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Man accused of assaulting women while driving for Uber, Lyft

September 21, 2016 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in San Diego County arrested a former driver for Uber and Lyft on suspicion of sexually assaulting several women while he worked for the ride-hailing services, and investigators said Wednesday that there are likely more victims. The investigation began Friday when an 18-year-old student said she was assaulted after...

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Blue Bell recalls some ice cream distributed in the South

September 21, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries is recalling select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria. In a...

Helis Oil & Gas halts St Tammany Parish drilling project

September 20, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Helis Oil & Gas Co. has abandoned its plans to drill in St. Tammany Parish. The company, in a news release Tuesday, said “after a lengthy review of geologic, engineering and other data,” it had decided to scrap a second...

Report: SEC probing Exxon response to cheaper oil

September 20, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Securities regulators are investigating why Exxon Mobil Corp. hasn’t written down the value of assets during the plunge in oil prices that started in mid-2014, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday...

Mylan CEO defends EpiPen prices

September 20, 2016 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this July 8, 2016, file photo, a pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Sacramento, Calif. Mylan CEO Heather Bresch is defending the cost for life-saving EpiPens and is offering no suggestion that there are...

Asian stocks mostly lower amid US, Japan central banks wait

September 19, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday amid a nervous wait for what might happen to interest rates from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fluctuated and was up 0.4 percent at...

Navy launches new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin

September 17, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

The USS Wichita is launched sideways into the Menominee River, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Marinette, Wis. (Rick Gebhard /The Eagle Herald via AP) MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has launched a new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin. The future USS...

Lines form at the gas pump in the wake of pipeline spill

September 17, 2016 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Tanker trucks line up at a Colonial Pipeline Co. facility in Pelham, Ala., near the scene of a 250,000-gallon gasoline spill on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. The company says spilled gasoline is being taken to the storage facility for storage. Some motorists could...

At least 15 protesters arrested at Iowa pipeline work site

September 17, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

SANDUSKY, Iowa (AP) — At least 15 people were arrested Saturday during a protest intended to block the construction of a major oil pipeline through southeast Iowa. More than 150 protesters gathered at the work site entrance of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access...

Oracle, Novovax fall; Intel and Avis gain

September 16, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday: Oracle Corp., down $1.94 to $38.92 The business software maker reported disappointing quarterly profit and revenue. Novovax Inc., down $7.05 to $1.29 The pharmaceutical company, which...