- 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.
- China cuts rates on loans to small businesses Updated: Nov-19-15 5:46 am
BEIJING - China cut interest rates Thursday on loans by small lenders that finance the country's entrepreneurs in a new move to shore up lackluster economic growth.
- Colorado spirituality bookstore named Isis gets vandalized Updated: Nov-18-15 5:03 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado - A Denver-area store called Isis Books & Gifts wants the world to know its name comes from the Egyptian goddess of healing and motherhood and it isn't run by terrorists.
- Raimondo highlights new grant programs to help businesses Updated: Nov-18-15 1:14 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo says the state is offering three new incentive programs to help businesses as part of her strategy to jumpstart Rhode Island's economy.
- Deaf business owners overcome obstacles and prejudice Updated: Nov-18-15 11:51 am
NEW YORK - Soon after customers arrive at Mozzeria for the first time, they notice something's different about the restaurant: Virtually every staffer is deaf.
- Small business disaster loans available in 8 Va. localities Updated: Nov-10-15 3:00 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Small businesses, agriculture cooperatives and nonprofit organizations in eight Southside Virginia localities are eligible for federal disaster loans as a result of recent flooding.
- Activists say ending SeaWorld orca shows not enough Updated: Nov-10-15 2:20 am
SAN DIEGO - Animal rights activists applauded SeaWorld's plans to end its orca shows at its San Diego park but said the company should phase out its captivity of killer whales altogether.
- Sandoval won't rule out joining sage grouse suit but not now Updated: Nov-09-15 1:22 pm
ELKO, Nevada - Several Nevada counties are acting prematurely in suing to block U.S. regulations intended to protect the greater sage grouse, said Gov. Brian Sandoval, who says he supports the lawsuit but not its timing.