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Regulators ask for expedited power grid reliability study

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 4:09pm

Utility regulators from three states used nearly identical language in letters urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to speed up its study on the effects of upcoming coal-fired power plant closures on the U.S. power grid.

California utility regulator orders corrective actions, faster power restoration, against PG&E after massive blackouts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 4:07pm

California utility regulator orders corrective actions, faster power restoration, against PG&E after massive blackouts.

Despite defections, Facebook officially launches Libra

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 4:00pm

Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians.

The Latest: Newsom demands payments for those who lost power

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:36pm

The Latest on California power shutoffs to prevent wildfires (all times local):

Venezuela boosts worker pay again amid hyperinflation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 2:42pm

Venezuela has dramatically hiked the minimum wage in a move that critics expect will do little to alleviate widespread suffering in the crisis-torn country.

'Nothing-burger': US-China truce leaves big issues for later

Paul Wiseman, Dave Kolpack and David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:56pm

President Donald Trump heralded a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, and markets rallied in relief over a de-escalation in tensions between the world's two biggest economies.

Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:46pm

With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement.

PM Prep-Segue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:43pm

After stiff performances of the Salsa, Cha-Cha and Paso Doble, Sean Spicer may need some help to stick around on “Dancing with the Stars”

The Latest: 2nd crane in danger of collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:28pm

The Latest on the collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local):

Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:20pm

Two Pacific Northwest tribes on Monday demanded the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River to save migrating salmon and starving orcas and restore fishing sites that were guaranteed to the tribes in a treaty more than 150 years ago.

French court refuses to surrender US art dealer to Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 1:05pm

A lawyer for a New York art dealer says his client is back in the United States after a French court ruled against surrendering him to Poland.

Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:49pm

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad — on Facebook — taking aim at its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

Uber lays off 350 employees in Eats, autonomous vehicles

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:35pm

Uber is laying off 350 employees from its food delivery, autonomous vehicles, safety, insurance and other teams.

Solar power deal involving Idaho homeowners reached

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:22pm

An Idaho utility has reached an agreement involving paying homeowners who generate electricity with rooftop solar panels and other renewable energy methods.

Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:20pm

Two Pacific Northwest tribes are calling for the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River.

Richard Jackson, publisher of Judy Blume, dead at 84

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:49am

The publisher of acclaimed children's books by Judy Blume, Paula Fox and others has died. Richard Jackson was 84.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:05am

The state of Michigan's retirement systems have ended a contract with an investment company that managed more than $600 million in pension funds after the CEO made "completely unacceptable" comments at a conference.

Michigan ends pension contract over investor's comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:02am

The state of Michigan's retirement systems have ended a contract with an investment company that managed more than $600 million in pension funds after the CEO made "completely unacceptable" comments at a conference.

Wyoming lawmakers reject highway funding plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 11:00am

A state legislative panel has rejected the idea of creating a task force to look into potential, long-term funding solutions for Wyoming's highway system.