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  • USDA: Nebraska corn harvest progress lagging

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says sunshine and higher-than-normal temperatures across much of the state last week helped crops mature. However, the USDA said in a report released Monday that only 3 percent of the state's corn had been harvested, compared with 9...

  • Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries' energy ministers this week. Though Merkel noted "small successes" in the overall effort to calm the crisis in Ukraine, she...

  • New Haven police halt brawl among iPhone customers

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A brawl among customers lining up to buy an iPhone at an Apple store in New Haven has led to three summonses and one customer who was put in police lockup. The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/ZbJj97 ) that police say the fight Monday involved more than a dozen...

  • Eurozone survey signals waning growth

    LONDON (AP) — Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. In its monthly survey, financial information company Markit said its purchasing managers' index...

  • Euro area gets new 10-euro bill

    BERLIN (AP) — The 18 countries that use the euro currency have a new 10-euro ($13) note, which the European Central Bank says has enhanced security features that will make it harder to counterfeit. The new note introduced Tuesday is the second in the bank's "Europa" series, featuring a portrait...

  • 2 Louisiana companies' Navy contracts total $26.8M

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pentagon says two Louisiana companies have Navy contracts worth a total of $26.8 million. A news release Monday says Swiftships Shipbuilding LLC of Morgan City has a contract capped at $18 million to maintain and support Iraqi patrol boats, offshore vessels and defender...

  • Poland plans to buy missiles for its F-16s from US

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. by November that includes cruise missiles for its F-16 fighter jets, the Polish defense minister said Tuesday. The plan comes as Poland intensifies efforts to modernize its military given...

  • 100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate...

  • China stocks rebound on stronger manufacturing

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rebounded Tuesday on unexpectedly strong manufacturing but other Asian markets fell following Wall Street's tumble. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 percent to 2,293.71 and Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.4 percent at 5,382.70. Tokyo was closed...

  • Reserves narrowing for California water wholesaler

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday. Without plentiful rain and snow in coming months, the Metropolitan Water...

  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's...

  • Mexico warns Arizona of waste spill into river

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer. Mexican officials on Monday issued a binational alert that contaminated water...

  • Brant named Civitas Media senior VP of sales

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Veteran newspaper executive Randall Brant has been named senior vice president of sales for Civitas Media. Michael Bush, president and CEO of the Davidson, North Carolina-based company, made the announcement Monday. Brant, whose new role began Monday, will lead all sales...

  • US cracks down on companies moving overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American companies from shifting their ownership abroad to shirk paying U.S. taxes. New regulations from the Treasury Department will make these co-called...

  • SEC giving $30M, biggest whistleblower award yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving its biggest award yet, about $30 million, to a whistleblower who provided key information that led to an enforcement action in a fraud case. The agency announced the award Monday. It was the SEC's 14th whistleblower award under...



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