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  • Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire. The agency stopped mailing the statements to most workers two years ago to save money. Instead, Social Security directed...

  • Lilly, AstraZeneca team up on Alzheimer's drug

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly and Co. plans to pay up to $500 million to fellow drugmaker AstraZeneca as part of a collaboration to develop and sell a potential Alzheimer's disease treatment that is in the early stages of clinical testing. Lilly said Tuesday it will make an initial milestone...

  • Mall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher

    NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. The cash-and-stock deal is worth about $2.06 billion. The combined company will own 119 malls and shopping centers...

  • US stocks slightly higher ahead of Fed meeting

    NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks inched higher in the first half hour of trading Tuesday after losses in technology and small-company stocks a day earlier. Investors are keeping an eye on a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that starts Tuesday. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose two...

  • Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. But since then, The...

  • Jepsen raises privacy issues with new Apple watch

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has raised concerns about the privacy protections with Apple's new Apple Watch. Jepsen wrote to CEO Tim Cook on Monday asking about the recently introduced product's ability to store, collect and use consumers' health...

  • German court lifts injunction banning Uber

    BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country. The Frankfurt state court ruled Tuesday that the urgent measures taxi drivers won against their upstart rival last month weren't warranted. The...

  • US producer prices unchanged in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check. Wholesale gas prices fell 1.4 percent last month and food costs dropped 0.5 percent, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Those declines...

  • PG&E officials leave posts over improper emails

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emails showing California regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. appearing to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases led the state's top regulator to remove himself from two PG&E cases and four senior officials on both sides to...

  • Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling public roads. The agency is issuing permits Tuesday that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods — with a human "safety driver" behind...

  • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

    ATLANTA (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. The company did not immediately say how the...

  • Humana board OKs $2 billion in share repurchases

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Humana's board of directors has replaced the health insurer's share buyback plan with a bigger authorization for $2 billion in repurchases. The Louisville, Kentucky, company said Tuesday that the new authorization expires Dec. 31, 2016. It replaces a $1 billion buyback...

  • Columbus-based payment firm to expand in McDonough

    MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — State officials say a Columbus-based payments company will expand in McDonough, creating up to 450 jobs. Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement that TSYS will build a new customer service center in the Henry County community. Officials said the 62,000-square-foot facility...

  • Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

    MOSCOW (AP) — A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court. London-listed...

  • Sears takes $400M loan from Lampert's hedge fund

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is taking out a $400 million secured short-term loan from a hedge fund run by CEO Edward Lampert. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois, company, which runs Sears and Kmart stores, said in a regulatory filing that the loan is from entities affiliated with Lampert's ESL Investments...



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