- Judge approves for $338M oil train settlement Updated: Oct-09-15 4:22 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of the fiery 2013 oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, clearing the way for payments to victims by year's end.
- Campaign donor backed company vying for Allentown contract Updated: Oct-09-15 4:17 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - The city planned to award a no-bid contract to a company whose main investor contributed to the mayor's Senate campaign, according to email records.
- Rodell picked to lead Alaska Permanent Fund Corp Updated: Oct-09-15 4:15 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Angela Rodell has been selected to be the new CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.
- Ohio company buying Pennsylvania chip plant Updated: Oct-09-15 3:13 pm
WATERFORD, Pennsylvania - An Ohio snack food company has agreed to a deal that includes majority ownership of a potato chip plant in northwestern Pennsylvania.
- UCare to drop lawsuit against Minnesota for health contracts Updated: Oct-09-15 3:12 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota health insurance company said Friday that it will drop its lawsuit against the state for not renewing its contracts to cover hundreds of thousands of low-income residents.
- Recalls this week: Highchairs, off-highway vehicles Updated: Oct-09-15 1:55 pm
About 35,000 highchairs are being recalled this week because nearly a dozen children have suffered injuries after removing the tray and falling. Other recalled consumer products include off-highway vehicles with a fuel tank defect.
- Glencore shares storm ahead on zinc cutback news Updated: Oct-09-15 1:36 pm
LONDON - Shares in commodities group Glencore rose strongly Friday after the company said it is slashing its zinc production by a third and cutting jobs in response to a sharp fall in the price of the metal.
- Corruption arraignment Tuesday for ex-Chicago schools CEO Updated: Oct-09-15 12:56 pm
CHICAGO - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools will be arraigned Tuesday in federal court on corruption charges.
- Athens manufacturing facility expected to create 170 jobs Updated: Oct-09-15 12:23 pm
ATHENS, Alabama - A new metal and plastic processing plant is expected to create more than 100 jobs in north Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley announced Friday.
- Wal-Mart names executive with international wing as next CFO Updated: Oct-09-15 11:57 am
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart named Brett Biggs, an executive in its international division, as its next chief financial officer Friday.
- Shamrock Proppants shuts down indefinitely in mid-Missouri Updated: Oct-09-15 11:01 am
MEXICO, Missouri - Operations have been shut down at a central Missouri plant that makes materials used in fracking.
- Steve Jobs plays dual role of hero, villain in the movies Updated: Oct-09-15 10:07 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs became renowned for conjuring a "reality distortion field" that made people believe whatever he wanted.
- SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid Updated: Oct-09-15 8:36 am
LONDON - SABMiller met with investors Friday to underscore its strength as an independent company, as the world's second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.
- Johnston power plant sells for $490M Updated: Oct-09-15 8:09 am
JOHNSTON, Rhode Island - A natural gas-fired power plant in Johnston has been sold to a private equity firm for nearly half a billion dollars.
- Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone Updated: Oct-09-15 7:01 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone.
- Construction executives plead guilty in $19M contract scheme Updated: Oct-09-15 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA - Three eastern Pennsylvania construction executives have admitted they conspired to fraudulently obtain nearly $19 million in federally funded bridge and highway projects through a program for businesses owned by women and minorities.
- Caesars unit seeks more time for bankruptcy plan Updated: Oct-09-15 6:11 am
LAS VEGAS - The debt-heavy subsidiary of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. is again asking a federal court to give it more time to file its bankruptcy plan to get out from under $10 billion of its $18.4 billion in debt.
- Frisbee named executive director of WVU Alumni Association Updated: Oct-09-15 3:10 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - Retired Air Force Col. Sean Frisbee has been named executive director of the West Virginia University Alumni Association.
- Beyond 'Like:' 6 ways you might soon emote on Facebook Updated: Oct-08-15 11:01 pm
NEW YORK - Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?
- Iamgold to cut 10 percent of workers at Suriname gold mine Updated: Oct-08-15 8:27 pm
PARAMARIBO, Suriname - A Canadian company that operates a gold mine in Suriname says it will dismiss roughly 10 percent of its workforce to reduce costs amid low global prices for the precious metal.
- High-tech firm's plans to make drones in NY spark questions Updated: Oct-08-15 7:53 pm
RIVERHEAD, New York - A plan to manufacture solar-powered drones at a suburban New York site that once made fighter jets for the U.S. military is sparking questions about whether the aircraft will be used to beam Internet service. So far, company officials are staying mum.
- Gap shares fall on disappointing sales at Banana Republic Updated: Oct-08-15 7:48 pm
NEW YORK - The creative director for Gap's Banana Republic brand is stepping down after 18 months in that role.
- Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption Updated: Oct-08-15 7:13 pm
CHICAGO - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
- EPA: Sediment accidently released in western Colorado creek Updated: Oct-08-15 7:01 pm
DENVER - An Environmental Protection Agency contractor inadvertently released about 2,000 gallons of sediment-bearing water into a creek from a holding pond at a western Colorado Superfund site, officials said Thursday.
- Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud Updated: Oct-08-15 6:46 pm
MADRID - Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.