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  • Candy magnate Forrest Mars Jr. dies at 84
    Seattle • Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M’s and Snick...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • General view of Hinkley Point B power station in Somerset, England, Thursday July 28, 2016. French energy company EDF is due to decide whether to go ahead with a major nuclear power plant project in southwest England that some consider too costly.  (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP) French energy company OKs risky nuclear plant
    Paris • French energy company EDF Thursday gave the green light to a major nuclear power plant project in southwest England that some consider too cos...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 06:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Standing Rock Sioux sues over pipeline permits
    Bismarck, N.D. • The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing federal regulators for approving part of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline between North Dakota and ...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, file photo, Mark Oldenburg processes outgoing orders at Amazon.com’s fulfillment center in DuPont, Wash. The crux of Amazon’s $99 annual Prime loyalty program is its free two-day shipping option. Amazon continues to invest heavily in improving its distribution: Building more distribution centers and looking to the future by partnering with the U.K. to speed up drone testing and readying its own fleet of cargo jets. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) Amazon’s large distribution empire is expanding
    New York • Online shoppers want their packages — now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens. Amazon’s Prime service has, at heart, ...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:54 pm   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, odds are displayed on a screen at a sports book owned and operated by CG Technology in Las Vegas. Nevada regulators are expected to approve a settlement with one of the state’s largest sports book operators, which has admitted to underpaying winning bets after it was warned to stay out of trouble following a separate scandal. The latest settlement before the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday, July 28, 2016, will fine CG Technology $1.5 million for miscalculations on its computerized betting system. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Troubled Nevada sports book operator fined again
    Las Vegas • Nevada regulators said Thursday they’ll let one of the state’s largest sports book operators stay in business after years of underpaying w...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Union: American pilots pushed to speed up flights
    Dallas • The pilots’ union president says American Airlines is reducing its safety margin by “manipulating” flight plans with tactics that include fas...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Briefs: Decorworx, Cottonwood Corp., Pluralsight
    Decorworx projected to receive tax rebates for adding 164 jobs Decorworx, a Cedar City company, is projected to receive tax rebates of up to $318,124...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, electronic screens post prices of Alphabet stock at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Business is booming at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on risky projects that may never produce any revenue. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Alphabet’s 2Q earnings soar despite rising losses
    San Francisco • Business is booming at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that ma...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • FAA safety probers can’t make surprise checks
    Washington • U.S. safety inspectors are generally unable to conduct unannounced inspections of foreign repair stations where most airlines send their ...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Japan Bank’s Kuroda: A moment to deliver or disappoint
    The policy decision by the Bank of Japan Friday is turning into one of the most closely watched economic events of the year in Japan, with Governor Ha...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Raytheon profit up as missile, space divisions gain
    Raytheon Co. topped analysts’ second-quarter profit estimates as the defense giant boosted sales in its missile and space businesses. Earnings from co...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Abbott CEO spends $45.5M to boost stocks
    Abbott Laboratories Chief Executive Miles White, in the midst of buying two medical technology rivals, told investors last week he thought the company...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Southwest, investors clash on revenue growth
    Southwest Airlines is resisting calls by some investors to pull back on planned expansion this year and raise fares, moves that could help stem declin...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oil firm Halcon Resources files for bankruptcy
    Halcon Resources Corp., the oil and gas explorer founded by wildcatter Floyd Wilson, filed for bankruptcy as part of a restructuring agreement reached...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Greenspan ‘nervous’ bond prices are too high
    Alan Greenspan is worried bond prices have risen too high. “We get very nervous when the stock price index goes to high p/e, we ought to be somewhat n...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Feb. 22, 2016 photo, Atlantic City NJ City Council President Marty Small speaks at a news conference in his city against a proposed state takeover of its finances. On Thursday July 28, 2016, the council called an emergency meeting to accept a $74 million state loan that Small said would help it get through the rest of the year while fighting off a proposed state takeover. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) Atlantic City to receive state loan to stave off default
    Atlantic City, N.J. is about to get a long-awaited state loan to help it stave off default and possibly bankruptcy. But it will pay a steep price if i...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world edged lower Thursday, July 28, 2016, as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the U.S. economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes, while anticipating more stimulus from Japan. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Stocks up a bit as investors digest earnings
    New York • Stocks had another day of meager gains on Thursday as investors worked through a new batch of mixed company earnings, including results fro...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ford, Whole Foods skid; Alere and Facebook jump
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: • Alere Inc., $5.09 to $36.56 The diagnostic test maker said a Justice Dep...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Railroads might have to let rivals serve their customers
    Omaha • Freight railroads could be forced to allow competing railroads to serve some customers along their tracks if federal regulators approve a new ...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. oil, gas applications could drop 40 percent
    Billings, Mont. • U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands to reduce delays...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lane Leavitt, who trains stunt actors and specializes in setting people on fire for movies and television, poses Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in his home that escaped damage when the Sand fire swept through Santa Clarita, Calif. over the weekend. Leavitt was relieved when he returned home Monday evening to find his home and business fully intact. The fire destroyed 18 homes and authorities said that by Tuesday it had burned more than 37,000 acres, about 58 square miles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Nevada board to settle with sports bookie
    Las Vegas • Nevada regulators are expected to approve a settlement with one of the state’s largest sports book operators after it acknowledged underpa...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, photo, shows the marquis signs for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Market Square. Chipotle announced Thursday, July 28, 2016, that the company’s first Tasty Made burger restaurant will open in the fall in Lancaster, Ohio. No other details were immediately available. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Chipotle branching out, plans burger restaurants
    New York • Chipotle, still struggling to win back customers after a series of food scares, plans to open its first burger restaurant this year. The c...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Watchdog: IMF reaction to Euro crisis “uneven
    Washington • The International Monetary Fund was unprepared for the debt crisis that hit Europe and was slow to press for debt relief that might have ...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 12:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. homeownership rate (62.9%) hits 51-year low
    Washington • The proportion of U.S. households that own homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years — evidence that rising property prices, high re...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 05:36 pm   |     |   Share