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  • Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is planning to release data Tuesday on drug and medical device company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors. The goal is to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine. Consumer groups say it's overdue, but doctors' groups...

  • Revel casino auction to continue on Tuesday

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bankruptcy court auction for Revel, the failed luxury casino-hotel on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, is scheduled to resume. An auction that began last Wednesday was suspended due to the approach of the Rosh Hashanah holiday. It will continue on Tuesday. Revel has...

  • Brown says he's likely to sign plastic bag ban

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter. SB270 is one of the last major bills pending Tuesday, the deadline for the governor to sign or...

  • China manufacturing growth in September low

    BEIJING (AP) — A survey has found China's manufacturing activity in September held steady at the previous month's low level, indicating the world's second-largest economy faces risks to growth. HSBC Corp. said Tuesday its monthly purchasing managers' index stood at 50.2 on a 100-point scale on...

  • Lufthansa long-haul pilots start 15-hour strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Pilots on Lufthansa's long-haul fleet have started a 15-hour walkout at the airline's main Frankfurt hub in a festering contract dispute. The Vereinigung Cockpit union called members out on strike from 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) Tuesday in its fourth limited several-hour walkout over...

  • Meadery opens in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A mead-making operation has opened in Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Press reports ( http://bit.ly/1slRJHG ) that Arktos Meadery is the city's first meadery. It began distributing 500-milliliter bottle shipments two weeks ago. Its flagship brand is called Queen Bee....

  • China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances

    BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator has approved the iPhone 6 for sale after Apple Inc. promised never to allow other governments access to users' information. Tuesday's announcement reflected Chinese unease about the reliability of foreign communications technology following disclosures...

  • Ikea's lone Michigan store is planning expansion

    CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A building adjacent to an Ikea store west of Detroit is set to be demolished as part of the Swedish retailer's plan to expand its lone Michigan location. The razing of the 30,000 square-foot building is to take place on Tuesday in Canton Township. Ikea Canton...

  • Global stocks mostly higher after US declines

    BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street declined and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to political risk worries. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC-40 rose 0.5 percent to 9,380.11 and Germany's Dax gained 0.1 percent to 9,432.38....

  • How far can Obama pass the buck?

    Someone had his eye off the ball. It was probably not some "they," but rather the guy with the pen and the phone.

  • IRS agents' failure to track down delinquent taxpayers cost billions in 2012

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration or TIGTA, conducted the review and found that agents were "not always completely researching cases before closing them as uncollectible."

  • Lawmakers demand answers from Secret Service chief

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will be on the hot seat Tuesday morning after lawmakers rejected her request that the hearing be held in a closed, classified forum.

  • Energy group claims enviros suing more often, not less, despite 2011 deal

    Two environmental nonprofits are launching more Endangered Species Act lawsuits now than they did before signing a 2011 agreement with the federal government to file fewer such actions, according to a study made public Monday by an energy industry advocacy group.

  • One-third of 'disadvantaged' contracting dollars going to firms that are no longer disadvantaged

    Nearly one in three dollars that the federal government uses to meet its quota for buying from "disadvantaged" businesses didn't actually go to such firms, usually instead going to ones that were once in the training-wheels program, but have since outgrown it.

  • Holder announces program on Chicago crime

    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder Monday announced a new federal program to target high-crime cities, including Chicago, Ill., where shootings and other violent crime have skyrocketed.



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