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  • Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on...

  • South Korea's Kia to invest $1 billion in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016. The company said the new plant in Nuevo Leon state, across the border from Texas, will have the capacity...

  • Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect could soon have its first commercial winery, a new venture and yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings. State liquor authorities say the...

  • Hawaiian Electric submits renewable energy plan

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Electric Co. has filed an ambitious plan to have 65 percent of its power come from renewable energy within 16 years. The plan was filed late Tuesday with the Public Utilities Commission, just minutes before its deadline to do so. The company was under orders from the...

  • Labor protest disrupts Argentine capital

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A labor organization opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez caused traffic jams and disrupted life for many in the capital Wednesday at the start of a 36-hour strike. Members of the Central Workers Union, which includes many public-sector employees,...

  • Feds allows logging after huge California wildfire

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has decided to allow logging on nearly 52 square miles of the Sierra Nevada burned last year in a massive California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists. The decision released Wednesday comes one year after the Rim Fire scorched more...

  • SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and income. The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted the...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from...

  • Judge to rule on whether Chesapeake stands trial

    CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan judge says she'll issue a ruling later on whether Chesapeake Energy should stand trial on racketeering charges that accuse it of leasing land to thwart competitors and then canceling the deals when the competition ended. A probable cause hearing in...

  • Deal on health care aids port contract talks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months. West...

  • Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack

    NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. A report on Bloomberg.com says the FBI is investigating an incident in which Russian hackers may have retaliated against...

  • State: BR General will get money to keep ER open

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's health department said Wednesday it will provide $18 million to keep Baton Rouge General Hospital's Mid-City emergency room open, and hospital officials said they have canceled plans to close the ER on Nov. 1. The hospital said Tuesday that it would have to shut...

  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. Facing an expect onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue that Congress failed to provide enough resources...

  • Chicken cutlets recalled over listeria concerns

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination. Federal officials announced the recall by Fairfield-based Tnuva USA on Wednesday. The possible contamination involving the "Mom's Chicken Extra Thin...

  • Garcia: Block Venezuela's sale of Citgo

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia and Venezuelan opposition leaders in Miami called on the Obama administration Wednesday to block Venezuela's sale of U.S.-based Citgo Petroleum Corp. Garcia said the sale of Venezuela's oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. would hurt national...



From the Weekly Standard

  • GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey

    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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  • Nobody’s Fault

    All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border,...

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  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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