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  • SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Sept 20- When Rick Smith launched his supercharged stun gun in 1999, his startup had produced two failed products, several years of losses and a load of debt. Smith himself took a half-second shock at a December 1999 demonstration in Los Angeles and dropped immediately, according to a log of the event. The weapon, he told police, had been...

  • Focusing on wind power, GM is looking to boost its renewable energy credentials.

  • Graduates from the Harvard Business School MBA program.

    It's getting harder for U.S. business schools to attract international candidates.

  • LEBANON, Ind.— An Indiana judge has heard arguments in a lawsuit filed by former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's ex-wife alleging the company knew of Fogle's sexual interest in children but continued promoting him as its spokesman. WXIN-TV reports the judge didn't rule immediately Tuesday after opposing attorneys presented arguments on Subway's request...

  • BOSTON— An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, is on trial for...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— A nursing home management firm in Indiana has sued several former executives who are already criminally charged with embezzling more than $16 million from the company. American Senior Communities filed the lawsuit Friday against several individuals, including former CEO James Burkhart, and 16 shell companies, The Indianapolis Star...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 15- Fans of BLT sandwiches, take heart: U.S. retail prices of bacon, which soared to record highs this summer, should begin to ease soon, according to livestock analysts. Wholesale prices of pork bellies surged to over $200 per hundredweight in July after starting the year at roughly $116, caused by stronger-than-expected consumer demand and tight...

  • Beautiful Little Redfish Lake at night with Sawtooth mountains in Idaho in the background and star filled sky with milky way.

    Idaho hopes to establish the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States.

  • BOISE, Idaho— Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. "We know the night sky has inspired people for many thousands of years," said John Barentine, program manager at the Tucson, Arizona- based International Dark-Sky Association. Leaders in the cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley, the tiny mountain town of Stanley, other...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on Congress and Republican efforts to overhaul taxes:. Trump tells reporters during a meeting with moderate lawmakers from both parties at the White House Wednesday that he's still pushing for a 15 percent rate for businesses and would like to see a rate "much lower than that for individuals." House Speaker Paul Ryan says the White House and...

  • White House, Republican lawmakers have not devised tax plan. The president is cranking up a publicity campaign to build public support for his general goals of lower and simpler taxes, but no detailed tax plan has been completed or proposed by the White House or the Republicans in control of Congress. Later in the day, Trump held a dinner at the White House with the...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday cast doubt on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a sluggish effort in Congress to lower taxes. Republicans in Congress have yet to agree on a tax plan, despite months of high-level discussions. Senator Joe Manchin of...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that the administration's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent may be unattainable, even as President Donald Trump steps up his push for tax cuts in Congress. Republicans in Congress also have not agreed on a tax plan, despite months of high-level discussions. Trump may visit as many as 13 state...

  • Ted Cruz says an aide was responsible for the "like" that caused a pornographic post to briefly appear on Cruz's Twitter feed overnight. The Texas Republican and 2016 presidential candidate said Tuesday that several aides have access to the account and that one inadvertently posted the pornography. Although I will say that if I had known that this would trend so...

  • WASHINGTON— In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median American household only last year finally earned more than it did in 1999.. Incomes for a typical U.S. household, adjusted for inflation, rose 3.2 percent from 2015 to 2016 to $59,039, the Census Bureau said. Elise Gould, a senior economist at...

  • Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump's tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that's a prerequisite to any far-reaching change in the nation's tax system. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP members of the Budget Committee met Tuesday with Trump's top...

  • The White House announced the dinner with the Republican president late on Monday, and a White House aide confirmed the guest list included three Democrats: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. It also included Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, Patrick Toomey of...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump's tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that's a prerequisite to any far-reaching change in the nation's tax system. Trump had dinner Tuesday with a group of Republican and Democratic senators to talk taxes, after Senate...

  • PHOENIX— Republican lawmakers from 19 states are trying to develop a plan in Arizona this week for carrying out a growing, but unlikely, national effort to amend the Constitution to require a balanced U.S. budget, a long-held goal of conservatives who believe out-of-control spending is harming the nation. All 27 amendments that have been adopted were proposed...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Days after President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Mayara Pena still has a lot of unanswered questions. On Tuesday, Pena, who came to the United States from Brazil as a teenager, learned that her authorization to work and protection from deportation under DACA will lapse in 2019, before the car...