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  • Attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairs

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit Tuesday against State Farm, alleging Louisiana's largest auto insurer is illegally steering customers involved in car accidents to repair shops that use junkyard parts and choose cheap fixes over safety. The lawsuit, filed...

  • New federal mining rule survives court challenge

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by the National Mining Association and other...

  • Showboat gets OK to close Aug 31; track slots eyed

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Momentum to shift some gambling away from Atlantic City increased Tuesday as a state senator introduced plans for a constitutional amendment that would put slot machines at New Jersey's four horse racing tracks, a business group increased its planning for an...

  • Conn. aids manufacturer to move Mass. division

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A manufacturing company has promised to increase its workforce by one-third as it moves a Massachusetts division to Connecticut with $2 million in state aid. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that C. Cowles and Co. is relocating its Carlin Combustion...

  • Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots. Here are some social media tips...

  • MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics. The MAC and ESPN officially announced the new deal, which runs through the 2026-27 season,...

  • NY regulators sanction Standard Chartered Bank

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Standard Chartered Bank reached an agreement with New York regulators to pay a $300 million penalty and suspend dollar exchanges through its New York branch for high-risk retail business clients at its SCB Hong Kong subsidiary. The Department of Financial Services said the...

  • Fresh reality TV was last week's big Nielsens draw

    NEW YORK (AP) — New reality fare remained a big draw on a prime-time landscape jammed otherwise with reruns. A double whammy of "America's Got Talent" gave NBC the week's two most-watched shows, and a triple helping of CBS' "Big Brother" rounded out the bottom of last week's Top 10, according...

  • Colorado BLM backs Thompson Divide lease decision

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is upholding its decision to extend the leases for 25 oil and gas wells in the Thompson Divide while it studies the environmental impacts of drilling there. The state BLM office announced the decision Monday, backing a ruling...

  • Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali capital to install new systems or fix faulty ones....

  • Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 11-18

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 11-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 10.0 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.7 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 8.1 million. 4. "60 Minutes," CBS,...

  • GOP-friendly business group to spend $2 million on elections

    The National Federation of Independent Business plans to spend up to $2 million on favored candidates in the November elections, mostly on paid advertising.

  • Here's the evidence that job creation is set to accelerate for real in 2014

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings grew from 4.6 million in May to 4.7 million in June, confirming a trend toward accelerating job creation in the first half of 2014.

  • VIDEO: Obama, Biden focus on business opportunities in Africa

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden focused on developing business in Africa at today's U.S. - Africa Business Forum as a part of the three-day U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit.

  • What if Obama defended American business?

    Just for once, wouldn't it be great if President Obama actually defended American business, instead of attacking it?



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