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  • NYC's Met opera still negotiating with 10 unions - 2014-08-19 9:29 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Contract negotiations are continuing between New York's Metropolitan Opera and 10 of its unions to avert a lockout.

  • China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe - 2014-08-19 9:17 PM

    BEIJING, China - China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry.

  • Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions - 2014-08-19 9:15 PM

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.

  • Prison company pays $8 million in back wages - 2014-08-19 9:14 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.

  • Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe - 2014-08-19 9:12 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.

  • Japan trade deficit widens, exports up slightly - 2014-08-19 9:06 PM

    TOKYO - Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen ($9.4 billion), though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday.

  • Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech - 2014-08-19 9:05 PM

    TOKYO - Asian stock markets got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar.

  • US safety agency offers online recall check - 2014-08-19 9:03 PM

    DETROIT - The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.

  • Free the booze, drink in the profits: study - 2014-08-19 9:00 PM

    TORONTO - Ontario could reap more money from booze sales and consumers could pay less for alcohol if the provincial government opened up the business to more retailers, a new report found.

  • Singer Ray J denies crimes at Beverly Hills hotel - 2014-08-19 6:48 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Singer Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward.

  • Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk - 2014-08-19 6:30 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

  • Kinder Morgan gets access to Burnaby Mountain - 2014-08-19 5:31 PM

    VANCOUVER - The National Energy Board has sided with Kinder Morgan in a dispute with the City of Burnaby over access to Burnaby Mountain.

  • No plans to invest in Sinopec: Couche-Tard - 2014-08-19 5:13 PM

    MONTREAL - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TAX:ATD.B) says it has no plans to buy a minority stake in China's Sinopec Sales.

  • Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation - 2014-08-19 5:03 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling.

  • AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules - 2014-08-19 4:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is promising to change the way travellers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

  • Lucrative Grand Canyon contract up for bid again - 2014-08-19 4:46 PM

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A lucrative contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon has been reopened for bidding in a process that will bring changes affecting the millions of people who visit the landmark each year.

  • Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board - 2014-08-19 4:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.

  • PetSmart to consider selling itself - 2014-08-19 4:31 PM

    Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering putting itself up for sale.

  • FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease - 2014-08-19 3:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease.

  • Trudeau blasts Harper's pipeline policy - 2014-08-19 3:29 PM

    EDMONTON - Justin Trudeau moseyed into Harper country Tuesday and accused the prime minister of being "all hat and no cattle" when it comes to pipelines.

  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe - 2014-08-19 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's former campaign manager and White House senior adviser David Plouffe is joining car service startup Uber as it seeks to expand in cities worldwide.

  • Attorney blasts fatal police shooting at Wal-Mart - 2014-08-19 3:17 PM

    CINCINNATI - An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store said Tuesday that surveillance video of the shooting shows it was unjustified, and the state's top lawman said a special grand jury will begin considering whether charges are appropriate against the officers.

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  • Designer sues Barnes & Noble over backpack profits - 2014-08-19 3:06 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - A former New York fashion student claims in a federal lawsuit that she hasn't made any money off a top-selling backpack she designed for Barnes & Noble.

  • Islanders announce sale of minority stake of club - 2014-08-19 2:48 PM

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.

  • Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill - 2014-08-19 2:48 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's top environmental official says a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals.

  • Mount Polley spill spurs uranium safety check - 2014-08-19 2:35 PM

    VANCOUVER - A toxic spill from a British Columbia mine has prompted the country's nuclear watchdog to request a series of checks at uranium facilities.

  • Uber hires former Obama adviser - 2014-08-19 2:11 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday - 2014-08-19 2:00 PM

    U.S. stocks gained Tuesday after investors got some encouraging news about home building, inflation and corporate earnings. Investors were encouraged by a bounce in home construction last month and news that consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in five months. Home Depot and TJX, the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other stores, both reported strong earnings.

  • Bellatrix target of activist investor Orange - 2014-08-19 1:52 PM

    CALGARY - Oil and gas developer Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (TSX:BXE) has become the target of a U.S. activist investor.


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