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Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources.

Thursday, Apr 19


Correction: Obit-Mellon story

In a story April 17 about the death of Matthew Mellon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mellon had died at a rehabilitation center in Cancun, Mexico. Police have confirmed that Mellon died in a Cancun hotel room, not in a…


US to chip in for Boeing's cleanup costs at bomber plant


SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed to chip in $51 million to clean up pollution at a Seattle site where The Boeing Co. made and tested B-17, B-52 and other bomber planes beginning in World War II.

Wednesday, Apr 18


Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm

HONOLULU (AP) — Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers.


IRS gives taxpayers extra day to file after website issues

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day.


The Latest: Taxpayers get 1-day extension due to IRS glitch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the outage of the IRS payment website (all times local):; 7:40 p.m. The IRS is giving all taxpayers an extra day to file after its website went down on deadline day.

Monday, Apr 16


Pizza al fresco: Domino's will deliver to beaches, parks

NEW YORK (AP) — Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors.

Sunday, Apr 15


Procrastinators rejoice: There's still time to file taxes

If you woke up in a panic realizing that today is April 15, relax. You've got until Tuesday to file and pay your taxes without facing a penalty.

Saturday, Apr 14


Court sees if church solar panels break electricity monopoly

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court is taking up a case that could force new competition on the state's electricity monopolies.

Friday, Apr 13


Van goes off California cliff, man walks away from wreckage


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A minivan driver plunged in the vehicle off a California cliff Friday and into the ocean but managed to get out of the wreckage and walk on rocks to a rescuer who rappelled down to him, authorities said.


Asian stocks mostly up after Wall Street finishes higher

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday following overnight gains on Wall Street. Risk sentiment returned as the U.S. explores the possibility of returning to trade talks with 11 Pacific countries and…

Tuesday, Apr 10


More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label


THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and…

Saturday, Apr 7


Rain shuts Yosemite, threatens problems at tallest US dam

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's…

Friday, Apr 6


Workers benefit as US businesses struggle to fill jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers are increasingly benefiting as employers struggle to fill millions of open jobs.

Monday, Apr 2

Markets Right Now: Tech woes, trade tensions sink US stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):; 4 p.m. Stocks closed sharply lower on Wall Street as technology companies took heavy losses and investors worried about escalating trade tensions with…

US vs. China: a 'slap-fight,' not a trade war. So far

WASHINGTON (AP) — First, the United States imposed a tax on Chinese steel and aluminum. Then, China counterpunched Monday with tariffs on a host of U.S. products, including apples, pork and ginseng.


AP analysis: Blacks largely left out of high-paying jobs

BOSTON (AP) — Jonathan Garland's fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely minority neighborhood.

Saturday, Mar 31


Italian gourmet grocery pioneer Andrew Balducci dies at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Balducci, the New Yorker whose famed Greenwich Village gourmet food mecca attracted fans including Anna Wintour, Lou Reed and Lena Horne, has died. He was 92.

Friday, Mar 30


A century after WWI, munitions still making way onto beaches

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — A century after World War I ended, discarded munitions from that and other wars continue to make their way onto beaches around the country.

Thursday, Mar 29


Barclays to pay $2 billion to US to settle mortgage suit

NEW YORK (AP) — British bank Barclays became the latest big bank to reach a multi-billion dollar settlement with U.S. authorities over its role in the subprime mortgage bubble and subsequent financial crisis. But in a rare and notable move…


New defendants added to NYC helicopter crash lawsuit


NEW YORK (AP) — The family of one of the victims of a deadly New York City helicopter crash has added several new defendants to its lawsuit following the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report.

Wednesday, Mar 28

SUVs to steal the New York International Auto Show

Yes, there will be a few cars, but SUVs will capture most of the headlines at this year's New York International Auto Show.

Monday, Mar 26


Markets Right Now: Dow surges 669, clawing back lost ground

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):; 4 p.m. The Dow Jones industrial average surged nearly 670 points, erasing nearly half the ground it lost last week and marking the biggest gain since…


Nuns, funds and guns: the firearms debate on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of Wall Street's heaviest hitters are stepping into the national debate on guns as investment firms ask firearms makers what they are doing about gun violence.


Survey of business economists finds growing optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business economists are expressing optimism that tax cuts and increased government spending will accelerate economic growth over the next two years.

Friday, Mar 23


Trump draws ire of farmers targeted in Chinese trade dispute


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — From hog producers in Iowa to apple growers in Washington state and winemakers in California, farmers expressed deep disappointment Friday over being put in the middle of a potential trade war with China by the…

Thursday, Mar 22


Toys R Us founder dies days after chain's announced shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business.


Markets Right Now: Trade worries send stock market plunging

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):; 4 p.m. Stocks plunged, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 700 points, as investors feared that trade tensions will spike between the U.S. and…


AP Exclusive: Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy company executive Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in a bid to save potentially more than half of the 735 Toys R Us stores…

Wednesday, Mar 21


Team backed by Microsoft co-founder Allen finds WWII wreck

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II. Hundreds died, including the five…