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Owners of Seattle electronics recycler charged in fraud case

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:25pm

The owners of a large Northwest electronics recycler are facing a federal conspiracy charge, after investigations found the company lied to customers by having mercury-containing flat-screen monitors shipped overseas instead of disposing of them safely in the U.S.

A look at what's in Amazon's new deal with Virginia

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 5:54pm

Virginia regularly awards grants, tax breaks and other goodies to businesses that move to the state or expand their operations, sometimes even for small projects that produce just a dozen or so jobs.

Powell sees potential threats from global slowdown

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 5:27pm

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is performing well but he's eyeing potential risks ahead.

Canada Goose, Tahoe rise; Macy's, Blue Apron fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:09pm

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The Latest: Acosta case judge to announce decision Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:04pm

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Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:01pm

Snap Inc. has received federal subpoenas related to a class-action lawsuit stemming from its 2017 initial public offering.

Buffett's firm invests in JP Morgan Chase, drops Walmart

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:55pm

Investor Warren Buffett's company picked up nearly 36 million shares of JP Morgan Chase stock in the third quarter and eliminated its stake in Walmart as part of a number of changes in its portfolio.

Uber loss grows in 3Q; company says it's investing in future

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:20pm

Uber's net loss widened by $177 million in the third quarter as the ride-hailing giant continued to invest ahead of a planned initial public stock offering next year.

Incentives to Amazon could top $2.8 billion in NYC

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:12pm

The total value of the incentive package New York is using to lure Amazon could top $2.8 billion.

EU trade chief says hit list of US products being developed

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:00pm

The European Union is preparing a target list of American products it will hit with punitive tariffs if the Trump administration goes through with its threat to impose tariffs on European auto imports, the bloc's trade chief said Wednesday.

PG&E says it contacted resident about shut-off power line

Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:56pm

A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire said it contacted a customer about a power line on her property but that sparks were not part of the discussion.

Key points in the draft EU-UK Brexit deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:54pm

The draft divorce agreement between Britain and the European Union has two parts: a legally binding withdrawal agreement, which runs more than 580 pages, and a looser political declaration on future relations.

Sotheby's: Pearl pendant once belonging to Marie Antoinette sells for record $32 million hammer price at Geneva auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:48pm

Sotheby's: Pearl pendant once belonging to Marie Antoinette sells for record $32 million hammer price at Geneva auction.

The Latest: At least 3 serious injuries in deadly bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:36pm

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Food safety officials stress safe handling of raw turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:09pm

Food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices amid a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey, with Thanksgiving approaching.

After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:44pm

Like white smoke from the Vatican announcing a new pope, the signal from Britain's Cabinet table says: We have a decision.

Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:43pm

The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy Wednesday on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy.

Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:28pm

A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday.

Gold, silver rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:28pm

The November gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1207.90 an ounce -- up $8.70.

Crude rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:26pm

Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 56 cents -- closing at $56.25 a barrel.