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Caterpillar, 3M and Paccar tumble while McDonald's rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:51pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Target offers two-day shipping with no minimums for holiday

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:42pm

Target will be offering two-day shipping with no minimum purchase this holiday, raising the stakes in the delivery wars during the busiest shopping season of the year.

SEC settles fraud allegations against the 'Frack Master'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:41pm

Federal officials say a man who called himself the oil and gas "Frack Master" on cable television has agreed to serve 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud and tax charges.

Trump signs water projects bill; 1 aimed at Fla. toxic algae

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:34pm

President Donald Trump has signed a wide-ranging bill to improve the nation's water infrastructure, including a Florida project intended to reduce toxic algae blooms that have devastated coastal marine life and emptied beaches.

Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:58pm

Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission.

So-called 'Frack Master' pleads guilty in Dallas to fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:36pm

A Dallas businessman who dubbed himself the "Frack Master" and went on TV to discuss oil and gas has pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion charges in what regulators called an $80 million scam.

Facebook beyond Facebook? Instagram, Messenger step up

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:13pm

When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, it seemed like a big gamble for an unproven little app. Six years later, that little app — along with Messenger and WhatsApp — are serving as Facebook's safety net for a future that could find its flagship service on the sidelines.

Judge nixes settlement in Goldman Sachs shareholder suit

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:11pm

A Delaware judge has refused to approve a proposed settlement in a shareholder lawsuit alleging that Goldman Sachs directors excessively compensated themselves over several years and improperly issued stock-based incentive awards.

EPA proposes scaling back cleanup of Portland Harbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:01pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to scale back the scope and cost of a planned $1 billion cleanup of a 10-mile (16-kilometer) stretch of Oregon's Willamette River as it winds through Portland's industrial area.

Yahoo to pay $50M, other costs for massive security breach

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:06pm

Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history.

San Antonio to get Okin BPS headquarters, 1,400 new jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:15am

San Antonio will be the new U.S. headquarters for a European company that provides business processing services, bringing more than 1,400 jobs to the city.

Americans who don't have a bank account at lowest level ever

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:43am

The percentage of Americans who do not have a bank account fell to a record low last year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday, a sign that the economic fortunes of the country's most vulnerable people continues to improve.

New Puerto Rico fiscal plan OK'd; governor says too austere

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:26am

A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances approved a five-year fiscal plan on Tuesday, but the government immediately said it would challenge the decision and the board itself.

Trump taps ex-Monsanto executive to lead wildlife agency

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:11am

President Donald Trump says he is nominating a former executive at agribusiness giant Monsanto to head the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Puerto Ricans fight for insurance money a year after Maria

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:09am

Thousands of Puerto Ricans have been forced to drain their savings, close their businesses, or resign themselves to living with structural damage as they fight insurance companies over millions of dollars' worth of claims that have gone unanswered or unpaid more than a year after Hurricane Maria.

Syria wheat production hits lowest level in 29 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:52am

The U.N. food agency says extreme weather in Syria has caused domestic agricultural production to hit its lowest point in three decades.

First sign language Starbucks opens in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:50am

Coffee drinkers in the nation's capital can now order that tall pumpkin spice iced skim latte in sign language.

Grains mostly lower, Livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:21am

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Latest: University of California workers start strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:59am

The Latest on a strike by thousands of University of California workers(all times local):