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  • Judge eyes Trump Entertainment pension obligations

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing Thursday on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino. The judge had previously scheduled a mid-October...

  • FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission "will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we'll be...

  • Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations. Tate George said in a recent court filing that his conviction last fall should be...

  • Brain injury group: Concussion award scheme flawed

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A national brain injury group has condemned the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion claims as "deeply flawed," saying it excludes many former players suffering from mood swings, depression, aggression and other related problems. The Brain Injury Association of America...

  • Judge rules against investors in gov't dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against investors who are trying to collect billions of dollars in profits of government-chartered mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The decision by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to dismiss the investors' lawsuits was a...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for...

  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine. The value of industry payments and...

  • A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag...

  • Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its third monthly drop this year. The market spent Tuesday wavering between minor gains and...

  • Montpelier gets boost in eliminating fossil fuels

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A long-term plan to eliminate the state capital city's dependence on fossil fuels is getting a boost from two new projects: one to install more solar panels at an insurance company and another to meet more heating needs with a new biomass heating facility. On Tuesday,...

  • Colorado's pot market getting new competition

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element Wednesday — competition. The state gave medical marijuana dispensaries and growers a nine-month exclusive on the new recreational pot business, fearing an unmanageable explosion of new businesses. The grandfathering...

  • Gov. Snyder signs career, technical education bill

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation requiring the state to provide information about career and technical education programs to school officials who ask for it. The legislation requires that the Michigan Education Department post information on its website about best...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Buffalo grain silos being turned into huge beer ad

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A cluster of 100-foot-tall grain silos in Buffalo is being turned into the world's largest six-pack. Crews are installing rolls of vinyl wrap spelling out Labatt Blue on six silos at the former GLF grain mill operation near the city's Lake Erie waterfront, home to several...

  • Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to upgrade existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading...



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