• Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals. The company said Monday in a regulatory...

  • Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI." After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring away from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Lost with the rocket was a...

  • Microsoft sheds some of its ad business, mapping service

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities that are more relevant to its core business. AOL will now sell ads on Microsoft...

  • Rates rise at weekly US Treasury auction

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction, with rates on six-month bills climbing to the highest level since late March. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.015 percent, up from 0.010...

  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    ___ Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5 referendum that...

  • Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union has filed a class action lawsuit against the federal personnel office and its leaders for failing to safeguard personal files from computer hackers. The suit argues that negligence by federal officials contributed to the cybertheft...

  • Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall. Chobani, a manufacturer of Greek yogurt, officials announced Monday it had been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to supply the...

  • Swedish woman gets $18 M in sex harassment suit against boss

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday. Hanna Bouveng, 25, accused Benjamin Wey in an $850 million lawsuit of using his power...

  • Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law

    Updated: 6 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare bipartisan scene at the White House, President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts. The measures...

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