- Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers Updated: May-01-16 6:37 pm
NEW YORK - A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.
- Oklahoma utility proposes major bill changes in rate case Updated: May-01-16 12:40 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Billing changes proposed in a rate case filed by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. could double the standard residential customer charge and lower winter electricity prices.
- Settlement of coastal oil suits? Industry groups say no Updated: May-01-16 11:28 am
NEW ORLEANS - A business lobbying group and oil industry organizations are publicly denying speculation that energy companies are negotiating with public officials to settle lawsuits over damage to Louisiana's coast.
- Uber, blind riders reach settlement over service animals Updated: Apr-30-16 9:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals, an advocacy group announced Saturday.
- Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws Updated: Apr-30-16 1:48 am
HOUSTON - Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.
- Can South Dakota tax online sales? State presses to find out Updated: Apr-29-16 6:30 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota wants to collect state sales tax on purchases from Overstock.com and other Internet retailers. The state is pressing for the revenues with a lawsuit against several remote retailers that ultimately seeks to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
- Cleveland Browns owner loses round in deposition fight Updated: Apr-29-16 4:50 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a step closer to having to answer questions about fraud at the truck stop chain where he is president and CEO.
- Jury: Firm not liable for burns blamed on exploding body wax Updated: Apr-29-16 9:25 am
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - A jury says a New York company isn't responsible for burns a northeastern Pennsylvania woman said were caused by a bottle of exploding body wax.
- Embezzlement charge dropped against ex-realty employee Updated: Apr-29-16 6:34 am
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - A 48-year-old woman accused in the embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a realty company she worked for is no longer facing prosecution.
- Lawsuit claims discrimination at the New York Times Updated: Apr-29-16 1:01 am
NEW YORK - Two women who work in the advertising department at The New York Times have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper, its chief executive and chief revenue officer.
- UK company fined for misleading Australians over painkillers Updated: Apr-29-16 12:12 am
SYDNEY - An Australian court ordered a British consumer goods company on Friday to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) in penalties after ruling that the company misled consumers about the effectiveness of a popular painkiller.
- New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments Updated: Apr-28-16 10:02 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas-based oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a waste-water injection well used by various oil producers.
- Former employee ordered to pay Nu Skin in theft lawsuit Updated: Apr-28-16 3:38 pm
PROVO, Utah - A Provo-based multilevel marketing company has been awarded about $336,000 in damages and restitution after it sued a former employee over stolen personal care products.
- Nebraska court lets transportation company expand in Lincoln Updated: Apr-28-16 2:37 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A transportation company that serves people with disabilities can expand its operations in Lincoln despite objections raised by taxi services, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Thursday.
- Priceline CEO resigns after probe into employee relationship Updated: Apr-28-16 1:56 pm
NEW YORK - Online travel booking company Priceline said Thursday that its CEO resigned after he had a personal relationship with an employee.
- Drug companies to pay North Carolina $45M in settlement Updated: Apr-28-16 6:09 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina will receive $45 million in a settlement with drug makers Pfizer and Wyeth.
- Forsyth County woman's spilled soup lawsuit reported settled Updated: Apr-28-16 4:44 am
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit in which a Forsyth County woman claimed that an instant noodle soup cup caused second-degree burns on her daughter.
- Georgia executes man convicted in 1998 triple killing Updated: Apr-27-16 11:27 pm
JACKSON, Georgia - Georgia executed a man Wednesday who was convicted in the 1998 killings of a central Georgia trucking company owner and his two children during a home burglary.
- National Women's Hockey League sued by former executive Updated: Apr-27-16 10:44 pm
A former National Women's Hockey League executive filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to recoup more than $200,000 he said he invested to help launch the inaugural season last year.
- Suit seeks records tied to Ike's anti-gay order Updated: Apr-27-16 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON - A gay rights group sued the Justice Department on Wednesday for failing to produce hundreds of pages of documents related to a 1953 order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower that empowered federal agencies to investigate and fire employees thought to be gay.
- Romo's fantasy company fighting with NFL in court again Updated: Apr-27-16 9:00 pm
DALLAS - A fantasy football company partly owned by Dallas quarterback Tony Romo is fighting the NFL in court again, this time claiming the league is interfering with a second attempt to hold a fan-centric convention by asking sponsors not to participate.
- Prince's estate to be temporarily managed by trust company Updated: Apr-27-16 7:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota judge appointed a corporate trust company on Wednesday to temporarily oversee Prince's multimillion-dollar estate, saying the emergency appointment was necessary because the superstar musician doesn't appear to have a will and immediate decisions must be made about his business interests.
- Prosecutors: Ex-coal chief should be in prison during appeal Updated: Apr-27-16 1:45 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Prosecutors are urging a federal appeals court not to allow former coal company executive Don Blankenship to remain free next month while the court considers his appeal.
- Police watchdog agency director withdraws lawsuit Updated: Apr-27-16 7:48 am
NEW YORK - The executive director of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board has withdrawn her lawsuit against the chairman of the police watchdog agency.
- Eagle Forum board members sue to oust Schlafly confidant Updated: Apr-27-16 6:35 am
EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois - A majority of board members of Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum has filed an Illinois lawsuit over its efforts to oust a former Missouri Republican Party chairman from the conservative political organization.