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  • TOPEKA, Kan.— Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts that didn't include the Social Security numbers, according to records obtained from the agency. Besides Kansas, the other states affected by the hack are Arkansas,...

  • TORONTO— Ontario's largest power transmitter and distributor says it has signed a friendly deal to acquire U.S. company Avista Corp. for US $5.3 billion in an all-cash deal. Hydro One said Wednesday it will pay US $53 per share for the utility. Avista would keep its existing corporate headquarters in Spokane, Washington, and continue to operate as a stand-alone...

  • But the company says the U.S. Forest Service is seeking to keep the plane grounded by offering a contract limiting firefighting aircraft to 5,000 gallons of fire suppressant and won't say why. Late last month, the company filed a protest with the Forest Service contesting the size limit that appears to conflict with the Forest Service's 2012 air tanker...

  • July 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc and John Malone's Liberty Media Corp are exploring an investment of between $10 billion and $20 billion in U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, people familiar with the matter said. Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, which controls Sprint, met Buffett and Malone separately this week...

  • July 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc and John Malone's Liberty Media Corp are exploring an investment of between $10 billion and $20 billion in U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, people familiar with the matter said. Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, which controls Sprint, met Buffett and Malone separately this week...

  • July 14- Sprint Corp's chairman, Masayoshi Son, has engaged in talks with Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Warren Buffett and media mogul John Malone to discuss a potential investment in the U.S. wireless company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Son met Buffett and Malone, the chairman of Liberty Interactive Corp, separately this week at an annual gathering...

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service reports "significantly higher Mormon cricket populations" on federal land in southwestern Idaho, agency spokeswoman Abbey Powell wrote in an email to The Associated Press. In Idaho, in a few locations, we have seen populations as high as 70 per square yard. " The federal agency says the...

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers semiannual monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking Committee- 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary policy before the National Bureau of Economic Research Monetary Economics Summer Institute, in Cambridge, Mass. 1700 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers semiannual monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking Committee- 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on monetary policy before the National Bureau of Economic Research Monetary Economics Summer Institute, in Cambridge, Mass. 1700 GMT.

  • PHOENIX— A former Arizona lawmaker known as the driving force behind most of the state's toughest immigration laws is moving to challenge the university system for temporarily allowing young immigrants protected from deportation to keep paying lower-cost in-state tuition. The court decision last month sets Arizona apart from other states that are...

  • NEW YORK— The Associated Press on Wednesday named its enterprise editor for the Western U.S. to a new role on its global enterprise team, appointing Raghu Vadarevu to the position of news editor for digital storytelling. The appointment was announced by Global Enterprise Editor Marjorie Miller. His projects include a piece on staffing irregularities at a...

  • NEW YORK- Simon Potter, executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, speaks on "The Foreign Exchange Global Code" before the 14th Annual FX Week USA Conference, in New York 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers semi-annual monetary policy testimony before the House Financial Services Committee- 1400 GMT.

  • NEW YORK- Simon Potter, executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, speaks on "The Foreign Exchange Global Code" before the 14th Annual FX Week USA Conference, in New York 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers semi-annual monetary policy testimony before the House Financial Services Committee- 1400 GMT.

  • Two GOP senators, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Mike Crapo of Idaho, said Tuesday they intend to seek the repeal of the regulation through the Congressional Review Act, a law that allows Congress to review new federal regulations issued by government agencies and overturn them with a simple majority. But earlier this year, Congress overturned 14 Obama-era rules on...

  • The biggest tech and media moguls gather for Allen & Co meeting in Idaho

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on media and tech moguls arrive at Sun Valley for a media conference in Idaho.

  • An employee puts a low price dollar sign together at a Walmart store.

    You'll be surprised at the most affordable places to live in the U.S., thanks to low food prices, great home values and low utility costs.

  • These are the five cheapest states to live in 2017

    It doesn't cost an arm and a leg to live in these five states.

  • Job seekers job fair

    US unemployment has fallen to levels not seen since the turn of the millennium. See which states are adding jobs and growing their economy.

  • **ABERDEEN, Scotland- Benjamin Broadbent, Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England, will give speech at the Scottish Council for Development and Industry during a regional visit to Aberdeen 1100 GMT. **LONDON- Andy Haldane, Chief Economist and the Executive Director of Monetary Analysis and Statistics at the Bank of England, will give speech as...

  • **ABERDEEN, Scotland- Benjamin Broadbent, Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England, will give speech at the Scottish Council for Development and Industry during a regional visit to Aberdeen 1100 GMT. **LONDON- Andy Haldane, Chief Economist and the Executive Director of Monetary Analysis and Statistics at the Bank of England, will give speech as...