• 2 to plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raids

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A father and son have agreed to plead guilty to crimes stemming from an investigation into suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district. Xilin Chen and his son, Tom Chen, signed plea agreements in federal court in Los...

  • Huge drop in West Virginia coal production forecast

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University researchers predict that state coal production will drop 39 percent compared with the industry's last high point in 2008 — less-than-encouraging news for more than 1,800 coal miners who learned last week they would likely lose their...

  • Team picked to build LaGuardia Airport's new main terminal

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The agency that operates New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday selected a team to build a new main terminal. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's board of commissioners voted to select LaGuardia Gateway Partners to replace the airport's aging Terminal B,...

  • Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free. The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google's desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually every part of people's lives. Google will...

  • US officials revive oil train safety order after complaints

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials are extending an order for railroads to notify states about shipments of hazardous crude oil shipments. Emergency responders had raised worries over a new rule that did away with the requirement. Trains hauling crude from the...

  • Union Pacific furloughs about 900 workers as shipments slow

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific has furloughed about 900 railroad workers because shipping demand has been weaker than expected. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said last month that it had begun reducing rail crews and storing some locomotives because shipping volume had been...

  • Apple buys a maker of futuristic augmented-reality software

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera. It's the latest sign that major tech companies see big potential for products...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ___ FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena. Such firms act like talent...

  • JPMorgan to lay off 5,000 employees across firm: WSJ

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. will cut about 5,000 jobs over the next year, as the bank closes branches and slims down its operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources. A representative for the New York bank declined to comment. The job cuts...

  • Walgreens chairman says company never planned to leave US

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walgreens Chairman James Skinner said Thursday that the drugstore operator never intended to leave the United States when it bought European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots last year. "The board never voted on this," Skinner said of the proposed move. "We...

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