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  • FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back. The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that two companies — Norm Thompson...

  • Shares of companies testing Ebola vaccines rise

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control said a patient being treated at a hospital in Dallas...

  • Windows 10 tries blending new with familiar

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. The company on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows...

  • SEC charges 2 with insider trading of Herbalife

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that it charged two men with insider trading after they learned that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman was betting against Herbalife Ltd.'s stock. The SEC said Filip Szymik, 28, was told by his roommate, then an analyst...

  • Judge eyes Trump Entertainment pension obligations

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing Thursday on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino. The judge had previously scheduled a...

  • Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations. Tate George said in a recent court filing that his conviction last fall...

  • Brain injury group: Concussion award scheme flawed

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A national brain injury group has condemned the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion claims as "deeply flawed," saying it excludes many former players suffering from mood swings, depression, aggression and other related problems. The Brain Injury Association...

  • Exxon fracking report responds to shareholders

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil issued a report Tuesday that acknowledges the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing but also defends the practice as being better for the environment than other types of energy production and generation. Under pressure from the corporate...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ___ School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap 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...

  • Judge rules against investors in gov't dispute

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against investors who are trying to collect billions of dollars in profits of government-chartered mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The decision by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to dismiss the investors' lawsuits...

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