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  • Pro-Bush super PAC received $1M from Florida power company
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 12:36 am
    The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.
  • Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 10:56 pm
    On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and glancing at her phone, possibly for an Uber car.
  • HSBC profit rises 10 percent, bank selling Brazil unit
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 10:32 pm
    HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe's biggest bank, said Monday that strong performance in Asia helped to boost first-half profit by 10 percent. The bank also announced the sale of its Brazil business for $5.2 billion.
  • Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 10:20 pm
    Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled.
  • Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 8:42 pm
    A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.
  • Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 7:01 pm
    A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.
  • Company, FAA working on Gulfstream IV jet fail-safe problem
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 4:36 pm
    The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even if they are prevented from taking off.
  • Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 4:28 pm
    Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.
  • Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 11:24 am
    Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.
  • Up and down week on Wall Street...Oil prices continue to fall... Verizon workers could strike
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 9:24 am
    After a see-saw week for the stock market, investors are trying to chart a future course. Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 56 points to close at 17,689. The S&P 500 lost nearly five points to 2,103. The Nasdaq composite closed little changed, down half a point to 5,128.
  • Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 8:24 am
    Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize and possibly move to nearby Vail.
  • Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 8:18 am
    Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grain.
  • Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 6:40 am
    Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.
  • Judge gives lender 60 days to buy former presidential yacht
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 6:53 pm
    Frustrated with years of legal wrangling, a Delaware judge has given a lender 60 days to decide whether to buy the former presidential yacht Sequoia, which lies rotting in a Virginia shipyard.
  • Mexico pet chain stops selling endangered, invasive species
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 6:44 pm
    Mexico's largest pet store chain has agreed to stop selling 47 species of birds and other animals native to Mexico, 18 of which are considered at risk or in danger of extinction.