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  • Son, missing home, pleads guilty in World Cup betting case

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The son of a wealthy Malaysian businessman accused of running an illegal sports betting ring together during the World Cup has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in order to return home. Darren Wai Kit Phua, 23, was arrested in July with his father and several others...

  • Duke pollution could continue under proposed permits

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy could legally leak pollutants from some of its coal ash dumps under new wastewater permits proposed Friday by North Carolina regulators. Just days after federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Duke over the leaks, the North Carolina...

  • Wal-Mart denies claims in lawsuit over fatal store shooting

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wal-Mart on Friday denied responsibility for the death of a man fatally shot by police while carrying an air rifle in one of its stores last year. John Crawford III was shot in August when police responded to a 911 call reporting a man waving what appeared to be...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    ___ Why 5.5 percent unemployment isn't as great as it seems WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent — the level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound. The jobless...

  • Why 5.5 percent unemployment isn't as great as it seems

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent — a level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound. While U.S. employers added a solid 295,000 jobs in February, and the...

  • TurboTax maker says it received gov't inquiries about fraud

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of TurboTax software said Friday that it had been contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies about a recent spike in fraudulent income tax filings. Intuit Inc. said that it received a formal request for information from the...

  • NTSB has plenty of questions to answer in NYC runway slide

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into a Delta jetliner that slid off a runway while landing during a snowstorm at LaGuardia Airport, there is no shortage of questions to pursue: How big a factor was the snow? Was the runway too...

  • Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, according to railroad officials. The fire continued...

  • Man again accused of stalking Yahoo CEO

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of threatening Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is now accused of sending her dozens of sexually graphic emails. Austin police say 30-year-old Gregory Calvin King was arrested Thursday, a month after he was released from a federal prison in Texas. He's...

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 75 to 1,192

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 75 this week to 1,192 amid depressed oil prices. Baker Hughes said Friday 922 rigs were seeking oil and 268 were exploring for natural gas, with...

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