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  • Ina Garten turns to make-ahead meals in new book

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Ina Garten is a best-selling cookbook author, an Emmy-winning television host and the doyenne of casual elegance. But on a recent afternoon, the so-called "Barefoot Contessa" star looked around her East Hampton, New York, kitchen and realized that she had produced piles of cherry...

  • US stocks meander in afternoon trading

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market flipped between slight gains and losses on Tuesday, keeping the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for its third monthly drop this year. Ford Motor sank after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped after announcing plans to spin off PayPal....

  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a...

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said...

  • Colorado high court considers pot firing case

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are...

  • Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday. Concerns about the impact of pot farming were...

  • Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has...

  • US consumer confidence slides in September

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence deteriorated in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. But economists said the fall appears to be a temporary slip that shouldn't dampen consumer spending in the coming months. The Conference Board reported...

  • Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top oil industry official says the oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions,...

  • 2 children's sweatshirts recalled for choking risk

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two different children's hoodies were recalled Tuesday because of a possible choking risk. No injuries have been reported, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck that can get caught in playground...

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