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Washington reaches 1,000 winery licenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:45pm

Washington state's wine industry reached a major milestone when it surpassed 1,000 active winery licenses recently.

The Latest: GM workers to stay on picket line for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:18pm

The Latest on the tentative contract agreement between General Motors and the United Auto Workers (all times local):

California objects to Berkshire Hathaway's sale of insurer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:34pm

California regulators are objecting to Berkshire Hathaway's sale of one of its smaller insurance companies.

Anheuser-Busch accuses MillerCoors of stealing recipes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:34pm

Anheuser-Busch is suing MillerCoors over its confidential recipes for Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.

Some US farmers get a reprieve at end of challenging year

Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:18pm

Many farmers in the Midwest and South whose planting this year was interrupted by wet weather are getting a reprieve, though a few Northern states have seen harvest prospects go from bad to worse.

Bankers survey shows improved rural economy in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:15pm

The latest survey of bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states showed an improved rural economy this month, but the ongoing trade disputes continue weighing on the economy.

British company pleads to smuggling endangered-species goods

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:10pm

A British company has pleaded guilty to smuggling items into the U.S. made from endangered species.

Lebanese protesters close roads over imposition of new taxes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:44pm

Scores of people are protesting in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon over the government's plans to impose new taxes amid a harsh economic crisis in the country.

Pelosi moves on drug prices despite falling-out with Trump

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:42pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:49pm

Country singer Gretchen Wilson was removed from a New Mexico hotel after she performed at a weekend music festival.

'Totally avoidable': 3 firms fined in Seattle crane collapse

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:40pm

Washington state on Thursday fined three companies a combined $107,000 for their roles in a crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle last April, with officials calling the accident "totally avoidable."

Arkansas track plans to end greyhound racing by end of 2022

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:33pm

An east Arkansas track has agreed to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog racing nationally and fears that the state's voters would approve ending the practice.

The Latest: Billionaire gov says he wasn't aware of subsidy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:25pm

The Latest on The family of the billionaire governor of West Virginia getting a $125,000 taxpayer subsidy (all times local):

Bill aimed at enforcing age limits at vape shops advances

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:57am

Vape shops and other tobacco stores that sell to underage customers could swiftly lose their permits if they sell to underage customers under a draft bill that's getting an early nod of approval from Utah lawmakers.

Native American tribe begins work on $100M casino expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:53am

A Native American tribe is planning a $100 million expansion of its western Michigan casino that will include new dining, entertainment and gaming space.

Idaho Schools Superintendent seeks school budget boost

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:50am

Idaho's Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she'll ask the Legislature for a $101 million increase to the public schools budget next year.

Update on the latest business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:39am

Stock indexes are slightly higher in midday trading on Wall Street after a round of solid corporate earnings and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union put investors in a buying mood.

Indiana woman gets probation in assault on Delta flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:30am

An Indiana woman who had been drinking wine before she attacked a Delta Air Lines crew and federal agents on a Michigan-bound flight has been sentenced to six months of probation.

Trump grants extension for nuclear fuel recommendations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:27am

A U.S. task force has been given more time to recommend ways to revive domestic uranium mining as it lags amid low prices and global competition.