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  • Initial unemployment claims fall

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 16 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,342 from the previous week's total of 2,364. For the...

  • Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

    BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO. In a statement...

  • Rocket explodes during test flight; no injuries

    MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site. A SpaceX statement said nobody was injured in the Friday afternoon explosion at its test site in McGregor, Texas, 23 miles southeast of Waco. In a...

  • Goldman in deal worth $1.2B over US bond claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which...

  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their...

  • Recalls this week: bean bag chairs, cribs

    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other recalled products include convertible cribs with a defect that can create a hazardous gap. Here's a more detailed look: BEAN BAG CHAIRS DETAILS:...

  • Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange. The lawsuit, filed in Marion County Circuit Court in...

  • Colorado pot tax foes lose 1st round

    DENVER (AP) — A handful of marijuana activists in Denver have lost their first effort to have pot taxes thrown out. The activists argued in a daylong hearing Friday that because pot is illegal under federal law, the state of Colorado can't collect taxes on the drug. Denver District Court Judge...

  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to...

  • Hospital manager says it paid LSU $7M in dispute

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe said it paid the university system nearly $7 million Friday for back-owed debts tied to privatization, less than one-third of the amount demanded by LSU in a collection letter this week. The...

  • Driver of overweight big rig nabbed in Vermont

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A trucker carrying part of a giant crane to a state bridge job had too much weight on his rig and too much alcohol in his system, the state Department of Motor Vehicles said Friday. DMV personnel at a weigh-in station on Interstate 89 northbound in Colchester said they...

  • Mexico creates special force for economic crime

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions. Drug gangs have long penetrated some Mexican mining and agricultural sectors, but...

  • A Brazil World Cup bonanza _ for other countries

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Central Bank says spending by foreign tourists shot up 60 percent during the two months overlapped by its hosting of the World Cup, reaching nearly $1.59 billion. But the bank's Friday report says Brazilians themselves spent even more abroad — $4.4 billion during June...

  • Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation

    DETROIT (AP) — An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven. The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit group founded by Ralph Nader, filed a petition Friday asking the...

  • Jumbo ship, dock parts expected on Columbia River

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A heavy-lift vessel transporting the parts for a $50 million dry dock will be a striking sight this weekend as it makes its way up the Columbia River to Portland. The Dutch vessel Blue Marlin is carrying the Chinese-built components of the dry dock that Vigor Industrial...



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