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  • Voice of the Consumer: Publishers Clearing House won't call you

    Betty Sexton
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    I'm trying my best not to sound like a broken record, but I feel compelled to repeat a warning about crooks calling you and claiming you're the next Publishers Clearing House winner. Please tell everyone you know that PCH, the biggest name in sweepstakes giveaways, does not call...

  • NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams. "I'm devastated," Johnson said after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's health and environmental...

  • 'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell. Peter Jackson's final installment of his six J.R.R. Tolkien adventures, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the...

  • Oneida Indians plan new 'Oz'-themed NY casino

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (AP) — The Oneida Indian Nation plans to open a $20 million casino with a "Wizard of Oz" theme in the village where author L. Frank Baum was born, the Oneidas confirmed Sunday. Ray Halbritter, chief executive officer of the Oneida Nation, said in a news release that...

  • US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels. And outside Orlando, Florida, Danny Howell just knows there would be demand for his classic Chevrolet...

  • US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths. Federal mine safety officials credit changes they've...

  • In latest TV spat, Fox News blocked from Dish Network

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations. The Fox blackout is just the latest skirmish as cable and satellite TV providers fight with...

  • California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. It's a rare case of the law getting ahead of an...

  • Survey: US gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that prices will likely keep falling. Lundberg says the average price of regular gasoline is...

  • National coal mining deaths

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — National coal mining deaths dropped by more than half the year after the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia, from 48 to 21, and there were 20 each in 2012 and 2013, and a record low of 15 so far in 2014. The U.S. averaged about 30 coal mining...

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