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Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:59pm

Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, says it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks.

Fed officials downplay virus even as markets see rate cuts

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:55pm

When Wall Street expects the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, should that influence the Fed's decisions?

UK's Prince Harry, Meghan, abandon use of SussexRoyal brand

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:51pm

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have abandoned plans to use the "SussexRoyal" brand after they step back from royal duties.

NFL player reps won't vote on labor terms approved by owners; union wants more negotiations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:47pm

NFL player reps won't vote on labor terms approved by owners; union wants more negotiations.

Oklahoma AG to dismiss federal opioid case, refile in state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:42pm

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said Friday he plans to dismiss the state's lawsuit against three opioid distributors that has been moved to federal court and refile new lawsuits in state court.

First Solar, TrueCar fall; Deere, Dropbox rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:23pm

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday:

Wells Fargo to pay $3B to resolve probes into fake accounts

Ken Sweet and Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:15pm

Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay $3 billion to settle criminal and civil investigations into a long-running practice whereby company employees opened millions of unauthorized bank accounts in order to meet unrealistic sales goals.

US pushes changes to Western land plans that judge blocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:13pm

U.S. Interior Department officials are seeking to bolster their case for easing restrictions on energy development, mining and grazing in Western states inhabited by a declining bird species.

Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to settle federal investigations into creation of millions of unauthorized accounts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:11pm

Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to settle federal investigations into creation of millions of unauthorized accounts.

FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:52pm

U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can't tolerate — or don't get enough help from — widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor.

Minnesota governor considers recycler permit hold after fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:48pm

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he is considering placing a 30-day hold on a metal recycling company's permit after a fire that burned for days and sent up plumes of smoke.

Arizona governor pulls immigration plan amid business revolt

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:30pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spent much of his first term working to repair the damage to the state's reputation caused by a 2010 tough-on-immigrants law known as SB 1070 that his predecessor signed.

Judge questions plan to remove capsized ship in huge chunks

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:16pm

A federal judge Friday ordered attorneys for the U.S. Coast Guard and a maritime salvage company to answer detailed questions about plans to remove an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast by sawing it into eight enormous chunks.

Report: Feds need to do more to prevent failures at Hanford

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:10pm

The federal government needs to do more to prevent the failure of radioactively contaminated facilities at an aging nuclear weapons production site in Washington state, the Government Accountability Office said this week.

Trump signals he's prepared to give farmers more federal aid

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:03pm

President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he’s prepared to tap federal coffers again to help farmers suffering from the tariff fights that he initiated.

Deere sees some stability on farms in bruising trade fight

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:17am

taxes that are paid by American importers.

Update on the latest business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:00am

Stocks fell in midday trading Friday and bond prices rose as investors fretted about more signs that a viral outbreak was spreading and a report showing a sudden weakening in U.S. business activity.

Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:59am

Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor and U.S agriculture secretary, will monitor Purdue Pharma’s marketing efforts to ensure the OxyContin maker is not overstating the benefits of its opioid painkillers or downplaying the danger of addiction.

Venezuela's Maduro taps DC firm to fight US sanctions

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:38am

A top official for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's government has hired a Washington law firm that also represents Turkey, taking over from another legal team that backed out last month following an outcry from critics who accused it of collaborating with a repressive regime.