• Ace Cash Express settles debt collection claims Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Ace Cash Express Inc. has agreed to pay $10 million in a settlement with federal regulators who accused the payday lender of illegally harassing borrowers to collect debts and get them to take out additional loans. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the agreement with Ace, one of the biggest payday lenders in the U.S.

  • Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. "A couple of years from now, we might say this was the beginning of the trend," said Rusty Rumley, a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

  • FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court. When it introduced in-app charges in 2011, a password was not required to make any purchase, from 99 cents to $99.

  • MOSCOW, July 10- Ukraine protested over recent grain exports from Crimea on Thursday, questioning their legal basis following Russia's annexation of the region and fuelling tensions between the two countries. Russia and Ukraine are the region's main global grain exporters and rivals to supply customers in North Africa and the Middle East.

  • Retrial of federal agent begins in Hawaii killing Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    HONOLULU— The attorney for a federal agent charged with murder in Hawaii told jurors Thursday that the defendant acted in line with his law-enforcement training when he shot and killed a man inside a fast-food restaurant in 2011..

  • July 10- Bank of America Corp has asked regulators to approve a higher quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share after it withdrew a previously planned increase in April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • July 10- Bank of America Corp has asked regulators to approve a higher quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share after it withdrew a previously planned increase in April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Aereo says it can operate despite SCOTUS ruling Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    Despite the SCOTUS ruling that suspended Aereo's service, the company is trying to operate again 'in accordance' to the ruling.

  • MOSCOW, July 10- Russian Industry Minister Denis Manturov supports returning indebted miner Mechel to financial health within the framework of bankruptcy law or by creating a managing company, RIA news agency reported on Thursday.

  • UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    LONDON— Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and search records for a year.

  • Aereo says intends to operate in wake of court ruling Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    The decision was a victory for traditional broadcasters, such as CBS Corp, Comcast Corp's NBC, Walt Disney Co's ABC, and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox. CBS argued in a joint filing on Wednesday that the case should be dismissed in light of the Supreme Court ruling, but Aereo disagreed.

  • Bank BNP Paribas pleads guilty to violating rules Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— BNP Paribas, France's largest bank, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries, a development that a Manhattan judge said should show that no financial institution is "immune from the rule of law."

  • Brennan's to reopen after bankruptcy sale Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— The pink Royal Street building, closed since last summer and stripped of its name shortly thereafter, will once again be called Brennan's.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 9- Carlos Slim's telecommunications company, America Movil, will shed assets to avoid tough new telephone and TV regulations imposed by Mexico's Congress on Wednesday.

  • 'Duck of Justice' quacks down on crime Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:38 PM ET
    Picture posted on facebook page of the Bangor Maine Police Department

    The Bangor Police Department has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous pictures of a stuffed duck were added.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 9- Mexican telecoms company America Movil plans to divest assets as quickly as possible to escape tougher regulation, and it hopes to sell to a single buyer, spokesman Arturo Elias said on Wednesday.

  • Brooklyn just became more pot friendly Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:24 PM ET
    Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

    Brooklyn's DA announced his office wouldn't prosecute possession of up to two ounces of weed, pending aggravating factors. NYT reports.

  • Farmers lost $9.7 million in failed grain elevator Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    PIERCE, Neb.— The failure of a northeast Nebraska grain elevator earlier this year is expected to cost area farmers more than $4 million. Officials with the state Public Service Commission said this week they expect to raise $4.7 million from selling the grain Pierce Elevator Inc. held when it closed.

  • Bieber's got egg on his face after vandalism Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    Singer Justin Bieber performs at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2014 in Indio, Calif.

    Justin Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles in connection with an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbor's home.

  • 10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:09 PM ET
    In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 photo, Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court after his conviction in New Orleans.

    Ex-Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor.

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