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  • Deal on health care aids port contract talks

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for...

  • SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and income. The Securities and Exchange Commission...

  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. Facing an expected onslaught of opposition, the administration plans to argue that Congress failed to provide enough...

  • Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's...

  • Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees. The decision by a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday covered drivers who worked for...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ___ 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest —...

  • GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans for their opposition to the union...

  • Baltimore's 1st casino highlights national trend

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of...

  • Express and Chico's are big market movers

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Express Inc., up $1.86 to $16.45 The clothing and accessories chain reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street...

  • Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row. The Standard & Poor's 500 eked out a gain of one-tenth of a point, enough to set another all-time high. The index closed at 2,000.12 points, a day after its first close above 2,000. The Dow...

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