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  • AUSTIN, Texas— A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday. Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney appointed by a judge to the case, told The New York Times...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio governor and Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich has publicly reported that he and his family are worth between $9 million and $22 million. The 63- year-old Kasich entered the race July 21 to become the 16th major GOP candidate this cycle. Before he was elected Ohio governor in 2010, Kasich spent 10 years at the now-defunct Wall...

  • As race sharpens, Clinton releases document trove Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 3:55 PM ET
    Democratic Presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for an end to the Cuban trade embargo as she gives a policy speech at the Florida International University on July 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

    The State Department made public new swaths of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails, while her campaign released a letter from her doctor about her health.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Times columnist Maureen Dowd also said Biden, 72, has been "having meetings at his Washington residence to...

  • PHILADELPHIA— The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even if they are prevented from taking off. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. said in a document...

  • NEW YORK— The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into Harman car radios following a recent recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability. Hackers got into a Jeep Cherokee SUV through an electronic opening in the radio and were able to take control of the car over the Internet.

  • Joe Biden: Well, maybe I will after all... Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) (R) with his son Beau Biden in 2008.

    Vice President Joe Biden has begun to actively explore a presidential campaign, say several people who have spoken to Mr. Biden or his advisers.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The 72- year-old vice president has been having meetings at his Washington residence to explore the idea of...

  • Private equity pioneer Kohlberg dies at age 90 Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange

    Jerome Kohlberg Jr., the veteran financier who pioneered leveraged-buyouts, died on Thursday at his home in Martha's Vineyard. He was 90.

  • Gas tax increases by 7 cents in Washington state Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash— The price of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers— already paying above the national average— may see even higher prices at the pump following Saturday's 7- cent- per-gallon increase in the state's gas tax. With state gas taxes now up to 44.5 cents a gallon, adding in the current federal gas tax of 18.4 cents, the total per gallon gas...

  • EDWARDS, Colo.— Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000- square-foot mountaintop oasis. The Webers tried the traditional list-and-wait method of selling the 35- acre Elk Ridge Ranch but decided to put their estate up for auction, hoping for a streamlined process and a more lucrative result. The National Association of Realtors...

  • Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    The 48- year-old central Indiana farmer can't recall anything like the deluges he's seen from late May on this summer; the latest was a 4- inch downpour a week ago. It's a scene playing out in Illinois and Indiana, both of which set rainfall records for June, and four other key farm states. The Midwestern Regional Climate Center in Champaign, Illinois, is looking into...

  • Pacific trade round ends in deadlock Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 9:33 AM ET
    Protest against the TTP trade agreement outside the U.S. Trade Representative's office in Washington.

    The U.S. and 11 Pacific nations failed to reach a trade agreement, with talks on the largest regional trade agreement ever ending in deadlock.

  • DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard. The recall covers certain Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2014 model years, mainly in the U.S. and Canada. Earlier this month, more than 843,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks were recalled for the same problem.

  • WASHINGTON— Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The state is entering the second month of a budget stalemate and Republican leaders say a compromise could be months away even as discussions continue between GOP lawmakers and Democratic Gov. In June, the Senate adopted a two-year budget worth $11.3 billion, less than the $11.5 billion Hassan had proposed. "I have no intention of putting the 2016...

  • FP&L is the state's largest electric utility, and NextEra operates in 26 other states and Canada. Now, NextEra is opening its own coffers to support Right to Rise, the super PAC formed to help Bush's bid for the presidency. Kristy Campbell, a Bush campaign spokeswoman, denied any conflict of interest in Bush's relationship with NextEra.

  • Within a three-hour period Friday, the State Department made public more than 2,200 pages of emails sent from Clinton's personal account, her campaign released a letter from her personal doctor about her health and she unveiled eight years of tax returns. Meanwhile, Clinton herself was campaigning at the annual meeting of the National Urban League and...

  • Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange head arrested Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million.

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31- Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Friday each nation's interests clashed over an intellectual property issue and they could not reach a Pacific Rim trade deal. He also said trade ministers from the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks share a view that they will continue to make efforts toward an early...