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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems.
Sep 30, 2014 | 12:30 PM
Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills rising to the highest level in three weeks, while rates on six-month bills were unchanged. Separately, the Federal Reserve...
Sep 30, 2014 | 11:30 AM
Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem
DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. safety agency is looking into a car owner's allegations that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes, reviving a problem that appeared to be in the automaker's past. The inquiry by the...
Sep 30, 2014 | 11:30 AM
Ford shares fall as company lowers Europe outlook
At a conference for investors, the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker said it expects a pretax profit of around $6 billion this year, down from the $7 billion to $8 billion it previously forecast. Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks said record...
Sep 30, 2014 | 11:30 AM
Oregon cops: Suspect drove fast, had strong smell
(AP) — Officers in western Oregon say a suspect they tried to collar at a traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers, but eventually he was just too fragrant. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1ywUlp0) that the driver gave...
Sep 30, 2014 | 11:30 AM
Senators ask for more oil train notifications
Four West Coast senators are asking the federal government to expand a recent order for railroads to notify state emergency responders of crude oil shipments.
Sep 30, 2014 | 10:30 AM
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Monday
U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Monday after recovering most of an early slide. Investors were nervous about the latest geopolitical unrest, this time in Hong Kong as police clashed with protestors demanding democratic reforms in the former...
Sep 30, 2014 | 10:30 AM
Esterline to buy Belgium company’s display businesses
Esterline said it has agreed to acquire the aerospace and defense display businesses of Barco, a Belgium-based maker of harsh-environment displays for aviation, air traffic control and other markets.
Sep 30, 2014 | 9:30 AM
HomeStreet picks up small SoCal bank for about $130M
The parent of HomeStreet Bank has agreed to acquire Simplicity Bancorp of Covina, Calif., gaining seven retail bank branches in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
Sep 30, 2014 | 8:30 AM
Microsoft opening first full-line retail store in New York City | Pri0
Microsoft opened a temporary store in Times Square for the 2012 launch of Windows 8 and Surface, and subsequently set up a couple of smaller stores, offering a limited selection of products, in two New York City locations.
Sep 30, 2014 | 8:30 AM