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Nation’s largest utility in long-term deals to sell power

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 3:56pm

Most of the local companies that receive power generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority have signed long-term partnership agreements, but some larger customers still have not agreed to the 20-year deals, officials said Thursday.

Buffett’s firm adds stake in RH, trims Wells Fargo holdings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:37pm

Warren Buffett’s company has added new investments in luxury retailer RH and Occidental Petroleum while trimming its Wells Fargo holdings.

Safety board says more people died in plane crashes in 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:30pm

Federal safety officials say that 393 people died in U.S. civilian plane crashes last year, a 15% increase over the year before.

Feds: South Dakota doc made millions on unneeded surgeries

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 3:29pm

A South Dakota neurosurgeon made millions of dollars by performing unnecessary and dangerous surgeries, including one that left a patient partially paralyzed, federal prosecutors contend in a lawsuit against the doctor.

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Hunter Woodall, Julie Pace and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 3:25pm

Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before the primary voting officially begins.

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

Mike Catalini and Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 3:22pm

New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors.

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:14pm

President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations.

Trump asks Supreme Court to block subpoena for his tax returns, in test of president’s ability to defy investigations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:11pm

Trump asks Supreme Court to block subpoena for his tax returns, in test of president’s ability to defy investigations.

Ford recalls F-150s; loose cable can cause stalling or fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:10pm

Ford is recalling over 168,000 F-150 pickup trucks in North America to fix an electrical problem that could cause engine stalling or fires.

Sizing up the 2019 holiday shopping season for retailers

Anne D’innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 3:02pm

With two weeks until the official start of the holiday shopping season, the nation’s retailers are gearing up for what should be another brutally competitive shopping period.

Wall Street feuds with Warren, much to her apparent delight

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 2:58pm

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s fight with Wall Street escalated when billionaire investor Leon Cooperman called the presidential candidate’s proposal to put a new tax on the nation’s wealthiest people a plan to “penalize success” and said her ideas “made no sense.”

Indiana prosecutors ask if couple was paid for interviews

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:55pm

Indiana prosecutors want to know whether a former couple accused of abandoning their adopted daughter has been paid for interviews given to national television shows and tabloids about the case.

US experts back fish oil drug to prevent heart attack

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:53pm

U.S. health advisers are recommending broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug to help prevent heart problems.

Police: No indication restaurant staff heard racial comment

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 2:40pm

Police looking into an incident at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings found no indication that workers heard a white patron mention the race of a group of black customers when he asked that they not be seated next to him, but investigators said the employees had heard him make racist comments before.

Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 2:28pm

Teachers picketed outside the site of a historic desegregation and dozens of other Little Rock schools Thursday, walking out for the first time in more than three decades to protest the state’s control of the local school system and their loss of collective bargaining rights.

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 ekes out a record at the close

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 2:17pm

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WeWork loses $1.25 billion in third quarter

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 2:11pm

WeWork racked up $1.25 billion in losses in the third quarter as it geared up for, and ultimately scuttled, its debut as a public company.

Pelosi says agreement on revamped NAFTA ‘imminent’

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 1:43pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants to see Congress pass President Donald Trump’s revamped North American free trade deal this year.

EU bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects in 2 years

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 14th - 1:37pm

The European Investment Bank said Thursday that it will stop financing fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021 as part of an effort to fight climate change.