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  • Gold miners outraged at critical Nome letter

    NOME, Alaska (AP) — Nome gold miners are expressing outrage about a city letter citing the "negative social impacts" of their industry. Miners stormed the Nome City Council meeting Monday night to voice their anger about the July 15 letter to the state Department of Natural Resources from city...

  • Few applying for insurance acknowledge smoking

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Surveys show about 20 percent of adults in Iowa smoke regularly, but but a much smaller percentage acknowledged their habit when signing up for insurance with federally mandated forms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20 percent of...

  • Exelon will buy Integrys retail unit for $60M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Energy company Exelon said it will buy the retail business of competitor Integrys for $60 million. The business, called Integrys Energy Services, sells electricity and natural gas to about 1.2 million customers in 22 states and Washington DC. Exelon said the business will become...

  • Text of Lois Lerner's email exchange

    Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired. During the exchange, Lerner says she is traveling in Great Britain....

  • Greenpeace attorneys question P&G's damage claim

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys for nine Greenpeace activists facing felony charges for a stunning protest at Procter & Gamble's headquarters are challenging the consumer product company's damage claims. In a new court filing, defense attorneys want a Hamilton County Common Pleas judge to order P&G...

  • Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted...

  • Argentines shrug off risk of default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In 2001, it was ground zero for Argentina's financial earthquake. A neo-colonial architectural gem built long ago by the Bank of Boston, it became the focal point for angry mobs of protesters who stared down riot police to demand the return of their savings, which...

  • Comparing US Fed's views on inflation, job market

    A comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting June 17-18: JOB MARKET: Now: The Fed sees a better job market, but has added new qualifications: "Labor market conditions improved, with the unemployment rate declining further....

  • Fed slows bond buying further but provides no clear signal on timing of first rate hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed slows bond buying further but provides no clear signal on timing of first rate hike.

  • G-7 leaders say more Russia sanctions possible

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European leaders say they're prepared to intensify sanctions against Russia unless it moves to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine. The Group of Seven world leaders say in a statement that Russia hasn't changed course despite the downing of a Malaysia...

  • Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that growth in economic activity rebounded in the second quarter. Labor market conditions improved, with the...

  • Spirit Airlines adds flights to New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Spirit Airlines will start direct flights between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Chicago and Detroit this fall. Starting Nov. 6, the airline will fly to and from those cities once a day. The company, based in Miramar, Florida, announced the expanded...

  • Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class....

  • Superior Industries to shutter Rogers plant

    ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Superior Industries International Inc. announced Wednesday it would shutter its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs. The California-based company produces aluminum wheels for the auto industry, supplying to companies like Ford, General Motors, Toyota and...

  • New lawsuit in destructive Chinese drywall cases

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyers for people who say defective Chinese drywall wrecked their homes are again suing the manufacturers. And the lawsuit adds a new defendant — the Chinese commission that oversees 117 companies including in aerospace, nuclear power and electronics. Attorney Lenny Davis...



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