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  • AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems. The stricter standard makes good on a...

  • 5th person pleads guilty in drug warehouse heist

    Updated: 32 min ago

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A fifth person has pleaded guilty to participating in a 2010 Connecticut warehouse heist that prosecutors say involved up to $100 million in prescription drugs. Cuban citizen and Miami resident Rafael Lopez pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of...

  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

    Updated: 49 min ago

    The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and...

  • Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation. The 3-D printer delivered to the International Space Station two months ago made a sample replacement part for itself this week. It churned out a new faceplate for the print head casing....

  • Canadian pleads guilty in NY rhino horns case

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Canadian antiques dealer swept up in a U.S. crackdown on illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns pleaded guilty Tuesday to a wildlife smuggling charge. Xiao Ju Guan, also known as Tony Guan, entered the plea to a count of attempted smuggling in federal court in...

  • HP earnings show continued struggle

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead. CEO Meg Whitman has decided to split the pioneering Silicon Valley company in two. But she...

  • Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers." Advertisers can post promotions and discounts in users' Twitter feeds, whether or not the users follow those merchants on the short-messaging service. To redeem an offer, customers enter...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ___ US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a decade and pulling further ahead of other big economies of the world. The gross...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Tuesday

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday. Energy stocks fell as the price of oil resumed its descent. Traders speculated that member nations of the oil-producing group OPEC would fail to agree on production cuts at an upcoming meeting....

  • HSBC to pay $12.5 million to settle SEC charge

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC will pay $12.5 million to settle regulators' charges that its private-banking business based in Switzerland violated U.S. securities laws. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that the private-banking unit failed to register with the SEC before...

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