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  • Over the past decade 47 dogs have died across the U.S. during grooming, or within days of showing signs of ill health after grooming, at the nation's leading pet retailer, a New Jersey news organization reports, though what the numbers mean is uncertain. PetSmart, which has more than 1,600 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, would not disclose the number of...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A New Hampshire woman who was hoping to land a sales job at Party City was turned down after a manager realized she has autism, according to a federal lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire. The woman, Ashley Waxman, was allegedly denied a job at a Party City in Nashua, New...

  • NEW YORK— The Washington Post. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. On the rest, the jury's still out.

  • The Columbus Dispatch reports Wexner said he "won't support this nonsense in the Republican Party." Wexner proclaimed last year he'd "just had it" after Republican President Donald Trump said there was blame on "both sides" for deadly violence at an August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,...

  • In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, thousands of people in the Carolinas are still waiting to return to their homes. Those who have are assessing the damage. Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates insured wind and storm surge losses for Florence between $1.7 billion and $4.6 billion.

  • HONOLULU— The recent eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has quieted to the point that federal officials are ready to allow people back to the dramatically changed summit crater, which has quadrupled in size, lost all of its lava and collapsed downward so far that the Empire State Building could now fit inside. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its...

  • HONOLULU— A national park in Hawaii is reopening after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials are bracing for long lines and crammed roads as visitors flock to the park Saturday. Kilauea has been active for decades.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- The United States is optimistic about finding a way forward in its trade dispute with China, but it does not have a date scheduled for further talks as it assesses Beijing's response to the latest round of tariffs, a senior White House official said on Friday. The official said despite its protestations, China was well aware of U.S. demands it...

  • **LONDON- Participation by ECB chief economist Peter Praet in opening keynote dialogue at FT Investment Management Summit Rebalancing Return and Risk Amid Global Recovery in London 0810 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Opening remarks by ECB Board Member Benoit Coeure at annual meeting of ECB's Money Market Contact Group in Frankfurt 1200 GMT. **LONDON- Guest talk by ECB chief...

  • Sept 21- Duke Energy Corp said it shut down a North Carolina natural gas plant due to flooding as the deluge of water continued in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people. Hurricane Florence brought several feet of rain to parts of North Carolina over a period of days, and the historic level of storm flooding is not expected to...

  • Union leader Jeff Royalty said striking workers will return to work next week. Royalty is president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 10 d. Union leader Jeff Royalty said Friday that the two sides agreed to language giving workers the option to keep current sick leave policy or sign up for a short-term disability plan.

  • ATLANTA— The Latest on cost overruns from construction at a nuclear power plant in Georgia:. The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans. A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a "cost cap" in the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" T-shirts, Wake Up America coffee,...

  • NEW YORK— Twitter says it found a software bug that may have sent some private messages to the wrong people. The issue, which started in May 2017, could in some cases have directed messages to the wrong developer. The company discovered and fixed the flaw on Sept. 10.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- An overhaul of Wall Street's technology and media sectors coincided with the quarterly expiration of futures and options, bringing a burst of volume to trading late on Friday that could continue in the days that follow. After the close on Friday, S&P Dow Jones Indices was poised to reorganize several of its sectors and relaunch its...

  • They also increased their net short position in cocoa and trimmed a bullish stance in cotton futures and options, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed. The increase came as arabica futures prices earlier this week plunged below $1 per lb to their lowest level since December 2005. In raw sugar, speculators sharply reduced their bearish...

  • A trader gestures while working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.

    The Fed is expected to announce a quarter point rate hike Wednesday, and is likely to signal another hike is coming later in the year.

  • *Dow closes up; S&P 500, Nasdaq lose ground. NEW YORK, Sept 21- Industrials led the Dow to a new closing high on Friday ahead of Monday's major sector reshuffle, capping a week that largely shrugged off trade worries. Trading volume spiked to the highest level since Feb. 9 in anticipation of the S&P 500 sector change, when telecoms will be folded into a new sector called...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has this month also criticized California's legislature for approving a state measure to guarantee open internet access and said "bad behavior" on the part of internet service providers could be prevented by the FCC's new transparency requirements. The FCC voted 3-2 in December to reverse the Obama era rules that barred internet...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Striking employees at Four Roses will return to work next week after the Kentucky bourbon maker and union officials reached a tentative agreement Friday to end a two-week walkout, a union leader said. In a bargaining session Friday, negotiators agreed to language giving workers the option to keep current sick leave policy or sign up for a...