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  • Rates rise at weekly US Treasury bill auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday’s auction with rates on six-month bills climbing to their highest level in more than two years. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in…

  • Polar Express trip cut short after train breaks

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Polar Express didn’t quite have the steam it needed to reach the North Pole. It couldn’t even make it out of Rhode Island. The Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad holiday…

  • F-Squared paying $35M to settle SEC charges on advertising

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investment firm F-Squared will pay $35 million and admit wrongdoing to settle federal regulators’ charges that it defrauded investors with false advertising claims about financial performance. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced…

  • Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company broke ground Monday on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal, but which has been a source of anger and protests…

  • US stocks push to record highs, continuing a rally

    The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at record highs Monday as the market delivered its fourth gain in as many trading days. Pharmaceutical and technology stocks were among…

  • As dust clears, what’s next for Sony?

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will…

  • Cuba: Asylum for fugitives is legitimate right

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America’s most-wanted woman despite…

  • Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials said Monday they are changing the drugs they use in executions after an inmate in July gasped repeatedly over the course of nearly two hours while being put to…

  • DOJ seeks benefits for families of slain officers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is directing Justice Department to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police officers who were fatally shot inside their patrol car, the Justice Department…

  • Retailers and package deliverers take on peak shipping volume days before Christmas

    ATLANTA (AP) — FedEx, UPS and online retailers are working to avoid a repeat of the problems that occurred at the end of last year’s holiday shopping season, when severe winter weather and a surge…

  • 88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An 88-year-old political veteran has been elected president of Tunisia, a country whose young people once electrified the world by overthrowing its 73-year-old dictator in 2011 and triggering the Arab Spring…

  • Appeals court strikes down NC abortion law

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound to the pregnant woman is “ideological in intent” and violates doctors’ free-speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled…

  • Ex Petrobras manager says she spoke with CEO about anomalies

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff on Monday sharply defended the chief executive officer of the Brazil’s state-run oil company despite allegations she was told years ago about some of the irregularities that are…

  • BMW to replace air bags nationwide, joining other automakers

    NEW YORK (AP) — BMW has agreed to demands from the government to replace driver’s-side air bags across the entire U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pushing companies to recall older cars…

  • Greek prosecutor rejects lawmaker’s bribe claims

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A judicial investigation has dismissed a Greek lawmaker’s allegations that he was offered money to back the government candidate in the country’s fraught presidential vote. Court officials said Monday that prosecutor…