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  • Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state would begin regulating its groundwater...

  • Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling after extensive...

  • EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent. In its final recommendation in a 597-page report, the agency staff agrees with EPA's outside scientific advisers that the...

  • Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&P eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for the first time. And the index ended August with a gain of...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    ___ As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out? NEW YORK (AP) — The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and with each record close, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. If only you had done that in the crashes that began in 2000 and 2008, you...

  • Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A casino hostess accused in a lawsuit of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work has been banned from contacting the customers until further notice. The Maryland Live Casino in Hanover sued Helena Wong, alleging that she...

  • Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say. Some business owners report profits up...

  • IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated. In a brief statement, the 24-member board...

  • American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz. Orbitz said Friday that it has reached an agreement with the airline that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its websites. Terms of their...

  • Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. The food maker said that, while unlikely, the product may spoil prematurely or cause a food borne illness. Kraft...

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