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  • Stocks push to record highs, continuing a rally Associated Press - 3 minutes 34 seconds ago
    Stocks push to record highs, continuing a rally

    Stocks are back at record highs as the market posts its fourth gain in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 154 points, or 0.9 percent, to 17,959 Monday, narrowly beating the record high it set ...

  • Steelcase posts 3Q profit Associated Press - 5 minutes ago

    The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company said it had net income of 9 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, were 29 cents per share. The office furniture maker posted revenue of $800 ...

  • NY health exchange reports 225,000 more enrolled Associated Press - 10 minutes ago

    New York's health exchange reports more than 225,000 people have newly enrolled for coverage starting next year. The Health Department says that total includes 83,057 people covered by private insurers ...

  • Spain hands out $3B in planet's biggest lottery Associated Press - 15 minutes ago
    Spain hands out $3B in planet's biggest lottery

    Spaniards and Latin American immigrants who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, cracking open bottles of champagne on the streets as they celebrated ...

  • Grain mixed, livestock mostly higher Associated Press - 16 minutes ago

    Grain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery declined 6.50 cents to $6.2575 a bushel; Mar corn was up 1.25 cents to 4.1175 a bushel; Mar oats fell .75 cent to $3.0975 ...

  • Cuba: Asylum for fugitives is legitimate right Associated Press - 16 minutes ago
    Cuba: Asylum for fugitives is legitimate right

    Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming ...

  • Figures on government spending and debt Associated Press - 18 minutes ago

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

  • Energy firm to pay $1M over issues at Pa. gas well Associated Press - 21 minutes ago

    A landslide, wastewater spill and other issues at a southwestern Pennsylvania natural gas drilling site are resulting in a $1 million fine. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Monday (http://bit.ly/1v9mdrt ...

  • Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions Associated Press - 23 minutes ago

    Arizona officials said Monday they are changing the drugs they use in executions after an inmate in July gasped repeatedly over the course of nearly two hours while being put to death. According to a letter ...

  • NY settles Bank Leumi probe for $130 million Associated Press - 56 minutes ago

    New York regulators say Bank Leumi will pay $130 million and has fired two senior employees to settle an investigation into a scheme to help U.S. clients evade federal and state taxes. The Department of ...

  • US stock indexes drift higher in afternoon trading Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago
    Stocks push to record highs, continuing a rally

    Major stock indexes edged higher in afternoon trading Monday, on course to build on gains from last week. Pharmaceutical stocks were among the big risers. Discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening ...

  • Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions Associated Press - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
    Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions

    The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor ...

  • Cuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detente Associated Press - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
    Cuba: Asylum for fugitives is legitimate right

    Cuba is open to all of U.S. President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island, the country's head of North American affairs said Monday. ...

  • Ameren Missouri plans $135M in energy efficiency Associated Press - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Missouri's largest electric company said Monday that it plans to invest $135 million in energy efficiency programs for customers over a three-year period. Ameren Missouri said its costs for the energy ...

  • Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project Associated Press - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company have broken ground on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal. Vice President Omar Halleslevens with Wang Jing, president of the ...

  • Ex Petrobras manager says she spoke with CEO about anomalies Associated Press - 1 hour 39 minutes ago
    Ex Petrobras manager says she spoke with CEO about anomalies

    President Dilma Rousseff on Monday sharply defended the chief executive officer of the Brazil's state-run oil company despite allegations she was told years ago about some of the irregularities that are ...

  • BMW to replace air bags nationwide, joining other automakers Associated Press - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    BMW has agreed to demands from the government to replace driver's-side air bags across the entire U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pushing companies to recall older cars ...

  • Greek prosecutor rejects lawmaker's bribe claims Associated Press - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    A judicial investigation has dismissed a Greek lawmaker's allegations that he was offered money to back the government candidate in the country's fraught presidential vote. Court officials said Monday ...

  • BMW expands US air bag recall nationwide Associated Press - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    BMW has agreed to demands from the government to expand a recall of driver's-side air bags to the entire U.S. The recall affects 140,000 BMW 3 Series cars made between January 2004 and August 2006. The ...

  • Eli Lilly to sell heartworm line for Novartis deal approval Associated Press - 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    Eli Lilly will sell its heartworm treatment for dogs to garner U.S. approval for its $5.4 billion acquisition of the animal health division belonging to Norvartis. The Federal Trade Commission said Monday ...

  • TripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trust Associated Press - 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a ...

  • FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign Associated Press - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
    FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign

    Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials said Monday they are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign. ...

  • Tesco stumbles as falling energy prices cut into 4Q outlook Associated Press - 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    Tesco pulled back significantly on its expectations for the last quarter of the year amid delayed and cancelled orders from clients in the energy sector and as the Russian economy is pummeled by tumbling ...

