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  • Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58. That's the largest drop this year. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday the decrease came despite a rise in crude-oil...

  • New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking

    MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — Jane Horton hates when someone near her on a beach lights up a cigarette. "It makes me gag," the Wall Township resident said from a sand chair on the Manasquan beach last week. "Even if they're not right on top of you, the wind still carries it into your face." But...

  • 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North...

  • AAA Michigan: Gas prices fall 14 cents in week

    DEARBON, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state dropped about 14 cents in the last week, the fourth straight week they've fallen. The auto club says that the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was $3.49 on Sunday. That's about 17 cents less...

  • Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia. A federal indictment unsealed in...

  • US attorneys turn up heat on health care fraud

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to...

  • German vice chancellor: press Russian oligarchs

    BERLIN (AP) — Europe should take aim at rich businesspeople who support Russia's government as it increases pressure on Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, Germany's vice chancellor said Sunday. European Union foreign ministers last week ordered the preparation of stepped-up sanctions,...

  • Cops: Dealership owner beaten in bad car deal dies

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island dealership owner who was struck with a two-by-four in a fight over a junk-car deal that went wrong has died. Providence police Maj. David A. Lapatin says I Buy Junk Cars owner Jonathan Stack died Saturday night, a day after the beating....

  • NYC's aging bus terminal to get patchwork fixes

    NEW YORK (AP) — At the nation's busiest bus station, winding lines of riders wait amid cracked floors, crumbling ceiling tiles and a wheezing air-conditioning system helped along by old-fashioned floor fans. Dark corridors of Manhattan's aging Port Authority Bus Terminal are populated by...

  • Smaller aerospace firms boost overseas presence

    MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — State economic development officials have used a high-profile air show in England earlier this month to help smaller aerospace companies in Connecticut do more business overseas. The Journal Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1prSZS7 ) that Connecticut's smaller...

  • Hospital work on schedule despite rainfall

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Construction of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center's $62 million Wellness Center is on schedule despite delays caused by summer rains. Project manager Wilson Alvarez of Jackson, Mississippi-based Johnson Construction said completion is expected in January 2016, The Daily...

  • Manhattan Moment: Professional licenses, not taxes, are the biggest barriers to small business creation

    What is the biggest challenge faced by small businesses today? Surprisingly the answer is not high taxes — it is professional licensing requirements.

  • The fight in Congress that has Democrats defending big business

    In the battle to renew the Export-Import Bank, Senate Democrats are lining up behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while many Republicans are in sympathy with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the iconic foe of crony capitalism.

  • Billionaire Obama adviser: Punish companies that ignore climate change

    The climate change debate took a sharp left turn on Tuesday when several former cabinet secretaries, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a key Wall Street donor to environmental causes said companies that don't buy into global warming should be punished and penalized.

  • Oops: Here's who wound up with half a million dollars in federal money

    Nearly $500,000 in Indiana venture capital funds wound up going to a startup business headed by the very man whose firm had been hired by Indiana to manage the venture capital fund.



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