• Oct 1- Satellite radio provider Sirius XM Holdings Inc will appeal a California federal judge's decision finding it liable of copyright infringement for airing pre-1972 songs by the band, The Turtles, and failing to pay royalties. District Judge Philip Gutierrez found that California law gave the 1960 s band copyright protection for its music, including the...

  • Vermont's Bag Balm ointment goes corporate Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    LYNDONVILLE, Vt.— Vermont's locally produced, quirkily used Bag Balm ointment long ago moved beyond the bovine, but now it's going corporate. The family decided to sell because it was "the right match at the right time," said Barbara Norris Allen, the granddaughter of John Norris, who founded the company in 1899.. We need to expand the brand, "said Packard, 68, a University...

  • Ohio city defaults on traffic camera bill Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio— One of Ohio's poorest cities was dealt another financial blow Wednesday when a federal judge stuck it with a $638,000 judgment in favor of a Rhode Island company that supplied the traffic cameras the cash-strapped city hoped would boost its revenue.

  • US home prices rise at slowest pace in 20 months Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale. The Standard& Poor's/Case-Shiller 20- city home price index rose 6.7 percent in July from 12 months earlier. That's down from an 8.1 percent gain in June and the smallest increase since November 2012.

  • Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    DENVER— Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty medical marijuana use is protected under an obscure state law.

  • VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    The employees were among the first to report widespread wrongdoing at the Phoenix hospital, including chronic delays for veterans seeking care and falsified waiting lists covering up those delays.

  • Macy's to hire 86,000 workers for holiday season Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Sept 29- Department store operator Macy's Inc said it planned to hire about 86,000 workers for the holiday shopping season, up from about 83,000 last year.

  • ATM fees keep climbing, survey says Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com.

  • MADRID/ SYDNEY, Sept 28- A year after Spain, the sunniest country in Europe, issued notice of a law forcing solar energy-equipped homes and offices to pay a punitive tax, architect Inaki Alonso re-installed a 250 watt solar panel on a beam over his Madrid roof terrace.

  • At a glance: Gasoline prices by state Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    The usual autumn decline of the price of gasoline is getting an assist from lower global oil prices. Up to 30 states could see an average price below $3 a gallon by the end of the year. Source: AAA, OPIS and Wright Express.

  • Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe.

  • Diana Krall cancels fall tour due to illness Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall is canceling her U.S. fall tour to give herself time to recuperate from a severe case of pneumonia. The tour was scheduled to kick off Nov. 7 in Phoenix, and new tour dates will be announced later.

  • The accord, resolving claims that date back as far as 50 years and marking the biggest U.S. legal settlement with a single tribe, will be formally signed at a ceremony on Friday in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the sprawling Navajo reservation.

  • SEOUL, Sept 24- South Korea will sign a deal this month to buy 40 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets for about 7.34 trillion won for delivery in 2018-2021, two people with knowledge of the transaction told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • 1 injured in explosion at Nevada plastics plant Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    MESQUITE, Nev.— Authorities say one employee is injured after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing business in Nevada. John Gately of Mesquite Fire and Rescue says the person was burned and was being airlifted to Las Vegas after the blast Wednesday at Primex Plastics Corp. in Mesquite.

  • Grand Canyon changes budget to repay $100M loan Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— The Grand Canyon is imposing millions of dollars in cuts to make a concessions contract more attractive to bidders. Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga says the money from those projects and others will help repay a $100 million loan from the National Park Service.

  • Marijuana legalization effort begins in California Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year.

  • Connecticut couple sues airlines in abduction case Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn.— A Connecticut couple is suing US Airways and an affiliate for allowing a California man now charged with kidnapping to fly their 14- year-old daughter to Sacramento last year. The Hamden, Connecticut, couple is accusing Arizona- based US Airways and affiliate Piedmont Airlines of negligence and infliction of emotional distress.

  • ACLU sues over Arizona 'revenge porn' bill Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    PHOENIX— A new Arizona law making "revenge porn" illegal is so broad it criminalizes booksellers, artists, news photographers and even historians and is therefore unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

  • Wind energy proposal would light Los Angeles homes Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— An alliance of four companies proposed an $8 billion project Tuesday that within a decade could send wind power generated on the plains of Wyoming to households in Southern California.