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Marijuana and cannabis-infused products are displayed for sale at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Legal recreational pot industry opens in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The nation’s first recreational pot industry opened in Colorado on Wednesday, kicking off an experiment that will be watched closely around the world and one that activists hope will prove that legalization […]

01/01/2014

Entrance to a Target retail store. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Target: Customers’ encrypted PINs were stolen

ATLANTA (AP) — Target said Friday that debit-card PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month. The company said the stolen personal identification numbers, […]

12/27/2013

A customer signs his credit card receipt at a Target store. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)

Target: Justice Dept. investigates its data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. said on Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer that’s being called the second largest incident in U.S. […]

12/23/2013

Oct. 16, 2013: An ATM sits next to a rack of marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuana at The Joint, a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Study looks at marijuana demand in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — Figuring out how much marijuana people use has been one of the trickiest, and most important, questions facing the bureaucrats who are setting up Washington state’s new legal pot system. Underestimate demand, […]

12/18/2013

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Congressional subcommittee weighs online gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling. The hearing took place Tuesday before the House Subcommittee […]

12/10/2013

An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judge moves airline merger step closer to takeoff

A federal bankruptcy judge is approving the settlement in the U.S. government’s antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and US Airways, clearing the airlines to complete their merger early next month. Judge Sean Lane ruled Wednesday […]

11/27/2013

Latest federal Internet gambling bill proposes tax

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If Congress makes no progress on a national framework for online gambling this session, it won’t be for a lack of legislation. Two lawmakers introduced bills over the summer that would […]

11/18/2013

An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Govt reaches agreement to allow airline merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world’s biggest airline. The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the […]

11/12/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Holder looks for answers on overcrowded prisons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation’s top law enforcement officer got a glimpse of the challenges facing ex-offenders attempting to rebuild their lives on Tuesday as he attended an unusual court session and then met with […]

11/05/2013

Govt sues company that handled Snowden vetting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is stepping into a lawsuit against the company that handled background checks of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. The lawsuit alleges that […]

10/30/2013

The exterior view of JPMorgan Chase offices in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Govt, JPMorgan reach tentative deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – JPMorgan Chase & Co. has tentatively agreed to pay $13 billion to settle allegations surrounding the quality of mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a person […]

10/20/2013

The lobby of JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

AP source: Govt, JPMorgan reach tentative deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has tentatively agreed to pay $13 billion to settle allegations surrounding the quality of mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a person familiar […]

10/19/2013

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