New boss of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants plans expansion

CINCINNATI (AP) — The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle.

Atlanta-based NRD Capital took over after shareholder approval last week of its $175 million...

Trump's deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants is similar to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85...

Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's target level...

Berkshire Hathaway builds stake in refiner Phillips 66

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company has amassed a stake worth nearly $4.5 billion in Phillips 66 more than a year after trading a chunk of its holding in the oil refiner for a chemical business...

Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California's professional sports teams.

California's major league sports clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state...

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully...

Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

Josephine County Commissioner Cheryl Walker says that fertile seed is expensive and hard to...

Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain

GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) — The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they...