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  • US cracks down on companies moving overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is cracking down on American companies that seek to reincorporate overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. In a so-called "tax inversion," a U.S. business merges with or is acquired by a foreign company in a country with a lower tax rate The Treasury...

  • 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...

  • Mining firm says rare mineral deposit bigger

    ELK CREEK, Neb. (AP) — This summer's drilling to explore a deposit of a rare heat-resistant element in southeast Nebraska prompted a Canadian mining firm to increase its estimate of the deposit's size. NioCorp Developments said Monday that the latest drilling results show that the niobium...

  • Cleveland Browns owners father in car crash

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A family spokesman says Pilot Flying J truck stop founder and father of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is all right after being involved in a three-car accident. Spokesman Tom Ingram says Jim Haslam was examined and released by his...

  • House signs off on Philly schools tax measure

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state House of Representatives on Monday advanced a bill to provide crucial revenue for the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District. Without debate, lawmakers by a vote of 114-84 approved the bill to authorize a $2-a-pack cigarette tax in the city. The bill has...

  • 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...

  • LA attorney faces suspension over doctored photos

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm's website that show her with high-profile people such as President Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Clooney. In an 18-page decision this month, Judge Donald Miles...

  • Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than a thousand activists gathered Monday in lower Manhattan's financial district, chanting, carrying signs and — in some places — sitting down in the street to protest what they said was...

  • Starbucks tests latte with stout flavor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the "savory toasty malt" flavor of a foamy mug of stout. The "Dark Barrel Latte" is being tested in a handful of stores in Ohio and Florida, said Linda Mills, a Starbucks spokeswoman. She said the drink is topped with whipped cream,...

  • Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba. Yahoo's stock fell Monday as investors grappled with uncertainty about CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to turn around the struggling Silicon Valley company. The sell-off came...

  • Rates on US Treasury bills drop at weekly auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction, with rates on three-month bills dropping to their lowest point since late 2011. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.010 percent, down from 0.015 percent...

  • Greektown Casino funds $1.25 million I-375 ramp

    DETROIT (AP) — The Greektown Casino-Hotel says it's paying about $1.25 million to widen an Interstate 375 exit ramp in downtown Detroit that serves the casino. Greektown spokeswoman Jennifer Kulczycki (kul-SIK'-ee) said Monday that crews will expand the southbound edit ramp this fall from one...

  • Tax refunds imminent as Colorado economy improves

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's growing economy means tax refunds are on the horizon for residents. State economists told lawmakers Monday that projections for tax collections continue increasing and they need to budget for refunds mandated by Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR....

  • Businesses and investors pressing for green policy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute. The idea, long advocated by...

  • Utah hosts US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual convention in Salt Lake City this week, a location the organization's leader said may seem "kind of counterintuitive." U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Javier Palomarez said that while Utah is...



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