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  • Stocks down...Car sales up...Tighter ozone standard to be announced
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 11:21 am
    The fourth quarter is off to a sluggish start on Wall Street. Stocks are lower in afternoon trading, a day after the market wrapped up its worst quarter in four years. Investors are looking ahead to tomorrow's monthly employment report. Strong hiring would likely raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase its benchmark interest rate at its next meeting.
  • Recreational pot users score bags of bud at Oregon shops
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 11:17 am
    Excited shoppers looking to score some of the first recreational marijuana sold legally in Oregon bought up baggies of bud early Thursday, taking advantage of door-buster prices and other deals.
  • Managers of Georgia peanut plant get prison for salmonella
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 11:04 am
    Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant were sentenced to federal prison Thursday for their roles in a deadly salmonella outbreak, though the men received far less time behind bars than the ex-boss they helped convict.
  • The Latest: Oregon pot shops see brisk sales on first day
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 10:24 am
    The latest on the start of recreational marijuana sales in Oregon (all times local):
  • Tweets promoting new 'Call of Duty' game draw criticism
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 10:08 am
    A series of promotional tweets for the latest "Call of Duty" video game came under some criticism because they described a terrorist attack with no immediate disclaimers stating that they were fictional.
  • High court to hear Iranian bank appeal over $1.75B judgment
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 9:25 am
    The Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear an appeal from Iran's central bank over a $1.75 billion judgment awarded to victims of terrorist attacks, including the 1983 bombing that killed 241 American soldiers in Lebanon.
  • American agrees tentative wage deal with gate, ticket agents
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 8:45 am
    American Airlines and a union have reached a tentative agreement offering higher wages for about 14,500 customer service and gate agents.
  • Russia prepares for wave of bankruptcy filings under new law
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 8:20 am
    Russia is preparing for a wave of bankruptcy applications after a new law came into force Thursday allowing individuals to file for bankruptcy.
  • Fast and easy loans come at price for small businesses
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 8:09 am
    It sounded like a sweet deal: A loan broker walked into Southern Girl Desserts offering the Los Angeles bakery a $40,000 loan that could be deposited in a bank account quickly. Already rejected for a loan from a bank, co-owner Catarah Hampshire took the offer and hired more workers to whip up peach cobblers and sweet potato cupcakes.
  • United's new CEO acknowledges airline's failures
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 8:08 am
    Five years after United Airlines and Continental merged, the company's new CEO declared in a public letter that the combined company has failed to live up to the expectations of both fliers and United's employees.
  • Stocks down...Jobless claims up...US manufacturing barely expands
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 7:48 am
    U.S. stocks have started the new month lower, a day after the market wrapped up its worst quarter in four years. Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil producers are bucking the trend, following crude oil higher in early trading.
  • Administration backs high court review of contraception case
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 7:24 am
    The Obama administration is acknowledging that the Supreme Court should step into the latest battle over the president's health law.
  • Egypt pledges fast work amid search for Nefertiti's tomb
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 7:04 am
    Egyptian authorities promised Thursday they would move quickly to get new radar equipment needed to search for Queen Nefertiti's tomb amid a new theory it could be in an alleged, hidden chamber behind King Tutankhamun's tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings.
  • Newark teachers union not in love with breakthrough contract
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 6:54 am
    The last contract was hailed as a breakthrough. But that doesn't mean it will be easy for the state-run school district in New Jersey's largest city to reach a new deal with a teachers union.
  • Coca-Cola to tweak Vitaminwater labels to settle lawsuit
    Associated Press | October 01, 2015 6:28 am
    Coca-Cola will tweak the labeling for Vitaminwater to settle a lawsuit that it was making misleading health claims about the drinks.