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  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state's court system, which faces huge cost overruns and doesn't have enough judges, lawyers and clerks to handle the workload. Police have made nearly 575 arrests since August during clashes...

  • Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season. "It's easy to do and you don't have to worry about a toy breaking, you don't have to worry about batteries and you don't have to worry about the latest trend," said Young Boozer, chairman of the College Savings Plans Network.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a private measure. The Standard& Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index, released Tuesday, is slightly above the peak it set in July 2006, after rising 5.5 percent in September from a year earlier.

  • CHICAGO— Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday as they participated in protests nationwide for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Fast-food restaurant workers and home and child-care workers rallied in cities including Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York. In Chicago, hundreds of protesters at O'Hare International Airport chanted...

  • Financial planners and credit counselors see plenty of examples. Kristi Sullivan, a certified financial planner in Denver, once worked with an elderly couple whose offspring constantly turned to them for help. Six out of 10 parents with adult children said they had given those children financial help in the previous 12 months, according to a 2014 Pew Research...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 28- Drivers for ride service company Uber will join planned nationwide protests on Tuesday, when activists and low-wage workers renew their call for better pay and the right to join a union in the wake of Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election win, organizers said. Hundreds of Uber drivers in two dozen cities, including San Francisco, Miami and...

  • DENVER— Four more states just legalized marijuana for all adults, and more than half the states now allow pot use by people with a long list of ailments. But don't break out the Goldfish and Cheetos just yet. That's what the Colorado governor famously said after his state and Washington became the first to legalize recreational pot in 2012..

  • Once all the receipts are in, customers look to have spent an average of $289.19 over the four-day weekend, down nearly 3.5 percent from a year ago, based on a survey by the National Retail Federation. More than 154 million customers said they had shopped or planned to this Thanksgiving weekend, up from 151 million a year ago, according to the survey conducted Friday...

  • Adobe Digital Insights says Thanksgiving Day sales online totaled $1.93 billion, up 11.5 percent from the day last year, as more people opted to stay home and shop online instead of hitting the stores. Adobe attributed the shortfall to heavy discounting in the early hours of the holiday and-higher than-expected online revenue the Wednesday before...

  • NEW YORK— A fire at the gun shop next door never reached Kathy Laurienti's sausage and specialty food store, but the water and smoke damage was enough to shut her business down. Laurienti still doesn't know how much her total losses will be, but estimates she'll have to pay $30,000 to $40,000 from her own pocket. It's a lesson learned all too often, including by...

  • An injunction issued Tuesday by the federal court in the Eastern District of Texas prevents the Department of Labor from mandating overtime pay for salaried employees who make less than about $47,500 a year— a dramatic jump from the old threshold of $23,660. The ruling giving businesses a reprieve "is a little late for a lot of people's taste," said Tom Gimbel of...

  • CHICAGO— A strike by hourly workers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago will add another dimension to a nationwide day of protests by fast-food employees who have been pushing for a $15 hourly wage and union rights, organizers said Monday. The attention-grabbing airport strike is "going to cause complete disruption in travel plans for the day and maybe...

  • Nov 18- Cybersecurity company Optiv Security Inc, majority owned by Blackstone Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of its common stock on Friday. The company set a nominal fundraising target of $100 million in its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs& Co, Barclays Capital Inc,...

  • Low-cost giants like Malaysia's AirAsia and Indonesia's Lion Air have grown significantly in recent years and airlines in this category now control 60 percent of domestic traffic in parts of the region, according to planemaker Airbus. But Bill Franke, co-founder and managing partner of Phoenix- based Indigo Partners, said there was still a gap in Asia's...

  • Oct 25- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Tuesday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly sales at established restaurants as it fights to recover from a string of food safety lapses late last year. Shares in Chipotle fell 2.2 percent to $396.84 after the Denver- based burrito seller posted a 21.9 percent drop in third-quarter sales at restaurants open...

  • Oct 25- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Tuesday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly sales at established restaurants as it fights to recover from a string of food safety lapses late last year. Shares in Chipotle fell 2.6 percent to $395 after the Denver- based burrito seller posted a 21.9 percent drop in third-quarter sales at restaurants open at...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 25- Upstart oil company Energy Hunter Resources Inc said on Tuesday it plans to hold an initial public offering in November, only six months after founder Gary Evans left as chief executive of his previous company when it exited bankruptcy. If the IPO is successful, it will serve as a testament to the openness of capital markets in what has been a roller...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- U.S. home prices rose 5.1 percent in the year to August as home buyers competed for fewer properties, helped by low mortgage interest rates, some wage growth and low unemployment. Sales of existing U.S. homes increased 3.2 percent in September from August, but the number of homes for sale has fallen nearly 7.0 percent from a year ago, the National...

  • Oct 12- Shares of Extraction Oil& Gas Inc- the first producer to launch a U.S. Denver- based Extraction Oil priced its offering of 33.33 million shares at $19 each, above the expected range of $15- $18, to raise about $633 million. "The recent uptick in energy IPO-related activity may be an indication that market is recognizing that crude prices have stabilized and a new...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 8- North Dakota oil producers were dealt another blow this week when Royal Dutch Shell said it would scrap plans to build an oil train terminal in Washington state that would have taken over 400,000 barrels per week of Bakken and other inland crudes. Not long before that, protests by Native Americans worried about environmental impact prompted the...