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Charter Communications reports Internet outage

Charter Communications Inc. said late Saturday that the company was aware of some customers experiencing Internet outages across its service area.

State to ask for lower air permit fee increase

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources Air Pollution Control Program, which enforces the federal Clean Air Act in the state, could be insolvent by late 2016 after a proposal to raise permit and emission fees fell apart, state officials said.

Fitbit to Schumer: We don’t sell personal data

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.

Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation

An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.

Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators.

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.

Stocks advance to put S&P 500 at record high

The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to a record high.

Missouri utilities look to Kansas for wind energy

Two Missouri utilities are looking to Kansas companies to help meet carbon dioxide emission targets proposed by a federal agency.

Some Fed officials want to slow economic help soon

Some Federal Reserve officials think the U.S. economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will need to act sooner than previously thought to slow the extraordinary support it’s been providing through ultra-low interest rates.

Stocks advance for third day, despite Fed minutes

The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.

PSC rejects Noranda’s rate-change request

Noranda Aluminum won’t get reduced rates, the Public Service Commission said today.

Late-payment rate on US mortgages declines in 2Q

Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that has reduced the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion.

FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease.

PetSmart to consider selling itself

Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering putting itself up for sale.

Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday.

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.Peanut and almond butters sold at Kroger, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates.

GM considers expanding youth summer job program

A General Motors program that pays high school students to spruce up parks and schools may spread from Detroit and Flint to Pontiac.

Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds

A summer swoon for the stock market appears to be over for now.