NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court gave new life Friday to oil giant BP PLC's claims that a judge's interpretation of a settlement after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could force the company to pay billions of dollars for bogus or inflated claims by businesses.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has given new life to oil giant BP PLC's claims that a judge's interpretation of a settlement after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could force the company to pay billions of dollars for bogus or inflated claims by businesses.
Shares of Wall Street darling Tesla Motors Inc. fell 6 percent Wednesday after the high-flying stock was downgraded by an investment house and pictures and video of a mysterious Tesla Model S fire circulated on the Internet.
SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday, paring losses during the trading session as investors looked for a possible thaw in negotiations over the government shutdown after a private-sector jobs report came out weaker than expected.
Tom Clancy's action-packed novels also inspired dozens of video games. His name has been associated with such long-running gaming franchises as "Ghost Recon" and "Splinter Cell." Clancy's credit also appears on the upcoming "The Division." His games have sold over 76 million copies worldwide.
DAY TWO: The stock market opened sharply lower on the second day of a partial shutdown of the U.S. government. It recouped some of the loss following news that President Barack Obama had summoned Congressional leaders to the White House for talks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell as much as 147 points in early trading, then pared its loss to 58 by the end of the day.
WASHINGTON - The holiday hiring season has started, and it looks as if it will be a challenge to match or surpass last year's strong showing. The sluggish economy is growing, but well below its potential, and competition is fierce from online companies, which hire fewer workers.
The Justice Department said it has arrested the mystery man who ran a hidden website called Silk Road that served as an Amazon.com-like marketplace for illegal drugs and guns, which were purchased with Bitcoin virtual currency.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Mining group Glencore Xstrata PLC says it will temporarily close the Falcondo nickel mine in the Dominican Republic that it had been seeking to expand amid environmental opposition.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The corporate owners of the Las Vegas Review-Journal want a federal judge to drop two top executives and three business entities from a lawsuit by the editor-publisher of the rival Las Vegas Sun that aims to block a buyout attempt.
Individuals wanting to learn more about the new health insurance marketplace are invited to attend a free informational meeting. Lauren Miller, director of Athens County Public Libraries, collaborated with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks in Columbus to offer educational sessions for the public. All sessions are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dates and locations are below:
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal court should not permit communications providers to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over information about their customers in national security investigations, the government argued in papers released Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Truck and rail bids for grain delivered to Chicago. Quotations from the USDA represent bids from terminal elevators, processors, mills and merchandisers after 1:30 p.m. Central time.
The federal online marketplace selling newly available health insurance in 36 states continued to frustrate consumers Wednesday with delays and software failures, although some reported success in signing up.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's strategy during the partial shutdown of the federal government is aimed at keeping up the appearance of a leader focused on the public's priorities while avoiding looking tone deaf to those forced off the job.
The pressure is on for the federal government and states running their own health insurance exchanges to get the systems up and running after overloaded websites and jammed phone lines frustrated consumers for a second day as they tried to sign up for coverage using the new marketplaces.
Suburban Chicago businessman Ty Warner, who became a billionaire after creating Beanie Babies collectibles, entered a guilty plea Wednesday for tax evasion, apologizing in a choked-up voice and telling a federal judge he had known his tax forms weren't accurate.
NEW YORK (AP) - A hidden website operated by a San Francisco man using an alias from "The Princess Bride" became a vast black market bazaar that brokered more than $1 billion in transactions for illegal drugs and services, according to court papers made public on Wednesday in New York.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It took 22 years for Miller Lite to make it to the top of NASCAR, and Brad Keselowski made it worth the wait when he cheerfully chugged the beer from on oversized glass during a live televised interview while celebrating his first Sprint Cup championship last November.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The corporate owners of the Las Vegas Review-Journal want a federal judge to drop two top executives from a lawsuit by the editor-publisher of the rival Las Vegas Sun that aims to block buyout attempts.
Bank of America and Wells Fargo are still being criticized for their mortgage servicing practices, more than a year and a half after a national settlement intended to force big banks to clean up their act.
WASHINGTON - The private sector added a disappointing 166,000 net new jobs last month and significantly revised down its estimate for August in a sign that labor market growth weakened through the summer, payroll processing firm ADP said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says a federal court should not permit communications providers to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over information about their customers in national security investigations.
MADRID (AP) - The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain rose by 25,572 in September, bringing an end to a six-month streak of gradual declines, the country's Labor Ministry said Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oracle is trying to ward off a shareholder rebellion against policies that have consistently made its billionaire co-founder, Larry Ellison, one of the best-paid CEOs in the world.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP could have ended its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico sooner if it had built a capping stack before the 2010 blowout of its well off the coast of Louisiana, a company executive said under cross-examination Wednesday at a trial over the deadly disaster.
The October board meeting of the Athens Soil and Water Conservation District will be held on Wednesday beginning at 3 p.m. in the Ag-Natural Resource Service Center, 69 S. Plains Road, The Plains. Those planning to attend should call 797-9686.
NEW YORK (AP) - If you're one of the nearly 60 million people in the U.S. who work at small businesses, the nation's new health care law likely will affect you in some way. Starting this week, public exchanges, or marketplaces, are opening up in each state to sell health insurance.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Enterprise Holdings, the nation's largest rental car company, plans to hire 11,000 new full-time workers by the middle of next year, the company told The Associated Press on Wednesday.