  • NY to finalize details before casino work begins Associated Press - 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    Work on new casinos planned for upstate New York won't begin until environmental reviews and casino executive background checks are completed โ€” but state officials said Monday they're moving as quickly ...

  • It's down to the wire for online shopping Associated Press - 2 hours 22 minutes ago
    It's down to the wire for online shopping

    As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late ...

  • Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows Associated Press - 2 hours 28 minutes ago
    Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows

    This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough to ...

  • Railroads seek one-person crews for freight trains Associated Press - 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) โ€” When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard โ€” an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.: Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA fell 31.3 percent to $32.65. Corium Intl Inc. fell 16.4 percent to $6.56. Calithera Bioscience fell ...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 16.3 percent to $16.52 with 24,767,600 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose .8 percent to $112.70 with 20,053,300 shares ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: Ocwen Financial Corp. fell 26.9 percent to $16.00. VOC Energy Trust fell 19.0 percent to $5.95. Pretium Resources Inc. ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: Nevro Corp. rose 10.2 percent to $38.32. Omega Protein Corp. rose 8.7 percent to $10.07. Skilled Healthcare Group rose ...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. rose .4 percent to $33.68 with 10,988,100 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose .4 percent to $17.69 with 23,150,600 shares ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.: Radius Health Inc. rose 31.4 percent to $42.09. Advaxis Inc. rose 30.7 percent to $7.33. Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund rose 20.5 percent ...

  • Midday Glance: Utilities companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top utilities companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: American Electric Power Co. fell $.12 or .2 percent, to $59.77. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell $.14 or .2 percent, to $65.55. Dominion ...

  • Midday Glance: Specialty Retail companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Autozone Inc. fell $3.42 or .6 percent, to $615.18. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. rose $1.40 or 1.9 percent, to $74.95. Best Buy rose $.24 or ...

  • Midday Glance: Supermarkets companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top supermarkets companies are up at 1 p.m.: Kroger rose $.89 or 1.4 percent, to $64.44. Safeway rose $.19 or .5 percent, to $34.96. Supervalu rose $.16 or 1.7 percent, to $9.59. Whole Foods ...

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top staffing companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.02 or .1 percent, to $16.58. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell $.55 or 1.9 percent, to $28.75. ManpowerGroup ...

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. rose $.14 or .4 percent, to $33.68. Verizon Communications Inc. rose $.22 or .5 percent, to $47.24.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.50 or .7 percent, to $74.98. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell $.53 or .9 percent, to $60.78. Hospira fell ...

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top silver companies are down at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.03 or 1.1 percent, to $2.78. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.34 or 3.5 percent, to $9.29. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Brinker International Inc. rose $1.08 or 1.9 percent, to $58.19. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $13.07 or 2.0 percent, to $664.49. Darden ...

  • Midday Glance: Oil companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top oil companies are down at 1 p.m.: BP PLC fell $.52 or 1.3 percent, to $38.88. Chevron fell $1.64 or 1.5 percent, to $111.29. ConocoPhillips fell $2.24 or 3.2 percent, to $68.74. Exxon ...

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top railroad companies are up at 1 p.m.: CSX rose $.49 or 1.4 percent, to $36.25. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.36 or .5 percent, to $67.21. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $.28 ...

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Allergan fell $.57 or .3 percent, to $212.06. Baxter International Inc. rose $.50 or .7 percent, to $74.98. Boston Scientific Corp. fell ...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top managed care companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Aetna fell $.46 or .5 percent, to $90.38. Anthem rose $.30 or .2 percent, to $128.25. Cigna Corp. rose $.46 or .4 percent, to $104.99. Humana ...

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top internet companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Amazon rose $6.29 or 2.1 percent, to $306.19. eBay rose $.34 or .6 percent, to $57.48. Google A rose $9.06 or 1.7 percent, to $529.10. Groupon ...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top media companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Comcast Corp. rose $.26 or .5 percent, to $57.44. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.18 or 1.3 percent, to $94.07. Gannett fell $.46 or 1.4 percent, to $31.53. ...

  • Midday Glance: Leisure companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top leisure companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Carnival fell $.01 or percent, to $44.78. Las Vegas Sands Corp. fell $.63 or 1.1 percent, to $55.81. MGM Resorts International fell $.20 or 1.0 ...

  • Midday Glance: Machinery companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top machinery companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Caterpillar rose $.56 or .6 percent, to $92.27. Deere & Co. fell $.21 or .2 percent, to $89.89. Manitowoc rose $.33 or 1.7 percent, to $19.33. ...

  • Midday Glance: Insurance companies Associated Press - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Shares of some top insurance companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: ACE L rose $.46 or .4 percent, to $115.16. Aflac Inc. rose $.25 or .4 percent, to $61.43. American International Group rose $.21 or .4 percent, ...

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