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  • Valles Caldera looks to future as national park

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The management experiment at Valles Caldera National Preserve is coming to an end as the National Park Service prepares to take over the 140-square-mile property in northern New Mexico. The transition…

  • Thai farm workers may not get any of $8.7M award

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it’s not clear whether…

  • NY requires Ocwen reforms, $150M homeowner help

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial regulators have reached a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. requiring the nation’s largest subprime mortgage servicer to reform its practices and provide $150 million to help struggling New…

  • TripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trust

    MILAN (AP) — Italy’s antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers’ association and a consumer protection agency. The antitrust authority…

  • Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.…

  • 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…

  • Caesars Entertainment to buy affiliate

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load. The Las Vegas casino giant says…

  • 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…

  • It’s becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, it’s almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block. International online payment services…

  • 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…

  • Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue…

  • 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…

  • TripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trust

    MILAN (AP) — Italy’s antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers’ association and a consumer protection agency. The antitrust authority…