- Judge: Regulators should air Brown e-mails on nuclear plant Updated: Nov-29-15 5:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco judge urged state regulators to release e-mails about a multibillion-dollar deal with two utilities that shut down the San Onofre nuclear plant in San Diego County.
- Possible pathways emerging for Montana to meet carbon cuts Updated: Nov-29-15 3:22 pm
HELENA, Montana - Industry officials and state regulators have started to look at how to reach the carbon-cutting goals set for Montana, which faces the nation's most stringent cuts under President Barack Obama's climate change plan.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loans available in Michigan Updated: Nov-29-15 4:04 am
LANSING, Michigan - Federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available in Michigan for companies suffering losses due to excessive rain, flooding, hail and high winds between April 1 and Aug. 17.
- Berjac of Oregon faces mail fraud, money laundering charges Updated: Nov-28-15 5:59 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Berjac of Oregon attracted investors through a basic business model, but prosecutors say at some point, the company started making risky bets on real estate and investors had no idea.
- Springfield micro-lending fund gives $120K in 1st 2 months Updated: Nov-28-15 11:24 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The city of Springfield's new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners and entrepreneurs in its first two months.
- Maryland celebrates Small Business Saturday Updated: Nov-28-15 10:56 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland is celebrating "Small Business Saturday."
- SBA, Sioux Falls leaders promote Small Business Saturday Updated: Nov-28-15 2:20 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Small businesses in Sioux Falls are gearing up for their own version of Black Friday.
- Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables Updated: Nov-25-15 7:47 pm
SEATTLE - Costco officials say testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in the company's chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.
- Arizona health insurance co-op to close shop Dec. 31 Updated: Nov-24-15 7:58 pm
PHOENIX - Executives with Arizona's nonprofit health insurance co-op said Tuesday that they have failed to come up with additional financial backing and the insurer plans to shut down all operations Dec. 31.
- Metro Phoenix transit CEO resigns amid expense report probe Updated: Nov-24-15 7:53 pm
PHOENIX - The CEO of the Phoenix metropolitan area's bus and light-rail systems announced his resignation Tuesday amid a newspaper's investigation into his expense reports, which included first-class flights and expensive dinner and hotel tabs.
- US officials signal move toward embracing self-driving cars Updated: Nov-24-15 6:34 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands.
- Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving but expect to be busy Updated: Nov-24-15 10:29 am
NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.
- Detroit unveiling directory to boost city's small businesses Updated: Nov-24-15 6:29 am
DETROIT - A neighborhood business directory is being unveiled for Detroit.
- US to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes Updated: Nov-23-15 10:57 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that's on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday.
- Federal approval of Gila River agreement triggers review Updated: Nov-23-15 8:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Interior on Monday reached an agreement with water managers in New Mexico, marking the next step in a long, contentious process to develop the state's share of the Gila River.
- State plans Phoenix test project to combat wrong-way crashes Updated: Nov-23-15 7:24 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona transportation officials are responding to a flurry of deadly wrong-way crashes with a plan for a test project on a Phoenix freeway that includes using sensors to detect wrong-way drivers and alert authorities and other motorists.
- Alaska high court drops fishing case vs. ex-state senator Updated: Nov-20-15 8:43 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Supreme Court has dismissed charges of overharvesting salmon against a former state senator and two other fishermen.
- Sugar, corn industries settle sweetener spat; terms secret Updated: Nov-20-15 8:17 pm
LOS ANGELES - A bitter billion-dollar battle in the sweetener wars came to an end Friday as sugar processors and the makers of high fructose corn syrup announced a secret out-of-court settlement.
- Alaska regulators are 1st to OK marijuana use at pot shops Updated: Nov-20-15 8:09 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry voted Friday to allow for people to use pot at certain stores that will sell it, a first among the four states that have legalized the drug.
- Nevada says national nuclear dump could harm farm community Updated: Nov-20-15 6:38 pm
LAS VEGAS - Radioactive well-water contamination could threaten some 1,400 people in a rural farming community if federal regulators allow the nation's deadliest nuclear waste to be buried in the Nevada desert, state officials said in a report issued Friday.
- A glance at disputed passages in 'Three Cups of Tea' Updated: Nov-19-15 6:07 pm
HELENA, Montana - Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after "60 Minutes," author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated.
- Author Greg Mortenson to retire from charity Updated: Nov-19-15 6:05 pm
HELENA, Montana - "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, who has spent four years weathering accusations that his best-selling book contained fabrications and that he mismanaged the charity he co-founded, will retire in January, Central Asia Institute officials said Thursday.
- With emerging-market stock funds, check what's in the tin Updated: Nov-19-15 5:08 pm
NEW YORK - When you're built different, in investing, you act different. That's why it's important to check what's in your emerging-market stock fund - even if it's an index fund.
- Corporate America's problem: Falling profit, revenue Updated: Nov-19-15 4:07 pm
NEW YORK - Corporate America has a profit problem. U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession.
- Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demand Updated: Nov-19-15 1:36 pm
DENVER - The snow that falls on the Colorado mountains melts into trillions of gallons of water every year, and most of it flows downstream to Mexico, California and 17 other states. Colorado released its first-ever plan Thursday to cope with increasing competition for that water as the West grows drier.