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  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners. A workers' revolt at the Market Basket supermarket...

  • Maryland casino eyes soon-to-be-fired AC workers

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Maryland casino is looking to hire some of the soon-to-be-jobless Atlantic City casino workers. Maryland Live! is holding job fairs next week at the Sheraton hotel across from the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Hanover, Maryland casino held a similar...

  • California state senator facing additional charge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown. A new indictment unsealed in San Francisco...

  • Louisiana firm wins West Pier contract

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Port of Gulfport has awarded a $47 million contract for work on the port's West Pier. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/WHjigL ) the contract went to Southern Industrial Contractors LLC of Rayville, Louisiana. The company will build a transit shed for tenants...

  • Treasurer: $1B in interest earned during tenure

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State Treasurer Ron Crane's office says Idaho has received more than $1 billion in interest earnings since he became treasurer in 1999. Crane called the accomplishment during his more than 15 years in office a historic milestone for the state. "Not one dollar of principal...

  • North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday. EPA On-Scene Coordinator Paul Peronard said it would not surprise him...

  • BP reaches settlement on oil-related spills

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP Exploration Alaska has agreed to settle a complaint with the state and federal governments over four oil-related spills on Alaska's North Slope from 2007 to 2011. The complaint and proposed settlement were filed in federal court Friday. The proposed settlement calls...

  • UPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California UPS delivery driver was arrested Friday for stealing dozens of shipped guns that were sold on the black market, federal prosecutors said. Curtis Hays, 36, of Rancho Cucamonga, was taken into custody on a federal indictment filed Wednesday in...

  • US regulators close small bank in Illinois

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 14 after 24 closures in all of 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over GreenChoice Bank FSB, based in Chicago. The bank, which operated three...

  • Correction: Rural Investment Dollars story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 24 about a new rural investment fund announced by the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado-based CoBank is donating $10 billion to a fund for rural investment projects. The bank is making the money available for loans. A...

  • Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

    MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products. The Russian consumer protection agency said Friday it is...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Friday

    Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Visa — both said that the second half of the year was...

  • Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Visa — both said that the second half...

  • Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con. Fans gathered Friday at the Capitol Gallery in downtown San Diego, where holographic versions of two characters from the film offered visitors a silent welcome before the...

  • Tyson Foods closing 3 plants in Iowa, NY, NM

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed. Tyson, the biggest U.S. meat processor, announced Friday the planned closures of the plants in Cherokee,...



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