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  • Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned
    Associated Press | November 29, 2015 8:36 am
    The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable.
  • Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 3:40 pm
    Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury.
  • Stocks up slightly after light trading week...Online shopping up, store shopping down on Black Friday...Russia decrees sanctions
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 11:21 am
    Stocks ended the week with slight gains after an abbreviated Friday session. The Dow fell 15 points to 17,798 after Disney-owned-ESPN announced it lost several million subscribers last year. The Nasdaq added 11 to 5,128. The S&P 500 managed to pick up a point to 2,090, but was dragged down by a drop in oil prices that hurt energy stocks. Benchmark U.S. crude fell $1.33 to $41.71 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, gave up 60 cents to $44.86 a barrel in London.
  • Maine ski resort focuses on safety after chairlift accidents
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 7:04 am
    A Maine ski resort that's responsible two of three chairlift mechanical failures that led to injuries in the past five years is working to make sure it doesn't happen again.
  • S Carolina shoppers latest to pay taxes on Amazon sales
    Associated Press | November 28, 2015 6:48 am
    A sales-tax break the Legislature gave Amazon in 2011 expires Jan. 1, making South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut similar deals with the online retail giant.
  • Stocks end quiet week with slight gains...Black Friday grays...HSBC whistleblower sentenced
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 3:21 pm
    Stocks have finished mostly higher after a quiet week of trading. The S&P 500 fluctuated early on, but managed to eke out a small gain as telecommunications and financial stocks rose. Disney dragged down the Dow after the company said ESPN lost 3 million subscribers in the last year. Oil prices slumped, dragging down energy stocks. The Dow fell 15 points to 17,798. The S&P 500 picked up a point to 2,090. The Nasdaq added 11 to 5,128. U.S. markets were closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, and closed at 1 p.m. on Friday.
  • Recalls this week: glass jar candles, lawn mowers
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 1:45 pm
  • Gold, silver fall
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:32 pm
    down $13.70.
  • Crude falls
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 12:28 pm
    closing at $41.71 a barrel.
  • A mixed close for stocks...Black Friday shoppers encounter protests in Chicago
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 11:40 am
    Stocks have ended an abbreviated trading day mixed. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 14 points, the Nasdaq composite rose 11 and the Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up a point. Telecommunications stocks and banks rose the most. Energy companies fell along with the price of oil. U.S. markets closed at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 11:04 am
  • Local free community college plans may be template for US
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 9:36 am
    An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans.
  • Chile's Codelco Jan-Sept earnings drop by nearly half
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 9:24 am
    Chile's state-run copper giant Codelco says its profit plunged by 47 percent in January to September 2015 from the same period a year before because of tumbling prices for the metal.
  • Stocks mixed...Awaiting numbers on holiday shopping...3 Chinese brokerages say they are under investigation
    Associated Press | November 27, 2015 8:01 am
    Stocks are mixed in early trading on Wall Street. Energy stocks are falling more than the rest of the market as the price of oil turned lower. Disney lost ground after reporting declining subscriber numbers for ESPN. U.S. markets were closed yesterday for Thanksgiving and will close early today, at 1 p.m. Eastern time.