose Tuesday after the company's second-quarter profit and revenue beat industry analysts' projections.

The Latest: Republicans back repeal of financial rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:30pm

The Latest on Republican efforts to repeal a banking regulation that would let consumers participate in class-action lawsuits. (all times local):

How major US stock market indexes fared on Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:59pm

U.S. stock indexes returned to records Tuesday, as corporate profits continue to come in better than analysts expected.

Celgene Corp. to pay $280 million to settle lawsuit alleging it promoted cancer drugs for unapproved uses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:59pm

Celgene Corp. to pay $280 million to settle lawsuit alleging it promoted cancer drugs for unapproved uses.

Nielsen's top programs for July 17-23

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:59pm

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:51pm

U.S. stock indexes returned to records Tuesday as corporate profits continue to come in better than analysts expected.

IRS sees big drop in identity theft, stolen tax refunds

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:32pm

The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of identity theft victims after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight the problem, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday.