By WAYNE PARRY | August 30, 2014 7:18 amHere's what happens when a casino closes down
50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US
Associated Press | August 30, 2014 5:49 amincluding the pace of implementation -- and what it considers an overemphasis on standardized tests. During debate over use of another test as a high school graduation requirement, state lawmakers generally expressed support for the standards and the alignment of the curriculum with the PARCC test.
Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?
Associated Press | August 30, 2014 5:42 amMillions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.
Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 2:24 pmGood weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say.
American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 2:07 pmAfter a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz.
Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 1:48 pmKraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
Figures on government spending and debt
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 1:18 pmFigures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
Recalls this week: laptop power cords, helmets
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 1:06 pmNearly 6 million laptop power cords that can overheat and start a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty helmets and bunk beds.Here's a more...
US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 8:36 amU.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups.
Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 8:36 amU.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.
Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 5:12 amFederal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.
Largest UK retailer warns on profits, shares drop
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 4:30 amTesco shares have dropped sharply after Britain's largest retailer by revenue issued another profit warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75 percent.
Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 3:18 amChina's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering.
Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 2:19 amTesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.
Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets
Associated Press | August 29, 2014 1:06 ama turnaround time days ahead of what it was like when many coaches began their careers. Maybe it helped: Oklahoma won 45-31.
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