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Target and Lowe's rise while Cree and Alcon fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:36pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Utah governor talks Trump, gun control ahead of Pence visit

Morgan Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:11pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling for increased discussions about mental health and violent video games in response to recent mass shootings, and lamenting that President Donald Trump's messaging sometimes distracts from the administration's strong policy.

Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:56pm

Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas.

Spill revelation raises questions about North Dakota system

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:45pm

The North Dakota Health Department's acknowledgment this week that a 2015 pipeline leak of liquid natural gas is hundreds of thousands of gallons larger than reported raises questions about how many other spills and leaks are underreported — and state officials were not immediately able to answer Wednesday.

The Latest: EPA not commenting on Hudson River lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:33pm

The Latest on a lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency over Hudson River cleanup (all times local):

Retailers' results show sharp divide between losers, winners

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:13pm

The divide between retail winners and losers is widening.

Iceland's leader won't be around to welcome Pence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:59pm

Iceland's leader has announced she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep a prior commitment to attend a trade union conference in Sweden.

Venezuelan vice-president in Moscow to discuss stronger ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:43pm

Russia's foreign minister has held talks with visiting Venezuelan vice president on ways to expand economic, military and other ties between the two nations.

JetBlue addition to Pepsi sign leaves bad taste for some

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:24pm

A landmark Pepsi sign along New York City's East River will also promote JetBlue for the next six weeks, and critics are finding it hard to swallow.

Cost of spherical Vegas Strip venue put at $1.2 billion-plus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:09pm

Company and project officials are estimating the costs of a spherical entertainment venue under construction on the Las Vegas Strip at between $1.2 billion and $1.7 billion.

Fed officials widely divided on rates at July meeting

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:03pm

Federal Reserve officials were widely divided at their meeting last month when they decided to cut rates for the first time in a decade, with some arguing for a bigger rate cut while others insisted the Fed should not cut rates at all.

Fed minutes: Panel widely divided on interest rates at July meeting, with two officials pushing for bigger cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:01pm

Fed minutes: Panel widely divided on interest rates at July meeting, with two officials pushing for bigger cut.

FAA cites risk in damaging sensors linked to Boeing crashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:57am

Federal safety officials are warning people who work on airplanes to avoid damaging the kind of sensors that misfired before crashes involving two Boeing 737 Max jets.

Ryanair wins 1, loses 1, in court cases to stop strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:36am

Ryanair has lost a High Court bid in London to block strikes by its U.K. pilots but succeed in court action against Irish pilots.

Judge tells jail to improve conditions for Epstein cellmate

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:39am

A judge ordered a federal jail on Wednesday to improve housing conditions for one of Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmates.

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:30am

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change.

Powell may signal future rate cuts, but would they matter?

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:23am

The economy is slowing, the trade war is raging and the president is repeatedly attacking.

Sheriff in conservative county defends free press

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:07am

Journalists are defending a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying repeatedly to get comments from an official for a story.

$248 million settlement reached with Chinese drywall maker

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:07am

A proposed $248 million settlement has been filed in a decade-old federal court case over defective Chinese drywall blamed for damaging home appliances and sickening residents.