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  • Civeo plans move to Canada, gives shaky forecast

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Work force accommodations company Civeo said Monday that it will reincorporate in Canada to lower its tax payments and improve its financial flexibility. Civeo was spun off from Oil States International Inc. earlier this year, and was conducting a review of its...

  • Marijuana industry makes political donations

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. The...

  • US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year. Consumer spending in August rose 0.5 percent from the previous month after showing no gain in July,...

  • US grants $450M to link job training to employers

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden announced almost a half-billion dollars of grants Monday to community colleges working with employers on job training. Linking training to industry demand is key to the Obama administration's strategy for improving wages and reducing...

  • Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them. Then, looking at the display on a new weather-radar system, the pilots saw a way...

  • Voice of the consumer: Don't be fooled by offers in the mail

    By Betty Sexton, Voice of the Consumer
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Last week I heard from two folks who received the same notice from National Parcel Services. The mailer says "Official Matter" and "Read at once." It claims a package is ready to be shipped to you, but you only have 72 hours to respond. It says the merchandise is jewelry originally...

  • New EU trade chief seeks reset in US trade talks

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Acknowledging strong public skepticism in Europe over free trade talks with the U.S., the European Union's incoming trade chief on Monday called for a "fresh start" and more transparency in the negotiations. Sweden's Cecilia Malmstrom said she was "struck by the...

  • FAA orders review in Chicago air traffic snarl

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility, agency administrator Michael Huerta said...

  • Macy's joins others in a big holiday hiring spree

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's plans to hire about 86,000 seasonal holiday workers nationwide to bolster its stores, call centers and distribution hubs, a 3.6 percent increase from last year. The department store chain, which also operates Bloomingdale's, said Monday that the growth is being...

  • Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1 percent over the...

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