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  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the federal government just 14 years ago. The Monterey Bay...

  • US rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service. The Transportation Department turned...

  • Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood. The California Public Utilities Commission said the figure...

  • Goodwill stores in Pikes Peak region impacted by data theft

    DENVER - Goodwill Industries says 11 stores in southern and southwestern Colorado were affected by the theft of customers' credit card and debit card numbers. The organization said Tuesday six of the stores are in Colorado Springs and the others are in Canon City, Fountain, Grand Junction, Pueblo and Woodland Park. Goodwill says customer...

  • MONEY & THE LAW: National commission pushes privacy act through

    Having a country divided into 50 states has its advantages (variety in license plates, increased opportunities for politicians, multiple state rocks). But it also has its drawbacks. One of those is differing state laws. Diversity of laws may be good for lawyers' incomes, but it's not good for commerce or other activities that cross state...

  • IT'S YOUR MONEY: Some risk is inherent in seeking greater returns

    Pick one of these statements that describes your investment outlook: (1) I want an investment that is really safe. I don't want to lose any money! (2) I want my money to work hard. I want to see some great returns! If you really picked only one, you're already more realistic than many people. Plenty of smart individuals believe they should...

  • ESSENTIALS: Business briefs from the Pikes Peak region

    - Trine Aerospace & Defense has received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration that enables it to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul services on rotor-wing aircraft. Company president and CEO Britt Ham said Trine is one of the few facilities in the area to be certified as a helicopter repair station. "The certificate...

  • Attorney: Detroit needs debt plan to survive

    DETROIT (AP) — The plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is the vehicle the Motor City needs to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow the city to survive, one of Detroit's attorneys told the federal judge at the helm of the historic bankruptcy trial, which started Tuesday. Bruce Bennett said during his opening...

  • 'Guardians' tops box office for the summer, year

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Guardians of the Galaxy" closed out the summer movie season with a first-place finish. Marvel's Disney-distributed space adventure — the top-grossing film of the year so far in North America — added another $22.9 million to its coffers over Labor Day weekend. Paramount's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and the Warner Bros....

  • Business Highlights

    ___ It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat NEW YORK (AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats....

  • Figures on government spending and debt

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

  • Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's newest casino — and its biggest, costliest flop — went out with barely a whimper. Revel Casino Hotel opened a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market. But the $2.4 billion resort shut down Tuesday as its casino closed one day after the...

  • Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation — if all the pieces fall into place. A federal judge still has to approve the settlement. That same judge has...

  • Russia investment fund hides US advisers' names

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A $10 billion investment fund backed by the Russian government that has avoided being targeted by U.S. economic sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine redesigned its website Tuesday and made it more difficult to find names of prominent U.S. and European executives on its international advisory board. The Russian Direct...

  • US stock market ends slightly lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over weaker global growth appeared to overshadow strong reports about the U.S. economy Tuesday, nudging the stock market to a tiny loss. Crude prices sank 3 percent, pulling down stocks of oil producers. Small-companies, which have fewer ties to the world economy, made gains. Meanwhile, the dollar reached a one-year...

  • McDonald's boosts oversight of Chinese suppliers

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's said it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain's sales and reputation. The company said Tuesday it plans to increase audits and video monitoring at its suppliers and send more employees to meat production facilities to ensure its food is...

  • Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase

    NEW YORK (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector by buying the high-end Prestige Cruises International in a deal valued at about $3 billion, including debt. The deal will give Norwegian access to Prestige's eight ships on the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines and its big-ticket vacation packages. Norwegian,...

  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement. "Protecting our customers' information is something we take extremely...

  • Novartis and Exelixis are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Novartis AG, up $3.43 to $93.47 The drug developer presented positive data for a potential heart-failure drug and will ask for approval by the end of the year. Las Vegas Sands Corp., down $3.41 to $63.10...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 25 to Sunday, August 31 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Jessie Ware, "Say You Love Me" (Island Records) 2. Eminem, "Guts Over Fear"...

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