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  • Providence, RI, sues firms over stock trades

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Providence, R.I., is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading. The federal complaint was filed Friday in New York on behalf of city investment funds that traded stocks in the U.S. since April 18, 2009. It claims that stock exchanges,...

  • Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year. The Bombardier CL-600 became the subject of international...

  • US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday. The Connecticut Democrat announced the fines for 139 violations since 2004 in...

  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone. Introducing such a...

  • Senate to debate rideshare regulations

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft. The contentious debate has pitted traditional taxi companies against the new tech startups that...

  • Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution. Mitchell Steven Behm, 55, of Coto de Caza, also was sentenced to five...

  • US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for...

  • Judge says American can't end retiree benefits yet

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by American Airlines to quickly cut off benefits for many of its retirees. American wants retirees who wish to keep their benefits to pay all the cost. Now the dispute could go to negotiations or a trial. On Friday, U.S....

  • Cottonwood Artists' School building in Colorado Springs hit with foreclosure notice

    by Rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The nonprofit Cottonwood Artists' School, which operates the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, has been hit with a foreclosure notice on its downtown building where artists rent studio space and conduct classes and workshops. The Cottonwood Artists' School owes $2.6 million toward its...

  • White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between...

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