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US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:25pm

Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.

US rig count remains at 1,057; Texas gains 3 rigs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:12pm

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. held steady at 1,057 this week.

Weapons found after WWII enthusiast stopped at LA airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:54am

Two guns were found inside a pickup truck after a driver was stopped at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport, but police say the man was released without charges.

Nigeria construction site collapses, trapping several people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:53am

Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja.

Trump at Hamptons fundraiser hosted by hot dog magnate

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:51am

President Donald Trump flew into the Hamptons on Friday for a closed-door fundraiser hosted by one of his closest friends who is chairman of the iconic Nathan's Famous hot dog business.

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:50am

Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval.

New England shrimp population still looks bad amid shutdown

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:50am

A new analysis of New England's shrimp population doesn't bode well for the future of the long-shuttered fishery for the crustaceans.

Plant owner agrees to plead guilty after immigration raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:38am

The owner of a Tennessee meatpacking plant where a federal immigration raid took more than 90 people into custody has agreed to plead guilty to employing unauthorized immigrants.

Judge denies bid to block Squaw Valley ski resort project

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:27am

Environmentalists have lost their latest legal bid to block a major redevelopment project at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Utah jobless rate rises; economy adds 57,100 jobs over year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:05am

Utah's unemployment rate is up slightly.

US Steel to invest $750M in Gary Works plant in Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:03am

U.S. Steel plans to spend at least $750 million to upgrade a century-old steel mill along northwestern Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline.

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:32am

The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.

In a comeback season for Hollywood, a summer without bombs

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:13am

Have you noticed something oddly tranquil about this summer movie season? For the first time in recent memory, there hasn't been one major bomb.

Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:04am

The Turkish currency fell again on Friday, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions on the NATO country.

Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:03am

President Donald Trump is calling on federal regulators to consider scrapping the requirement for public companies to report quarterly results, after business executives told him twice-yearly reports would make better economic sense.

AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:29am

For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill.

The Latest: Manafort jury sends note asking to leave early

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:11am

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Industrials, health care companies help US stocks higher

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:11am

U.S. stocks are slightly higher Friday afternoon as strong sales from Deere help industrial companies and a dip in bond yields sends high-dividend companies upward. Health care companies are up but chipmakers are sliding. Tesla is falling further on reports of a wider government investigation into the company and concerns about CEO Elon Musk's health.

Tesla shares drop 6 percent after reports of widening SEC probe and amid questions of CEO Musk's ability to run company

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:48am

Tesla shares drop 6 percent after reports of widening SEC probe and amid questions of CEO Musk's ability to run company .

Markets Right Now: Stocks shake off early loss, turn higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:43am

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