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  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told the...

  • Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Friday that the jury's award was excessive. A...

  • German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    BERLIN (AP) — Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine. It might seem like enough to put any...

  • Power restored in downtown Jackson

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Power has been restored to downtown Jackson where an outage stalled work in state and local government offices and some private businesses for about 1½ hours. Officials of Entergy Mississippi say about 415 customers temporarily lost electric power Friday from about 10:30...

  • Bozeman residents sue over nondiscrimination rules

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Five Bozeman residents are suing the city, the mayor and city commissioners arguing that the city did not have the legal authority to enact an ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. In June, Bozeman became the...

  • Stalemate between Nebraska insurer, hospital chain

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives is set to expire Sunday after the two sides failed Friday to agree on rates. The failed bargaining means that starting Monday, people who visit doctors or hospitals in Nebraska associated...

  • Spirit AeroSystems offers voluntary retirements

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spirit AeroSystems is offering a voluntary retirement program to some management and salaried employees in Wichita and Kinston, North Carolina. Company spokesman Ken Evans said Thursday the employees must be older than 55 and have worked at least 10 years with Spirit to...

  • Crest Industries to expand Precision Cutting

    EUNICE, La. (AP) — Crest Industries is acquiring the assets and will expand the workforce of Eunice-based Precision Cutting Specialties Inc. Crest, based in Pineville, will invest $5 million to develop a new cutting, machining and fabrication facility in Eunice and add new machining centers to...

  • Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years. Italy's Fiat and Chrysler are merging to form Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Fiat said in a statement Friday that an ongoing tally of investors suggests there is not enough opposition to...

  • Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products. The candy maker on Friday announced the new design, which adds a new version of the Kisses chocolate at the end of the company's...

  • More Indiana options coming on insurance exchange

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents will have more than triple the number of health insurance plans to choose from when the federal insurance exchange enrollment period starts in November, according to a state official. Indiana Department of Insurance attorney Tina Korty told a legislative...

  • Stock market edges higher in midday trading

    U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in quiet trading. Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped 9 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates. The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed. Consumer sentiment improved in August, while spending fell and income growth slowed...

  • '99 Homes' brings US subprime crisis to Venice

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material. The Sunshine State looks pretty shady in Ramin Bahrani's Orlando-set drama, one of 20 films competing for prizes at the Venice Film Festival. The movie stars...

  • US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups. The University of Michigan said Friday its index of consumer sentiment rose to 82.5 from...

  • As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and with each record close, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. If only you had done that in the crashes that began in 2000 and 2008, you might be a lot richer. Plenty...



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