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  • Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday released its mid-year summary of fatal...

  • Officials: Pine beetle infestation not over yet

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — While the mountain pine beetle epidemic has passed its peak, Montana forestry officials said Monday it's not over yet. The latest survey shows more than 526,000 acres of pine trees in the state were infested with the beetle in 2013, officials told the Board of Land...

  • Palace of 'Queen of Mean' goes on block for $65M

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut mansion that belonged to Leona Helmsley is on the market for $65 million after a three-year renovation. The mansion known as Dunnellen Hall is on 40 acres in Greenwich with distant views of Long Island Sound. The Greenwich Time reports...

  • Business owners concerned over Idaho liquor laws

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — State laws limiting the number of liquor licenses have created a lucrative resale market, but some people are concerned that the regulations are stunting economic growth. Idaho's liquor regulation has resulted in a scarcity of licenses, which in turn has caused...

  • Bank of Cyprus says 1 billion euros raised

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' largest bank says it has bolstered its capital base by raising 1 billion euros ($1.34 billion) through a private placement of new shares. Bank of Cyprus said in a statement late Monday that the new shares each valued at 0.24 euros ($0.32) went to institutional...

  • Wyoming seeks to widen space between wells, homes

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming regulators are looking at widening the minimum allowable distance between homes and oil and gas wells, a change industry officials say isn't needed and some landowners say likely won't be big enough. Wyoming's current standard of 350 feet allows oil and gas wells...

  • Nebraska wheat harvest making good progress

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers are making good progress in the state's wheat harvest thanks to recent dry weather. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that 79 percent of Nebraska's winter wheat crop had been harvested, which is only slightly behind the average of 83 percent....

  • Judge rules against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, OKs sale of team to ex-Microsoft CEO

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judge rules against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, OKs sale of team to ex-Microsoft CEO.

  • Business Highlights

    ___ US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign...

  • Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S....

  • House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added. The bipartisan legislation would roll back federal...

  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. It is the second-largest fine the agency has proposed against an...

  • Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That's four...

  • Cruz ends hold on nominees over FAA flight ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. Cruz said in a statement Monday that he received a briefing from...

  • Rates on US Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills unchanged, while rates on three-month bills rose to their highest level in four weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $27 billion in three-month bills at a discount...



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