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Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:32pm

The nation's craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown, which has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines.

Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:32pm

Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption.

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:15pm

The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid during the shutdown.

Venezuela's opposition outlines roadmap for power transfer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:06pm

Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has declared President Nicolas Maduro "illegitimate," moving a step closer to implementing a plan to challenge the socialist leader by declaring a caretaker government and calling early elections.

In era of news deserts, no easy fix for local news struggles

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:04pm

The local news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself, lately.

Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:37pm

A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn't mind sparking a discussion.

Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:24pm

Oregon's two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis.

PG&E bankruptcy could mean price hikes, unpaid fire lawsuits

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:13pm

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said this week it will file for bankruptcy, raising concern that rates for electricity and gas will rise and victims of California wildfires who are suing the nation's largest utility won't get all the money they may be owed.

US gambling operators have 90 days to comply with new rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:12pm

The Department of Justice will wait 90 days to implement a legal opinion that will affect online gambling.

Football rules ratings, but 'Big Bang Theory' energized

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 4:57pm

"The Big Bang Theory" is starting to pick up ratings steam in the final stretch of its 12-year run.

United Airlines posts smaller profit but tops expectations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 4:15pm

United Airlines reported Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit slipped 20 percent due to higher fuel and labor costs, but its profit and revenue both beat analysts' expectations.

Ivanka Trump to work on World Bank president search

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:43pm

The White House says Ivanka Trump will take part in the nomination process for a new head of the World Bank.

Netflix, UnitedHealth and Edwards climb; Wells Fargo dips

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:38pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Trump's AG pick vows not to target marijuana businesses

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:37pm

President Donald Trump's pick to become the next attorney general said Tuesday that he would "not go after" marijuana companies in states where cannabis is legal, even though he personally believes the drug should be outlawed.

No-shows for auto shows? Detroit and others aim to retool

Jeff Karoub and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:20pm

At first glance, this year's edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings.

Grocery robots detect spills - with some far-off human help

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:55pm

A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise.

Burger King trolls Trump on Twitter

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:24pm

Burger King is needling President Donald Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship.

Businessman and philanthropist Raymond Perelman dies at 101

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:12pm

Raymond Perelman, a businessman who built a fortune buying and selling factories and became one of the Philadelphia region's greatest philanthropists, has died. He was 101.

IRS is recalling 46,000 workers _ nearly 60 percent of its workforce _ from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:09pm

IRS is recalling 46,000 workers — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay.

Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

Alanna Durkin Richer and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:00pm

A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday.