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Security company, state argue venue in Dakota Access dispute

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:35pm

Attorneys for North Dakota regulators and a North Carolina-based private security company argued in court Thursday over the proper venue to resolve a dispute over whether the company acted illegally during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline and should be fined.

Gap profit misses forecasts on sales slump at namesake brand

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:31pm

Gap Inc. reported a first-quarter profit that missed Wall Street expectations, hurt by a deeper slump in demand for its namesake label. Its shares fell 7 percent in extended trading.

Brewery told to stop making beer with hemp-derived extract

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:29pm

U.S. officials have ordered a San Francisco brewery to stop producing a specialty beer containing cannabidiol, the hemp-derived extract known as CBD, because it lacks the proper permitting.

The Latest: Twitter to verify US political advertisers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:23pm

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Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:13pm

Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project.

The Latest: Court says defendants could get Facebook info

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:07pm

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The Latest: Trump administration defends Keystone pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:03pm

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St. Jude: $100M for children with cancer global outreach

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:53pm

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has helped with the treatment of thousands of cancer-stricken children around the world. Striving to reach so many more, the Memphis, Tennessee-based hospital announced a $100 million plan Thursday to expand its global outreach.

Q&A: Would Trump's proposed tariffs on imported autos work?

Paul Wiseman and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:51pm

Do Subaru Foresters, BMW 3-series sedans and Toyota Priuses pose a threat to U.S. national security?

Truckers' strike leads to fuel shortages in Brazil

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:39pm

A strike by Brazilian truckers backed up exports and caused fuel shortages Thursday as the government tried to end the work stoppage before it caused more damage to Latin America's largest economy.

Toyota and Exxon skid while Williams-Sonoma climbs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:35pm

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Cancellation of Korea summit sends stocks on bumpy ride

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:33pm

U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Thursday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices. The market dropped after President Donald Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recovered most of those losses.

Jury awards $25M in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:32pm

A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:29pm

The families of two students killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting are suing the maker and seller of the weapon used in the attack.

Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:29pm

A new study has more bad news about public pension funds, finding some are at risk of running dry in a slowing economy.

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:19pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback."

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:13pm

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators.

Markets Right Now: US stock indexes finish mostly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:09pm

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The Latest: Auto workers head cautious about tariff proposal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:03pm

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Analysis says Trump budget won't curb deficits as promised

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:43pm

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that President Donald Trump's budget plan won't curb the spiraling deficit as it claims.