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  • CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

    As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark will now be known as CVS Health. The signs on its roughly 7,700 drugstores won't change, so the...

  • Asian stock markets rise as dollar gains

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.8 percent to 15,798.52 and Hong Kong's Hang...

  • Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation — if all the pieces fall into place. A federal judge still...

  • Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has replaced the Venezuela's longtime oil minister and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for much-needed reforms to address the country's economic crisis. Rafael Ramirez had...

  • Anti-poverty group urges G20 to tackle corruption

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Anti-poverty organization ONE is urging leaders of the 20 largest economies to act decisively at an annual summit in November against money laundering, bribery, tax evasion and corruption which it estimates costs the world's poorest countries more than $1 trillion a...

  • US rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for...

  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the...

  • US Sen. Warren supports repealing state casino law

    BOSTON (AP) — Anti-gambling activists are touting a major boost from Sen. Elizabeth Warren as their campaign to repeal the state's casino law heads into the final stretch. The first-term Democrat said Monday she'll likely vote in favor of repealing the 2011 state law that opened the door for...

  • Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood. The...

  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars...

  • Utah women target Carl's Jr. for racy ads

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of Utah women dedicated to pushing back against the objectification of women say Carl's Jr. has gone too far with its long-running line of TV ads featuring women in bikinis eating the company's burgers in seductive poses. Twin sisters Lexie and Lindsay Kite,...

  • Clarion-Ledger editor departing for South Carolina

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brian Tolley is leaving as executive editor of The Clarion-Ledger to lead two newspapers in South Carolina. Tolley has held the top newsroom job since March 2012 at the daily newspaper in Mississippi's capital city and owned by Gannett Co. The Clarion-Ledger reported...

  • Goodyear says it won't build new factory in Ohio

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron and Summit County officials say Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. won't build its new $500 million plant in Ohio. Officials received a letter Tuesday from the Akron-based tire company, explaining that Ohio will no longer be considered for the new factory, which will serve...

  • Legislators discuss relaxing wine-shipping laws

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakotans could be getting their favorite rare vintages shipped to their doorsteps in a few years, but only if a state lawmakers can come to a consensus on some key details. Legislators on the Alcohol Distribution and Shipping committee met Tuesday in Pierre to discuss...

  • THEhotel in Vegas switches to new name Delano

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the South Beach-inspired Delano Las Vegas, the renamed and renovated property on the campus of Mandalay Bay that was previously known as THEhotel. The 1,100-room, all-suite hotel underwent an $80 million makeover starting in April and was...



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