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November 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation its equipment may have sparked a deadly Northern California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers’ monthly bills to harden its system against wildfires and deliver…

California Wildfires

November 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup.

Trey Glenn, 47, was briefly booked into a…

Ethics Indictment

November 15, 2018

Dow Jones Industrials

High: 25,354.56

Low: 24,787.79

Close: 25,289.27

Change: +208.77

Other Indexes

Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2730.20 +28.62

NYSE Index: 12,361.50 +86.01

Nasdaq Composite Index: 7259.03 +122.64

NYSE Amer Composite: 2531.68 +33.92

Russell 2000 Index: 1524.12 +21.62

Wilshire 5000…

November 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spinning a tale regarding the number of jobs he’s provided for military veterans.

At a veterans’ event Thursday, he said the unemployment rate for former service members is its best in 21 years. He’s not even close. It’s only a one-year low. And it was…


November 15, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about the site of Amazon’s New York City headquarters being in an “opportunity zone” that offers tax breaks to developers, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the group that did a study finding that a third of such zones nationwide are in areas…

November 15, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.

The tests brought a warning from the auto club that drivers shouldn’t think that the systems make their vehicles self-…

Electronic Driving Safety

November 15, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Even the most balanced investors have gotten knocked on their heels this year.

Typically, spreading one’s bets across several different types of investments has helped deliver steadier returns. When U.S. stocks slide, say, bonds and gold can hopefully help offset the losses. Or…

Off The Charts No Safe Harbors

November 15, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A dominant North Carolina hospital system has agreed to halt insurance practices that hindered patients from finding better health care deals, prosecutors said Thursday.

The U.S. Justice Department announced that Atrium Health agreed to a settlement that prohibits the Charlotte-…

November 15, 2018

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 21,717.57 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gave up 0.5 percent to…

Japan Financial Markets-1

November 15, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney withdrew its profit guidance and lowered its sales expectations for the year, leading to a big drop in its stock in early trading before shares recovered.

Sales at stores open at least a year, a key gauge of a retailer’s health, declined 5.4 percent during the third…

Earns JC Penney
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