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  • Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts. Between the two, Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow spent nearly 13 years running Utah's top law enforcement office....

  • Southcentral Foundation announces new building

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Southcentral Foundation has announced it will build a new three-story, $28 million building in a growing area that straddles the University of Alaska and the medical district. The building should be open in the winter of 2015-2016, the Alaska Dispatch News reported...

  • 11,000 Kawasaki vehicles recalled for injury risk

    NEW YORK (AP) — About 11,000 Kawasaki off-road vehicles are being recalled because debris can cut through the foot rest area and hurt riders' legs. The recall is for 2012 and 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 vehicles with four-wheel drive. They were sold at Kawasaki dealers from October 2011 to July...

  • State economy outpaced US in 2nd quarter

    BOSTON (AP) — A new report says the Massachusetts economy grew at a solid clip in the second quarter of 2014, rebounding from a weak first quarter. The MassBenchmarks Current Economic Index said the state's unemployment rate continued to drop during the April-June period while payroll...

  • Yemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fuel prices in Yemen nearly doubled Wednesday as the government ended a fuel subsidy program costing billions of dollars, sparking scattered demonstrations that saw one person killed as authorities quickly dispersed protesters, security officials said. According to new...

  • Goodyear 2Q profit up 18 percent but shares slump

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Goodyear Tire's second-quarter earnings jumped 18 percent to $213 million, though revenue was softer than many had expected and volume slowed in Latin America. Shares slumped 8 percent Wednesday, the biggest decline in about two years. Overall tire sales rose 3 percent...

  • Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the...

  • Valero Energy 2Q profit rises 26 percent

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on Wednesday reported earnings that climbed by 26 percent in its second quarter, and fell short of analysts' expectations. The San Antonio-based company said net income increased to $588 million, or $1.10 per share, from $466 million, or 85 cents per...

  • Former IRS official called GOP 'crazies' in email

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lois Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in...

  • Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs

    DETROIT (AP) — A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in New York City names 29 people who were killed in...

  • Amazon ships first order from New Jersey

    ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The world's biggest online retailer has shipped its first order from its new distribution center in New Jersey. The Interplak All-In-One Sonic Water Jet was sent from Robbinsville to an Amazon customer in New York. Amazon.com says it expects to employ more than 1,000...

  • Boeing wrapping up work in Wichita

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — After more than 85 years in Wichita, Boeing recently auctioned off thousands of items from its hangars as the airplane manufacturer takes the final steps in its exodus from Kansas. At one time Boeing employed as many as 40,000 people in Wichita, and for decades was the...

  • Judge grants access for oil pipeline operations

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A refining company will be able to continue operating three pipelines that transport crude oil from Canada after a judge granted access to the final land parcel whose easement had expired. Phillips 66 had negotiated access agreements with about 600 landowners and the...

  • Phillips 66 2Q profit falls 9.9 percent

    HOUSTON (AP) — Phillips 66 said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income dropped 9.9 percent as demand for propane softened. The performance missed analysts' expectations. The Houston refiner's profit fell to $863 million, or $1.51 per share, from $958 million, or $1.53 per share, in the...

  • An early rally fades on the US stock market

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are turning mostly lower in midday trading, erasing an early gain. Genworth Financial sank 12 percent and Goodyear Tire & Rubber fell 7 percent after turning in results that disappointed investors. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell five points, or 0.3 percent, to...



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