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  • Figures on government spending and debt
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 1:06 pm
    Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
  • Puerto Rico to receive world's 2 largest cruise ships in '16
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 1:01 pm
    Puerto Rico is preparing to welcome the world's two largest cruise ships for the first time next year.
  • Crude rises
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 12:26 pm
    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $2.22 -- closing at $51.43 a barrel.
  • Girl, 9, fatally struck by Rhode Island public transit bus
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 11:37 am
    Authorities say a 9-year-old girl has died after being struck by a public transit bus in Rhode Island less than half a mile from the Statehouse.
  • FINRA fines Oppenheimer $3.75M in employee fraud case
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 11:21 am
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is ordering Oppenheimer & Co. to pay $3.75 million for failing to supervise an employee who defrauded clients and the producers of a canceled Broadway musical.
  • Stocks flat...Cockpit precautions...Greek deposits dwindle...Crackdown on shady auto dealers
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 11:20 am
    Stocks are mostly flat in afternoon trading, after starting the day moderately lower. Worries about Yemen have been driving some of today's movement, with Saudi Araba carrying out airstrikes against Shiite rebels now in control of its southern neighbor. Oil prices have jumped, with benchmark U.S. crude trading above $50 a barrel in New York.
  • Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 11:16 am
    Sure, Florida's got sunshine, beaches and palm trees. But the driving force behind it being home to many of the nation's fastest-growing cities has been the return of hospitality, trade and construction jobs.
  • Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 11:13 am
    A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday.
  • 200 hens poached from California farm weeks before Easter
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 11:08 am
    Less than two weeks before Easter, a Northern California farmer says someone stole more than 200 of his hens that lay eggs with shells in subtle shades of green, blue, rose and chocolate brown.
  • Stocks lower amid Yemen strikes...Jobless claims down...Mortgage rates drop
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 10:28 am
    Stocks are lower again this morning, following bigger declines in Europe. The benchmark indexes in Britain, France and Germany are all down more than one percent after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes on neighboring Yemen aimed at ousting Shiite rebels who have forced the country's president to flee. Iran is condemning the strikes, calling it an "invasion" that's bound to fan extremism throughout the Mideast. That's sending oil prices higher, with benchmark U.S. crude trading above $50 a barrel in New York.
  • Norwegian Air orders 2 crew in plane cockpits during flights
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 9:15 am
    Europe's third largest budget airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle, says it plans to adopt new rules requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit of a flying aircraft.
  • US stocks extend losses to a fourth day, oil price gains
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 8:57 am
    U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading, extending the market's losses to a fourth day.
  • Italy uncovers European tax-avoiding fuel scam
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 8:53 am
    Italian police and Europol say eight people have been arrested in a half-dozen European countries for allegedly operating a diesel import scam that avoided taxes by disguising the fuel as it transited across the continent.
  • Jersey shore pier where coaster fell into sea to be rebuilt
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 8:41 am
    The New Jersey shore amusement pier that became an iconic image of Superstorm Sandy when the storm knocked its roller coaster into the ocean will be rebuilt -- on dry land and not over the surf.
  • Cyprus draws Norway parallel after latest gas quest failure
    Associated Press | March 26, 2015 8:36 am
    Cyprus' president sought to draw a parallel with oil-rich Norway after the latest failure in the Mediterranean island nation's quest for gas.