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3 deaths found in investigation of impaired pathologist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:12pm

A Veterans Affairs hospital official says investigators have discovered 11 significant errors including three deaths in more than 30,000 cases originally seen by a fired Arkansas pathologist officials say was working while impaired.

Coroner: LA mail carrier died of overheating on broiling day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:04pm

The coroner's office says a Los Angeles mail carrier found dead inside her postal truck amid scorching temperatures died primarily from overheating.

NBC's top entertainment executive, Robert Greenblatt, exits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:03pm

Robert Greenblatt, who has run NBC's entertainment division for nearly eight years and engineered a comeback, said Monday that he is calling it quits and the network named two of his executives to replace him.

Employers giving paid leave getting tax credits in new law

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 11:57am

Employers who offer paid family and medical leave to their workers earning up to $72,000 a year can receive tax credits under the new tax law, the government has affirmed.

Greece: Drones used to spot tax cheats on Santorini

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 11:51am

Tax authorities say they have used surveillance drones in Greece for the first time to spot violations on Santorini, where tourists were allegedly being taken on boat tours of the island's sea-filled volcanic crater without getting receipts.

Disney World changes flexible-pricing with new tool

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 11:47am

Ticket prices at Walt Disney World will vary based on the date picked with a new online planning tool debuting next month.

The Latest: Auto trade group says fuel standards won't work

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:22am

The Latest on a California hearing on a proposal to roll back car-mileage standards (all times local):

Fed's 3rd hike this year expected despite rising trade risks

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:17am

The Federal Reserve is set this week to raise interest rates for a third time this year to prevent the economy from growing too fast. But with President Donald Trump's trade fights posing a risk to the U.S. economy, the Fed may soon be ready to slow its hikes.

Fed watchers seek hints about future rates amid likely hike

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:15am

The Federal Reserve will surprise no one if it does Wednesday what it seems poised to do for a third time this year: Raise its key short-term interest rate by a modest quarter-point to help keep inflation in check — and hint that another hike is likely in December.

Sears CEO: Retailer needs to sell more real estate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:48am

The hedge fund owned by Sears Holdings Corp. CEO Eddie Lampert is urging the retailer's board to sell more of its real estate and restructure its debt, as it seeks to avoid bankruptcy.

Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:45am

The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday.

ECB chief: Wage growth pushing up inflation in euro area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:34am

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says he expects underlying inflation to rise in the 19 countries that use the euro as a stronger job market pushes up wages.

SiriusXM presses play on deal with Pandora Media

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:31am

Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it's buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will allow it to expand its service beyond cars and into mobile devices and homes.

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor freed on bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:28am

The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is free on bond after being accused by authorities of having sex with an underage girl.

Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:19am

The utilities involved in a Georgia nuclear project are deciding whether to continue after another billion-dollar cost overage.

Deutsche Bank ordered to install money laundering monitor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:14am

Germany's financial regulator has ordered Deutsche Bank to install a special monitor to oversee the implementation of safeguards against money laundering.

Apple, Salesforce teaming up on mobile apps for business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:09am

Customer relations software company Salesforce says it will join with Apple to create new business apps exclusively for iPhone and iPad.

Global stocks dip on report US, China call off trade talks

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:33am

Global stocks are down Monday after China reportedly pulled out of a meeting to discuss their trade disagreements. The U.S. and China officially put new tariffs on each other's goods. Oil prices are jumping after OPEC decided not to produce more oil. Several major deals were announced over the weekend.

Brexit backers advocate alternative economic plan

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:19am

Brexit advocates unveiled Monday a new economic plan for Britain's departure from the European Union as official figures emerged showing the country's increasingly deteriorating trade in goods relationship with the bloc.