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Idaho vacates order forcing landowners into oil leases

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:03am

Idaho officials have vacated an order forcing landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to an energy company following a ruling from a federal judge who found Idaho officials violated the U.S. Constitution.

Norfolk Southern railroad hauls in 23% more profit

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:33am

Norfolk Southern Corp. delivered a 23% improvement in its first-quarter profit as the railroad began implementing a comprehensive plan to cut costs and improve productivity.

Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:26am

The owners of New England's largest supermarket chain are projecting around $100 million in losses from the labor strike that ended Easter Sunday.

New Jersey gov: We could be top US sports bet market by 2020

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:20am

New Jersey's governor says his state could be the top sports betting market in the nation as soon as next year.

Germany: Dry weather raises fears of forest fires, drought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:17am

Meteorologists in Germany say rain forecast for the next few days is unlikely to provide much relief to parched fields and forests, raising fears of a repeat of last year's drought and serious wildfires.

Parent? Boss? Business owners who hire their teens are both

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:11am

When Susie Carder gave her daughter Amanda a summer job in her business coaching company, the teenager knew office gossip was forbidden. On Amanda's second day, Carder caught her in the break room, complaining — Carder describes it as talking smack — about how little her mother was paying her.

3 things business owners should do when hiring their teens

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:10am

When small business owners hire their teenagers, they should be ready to treat their new staffers like any other employees — and be ready for some additional parent/child friction when problems arise.

AT&T shares slump as more TV customers leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:53am

Shares of AT&T slid Wednesday as the wireless and entertainment company reported that its TV customer losses continued in the first quarter.

Ghana drone service to deliver medical supplies on demand

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:24am

A new drone service in Ghana will be capable of carrying medical supplies to remote corners of the West African country.

Caterpillar 1Q beats forecasts as revenue grows 5%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:23am

Increased demand for construction equipment in North America helped push Caterpillar's revenue 5% higher and the company beat forecasts.

Foxconn says it's looking for 'flexibility' with Wisconsin

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:19am

Foxconn Technology Group insists it remains committed to a $10 billion project in Wisconsin that employs up to 13,000 people, while saying it is also looking for "flexibility" in the deal struck with much fanfare in 2017 and heralded by President Donald Trump as the "eighth wonder of the world."

Federal appeals court overturns Idaho wolf-killing ruling

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:15am

A federal appeals court has overturned a U.S. District Court's dismissal of a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging a federal agency's killing of wolves in Idaho.

Grains, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:56am

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Stocks move sideways on Wall Street after record-setting day

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:37am

U.S. stocks followed a record-setting day with more subdued trading Wednesday as investors continue digesting a steady flow of corporate earnings and a potential break in the trade war between the U.S. and China.

Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:37am

A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies, according to federal prosecutors.

How to break up with your bank

Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:33am

you grow apart, your partner gets to be too much for you, or worse — they do you wrong. Don't stay in a bad one just because it's easier than calling it quits: it's time to break up with your bank.

Firefighter recruitment ad touts 'Low Pay, Cool Helmets'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:33am

A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in signs posted outside its stations that the job offers "Hard Labor, Odd Hours, Low Pay (and) Cool Helmets!!"

Markets Right Now: Stocks drift a day after setting a record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:44am

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EU ambassador: Trump Cuba policy worries European companies

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:25am

The Trump administration's crackdown on business with Cuba's communist government is causing unprecedented concern among European companies on the island, according to the European Union's ambassador.