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  • Business Highlights

    ___ As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out? NEW YORK (AP) — 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...

  • Montana report: Jobs outlook good through 2015

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana ranks fifth in the country for employment growth, but it faces slower growth in the future as many members of an aging workforce retire, state officials said Friday. The Department of Labor and Industry's Labor Day report shows the unemployment rate has dropped...

  • Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

    BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say. Some business owners report profits up 20 to 30...

  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

    An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after they were...

  • American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz. Orbitz said Friday that it has reached an agreement with the airline that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its websites. Terms of their agreement were...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

    Stocks ended higher Friday, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its fourth record-high close in five days. Investors weighed better-than-expected company earnings against mixed reports on the U.S. economy. Trading was quiet ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend. On Friday: The Dow...

  • Splunk, Tesla are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Big Lots Inc., down 85 cents to $46.35 Shares of the discount retailer fell, even as it reported a second-quarter profit that beat Wall Street...

  • Duke proposes $1.9 billion Indiana grid upgrade

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke Energy asked state regulators Friday to approve a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its Indiana electric grid, improvements the utility said would help reduce power outages by adding "self-healing" smart technologies to the grid. Duke is Indiana's largest electric utility,...

  • Initial unemployment claims fall

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 23 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,268 from the previous week's total of 2,342. For the...

  • Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. The food maker said that, while unlikely, the product may spoil prematurely or cause a food borne illness. Kraft Foods Group...

  • Stock market closes at record high

    The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading. Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped nearly 8 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates. The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed. Consumer sentiment improved in August,...

  • Black sea bass fishery to see new rules in Maine

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine fishery officials on Friday proposed regulations to manage black sea bass, a species that is increasing in abundance in the state's waters. The regulations would govern recreational and commercial fishing of the species, said Maine Department of Marine Resources...

  • 2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday struck down exceptions to the state's public smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco shops, but it spared the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking. The decision came in the case of Big John's Billiards, an Omaha pool hall,...

  • Feds investigate Idaho Medicaid contractor

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws. In a collaborative report from the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1pqUk0O ), health...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.



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