- Caesars gets momentary reprieve in New York lawsuit ruling Updated: Aug-27-15 9:58 pm
LAS VEGAS - Caesars Entertainment Corp. can breathe a bit easier after a New York federal judge denied the company's bondholders a quick judgment in their pursuit for nearly $7 billion they say they're owed.
- Oregon seeks proposals to open up to 17 new liquor stores Updated: Aug-27-15 9:13 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted Wednesday to accept proposals for up to 17 new liquor stores in the Portland metro area.
- Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug Updated: Aug-27-15 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
- Patterson Cos. reports 1Q profit of $29.7 million Updated: Aug-27-15 8:50 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Patterson Cos. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $29.7 million.
- Shell Chemicals to pay $485,000 historic preservation Updated: Aug-27-15 8:07 pm
MONACA, Pennsylvania - Shell Chemicals is paying $485,000 to various agencies for historic preservation purposes in western Pennsylvania as it considers whether to build a petrochemical plant there.
- Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court Updated: Aug-27-15 7:31 pm
DENVER - Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry.
- Ruling could ease way for unionizing at fast-food chains Updated: Aug-27-15 6:40 pm
NEW YORK - It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.
- Movado rebounds as 2Q results top analyst estimates Updated: Aug-27-15 6:31 pm
PARAMUS, New Jersey - Shares of Movado Group surged 21 percent Thursday after the luxury watchmaker's second-quarter results surpassed Wall Street expectations.
- Delaware lawmakers eye budget vote procedures Updated: Aug-27-15 6:02 pm
NEW CASTLE, Delaware - Democratic leaders of the legislature's budget-writing committee don't seem interested in changing voting requirements for passage of the state's annual spending plan.
- Los Angeles Marathon gets new sponsor Updated: Aug-27-15 5:55 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Marathon has a new sponsor.
- Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service Updated: Aug-27-15 5:46 pm
NEW YORK - Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.
- Freeport-McMoRan cuts more spending; Icahn discloses stake Updated: Aug-27-15 5:43 pm
PHOENIX - Activist investor Carl Icahn said late Thursday that he has taken an 8.5-percent stake in Freeport-McMoRan, just hours after the mining company announced cost cuts and lower spending in response to declining copper prices and soft economic conditions worldwide.
- Deal to develop parkland near dunes riles conservationists Updated: Aug-27-15 5:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The parkland surrounding Indiana's towering dunes was intended to keep industry away from a geological marvel molded over thousands of years at the southern tip of Lake Michigan.
- Ex-lawmaker's role in Iowa Medicaid bidding faces criticism Updated: Aug-27-15 5:11 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A former lawmaker's role is casting doubt on the process used to select companies to manage Iowa Medicaid, with one losing vendor alleging she provided an unfair advantage to a winning bidder after working as a state contractor.
- Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast Updated: Aug-27-15 4:59 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Time Warner Cable must pay nearly $6 million as part of a lawsuit alleging it was largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that leveled an upscale Kansas City restaurant, jurors ruled Thursday.
- Dole Food CEO, former top exec ordered to pay $148M Updated: Aug-27-15 4:40 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered 92-year-old Dole Food CEO David Murdock and a former top lieutenant to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.
- FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs Updated: Aug-27-15 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines.
- US regulators, Millstone nuke plant settle dispute Updated: Aug-27-15 3:59 pm
WATERFORD, Connecticut - The parent company of Connecticut's nuclear plant and federal regulators have reached a settlement over the plant operator's decision, without regulatory approval, to halt the use of a safety-related pump in the event of a severe accident.
- Google rejects EU anti-trust allegations as flawed Updated: Aug-27-15 3:40 pm
BRUSSELS - Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its own products.
- Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9 Updated: Aug-27-15 3:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.
- Documents: Workers had no way to issue warning after spill Updated: Aug-27-15 3:38 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine, according to government documents released Thursday.
- Ex-Republican House staffer imprisoned 1 year for mail fraud Updated: Aug-27-15 3:00 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - George Gallo, the former chief of staff to the Connecticut House Republicans, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison for taking more than $100,000 in payments from a political campaign direct mail company to which he steered business.
- End of coal-fired plant will save Jonesboro utility $50M Updated: Aug-27-15 2:59 pm
JONESBORO, Arkansas - The head of Jonesboro's electric utility said the planned phase-out of a coal-fired plant near Pine Bluff will save his utility $50 million.
- Texas attorney general pleads not guilty to securities fraud Updated: Aug-27-15 2:47 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, pleaded not guilty to securities fraud charges Thursday during a hearing in which he asked the judge to bar cameras from future proceedings and his high-powered lawyer resigned.
- Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO Updated: Aug-27-15 2:45 pm
NEW YORK - Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies.