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AutoNation, Fitbit rise; Copart, Microsoft fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:48pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Indicted US Rep. Collins: I'm running, will serve if elected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:44pm

Indicted U.S. Rep. Chris Collins said Wednesday he'll campaign for his western New York seat, vowing to serve if voters re-elect him in November.

Lawmakers, coalition fight to block sale of Plum Island

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:31pm

Lawmakers from New York and Connecticut have joined environmental groups in ramping up efforts to block the federal government from selling a mysterious piece of land in Long Island Sound that for years has housed a government animal disease research facility.

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

Claire Galofaro and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:21pm

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for nearly three dozen deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept off a road.

Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned up

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:09pm

Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said Wednesday.

No way out? US, China tariffs may become the 'new normal'

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:07pm

The path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting harder to find as the world's two biggest economies pile ever more taxes on each other's products.

Judge partly dismisses Ashley Judd lawsuit against Weinstein

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:49pm

A federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit Ashley Judd filed against Harvey Weinstein that alleges he deliberately derailed her career when she turned him down sexually.

US, Canada pulling all-nighters in talks to revamp NAFTA

Luis Alonso Lugo and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:43pm

U.S. and Canadian negotiators — facing a deadline at the end of the month — are working long hours to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc.

Report: One-third of households struggle to pay energy bills

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:33pm

Nearly a third of U.S. households have trouble paying their energy bills, and the problem mainly impacts racial minorities, according to a report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration.

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

Kevin Freking and Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:19pm

In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy.

Longtime publisher of Arizona Daily Sun retiring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:59pm

The longtime publisher of the Arizona Daily Sun is retiring.

Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising checked-bag fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:47pm

Delta Air Lines is joining two rivals in raising fees to check a bag on a flight within the United States.

Editor of The New York Review of Books out after uproar

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:31pm

The editor of The New York Review of Books has abruptly left his post following an outcry when the magazine published an essay by a former radio host accused of sexual misconduct that many deemed self-serving.

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:43am

Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.

Liberia investigating $100 million in missing new bank notes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:19am

Liberia's government says it is investigating the disappearance of newly printed bills worth about $100 million that were imported into the West African nation.

City official: 4 people shot, none fatally, during shooting at software company near Madison, Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:15am

City official: 4 people shot, none fatally, during shooting at software company near Madison, Wisconsin.

Putin says Russia perfected weapons based on Syria campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:05am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the military's combat experience gained in Syria has helped develop new weapons systems.

EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:50am

European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant's treatment of smaller merchants on its website.

Biopharmaceutical company fined for misleading investors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:37am

A Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company has been penalized more than $20 million for misleading investors about the efficacy of a lung cancer drug under development before raising $300 million in a public stock offering.

Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:28am

The Trump administration is awarding more than $1 billion in grants to help states confront the opioid epidemic, with most of the money going to expand access to treatment and recovery services.