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Palin urges repeal of Alaska's oil tax structure

Favors returning to previous system

Keeping Alaska's new oil tax structure in place would be a "devastating step backwards" in the state's development, former Gov. Sarah Palin said.

Ex-banker sentenced in NY insider trading case

A former investment banker who admitted making trades based on inside information to cover child support was sentenced on Friday on securities fraud charges to 2 1/2 years in prison.

US stocks have their worst week in two years

The U.S. stock market is closing out its worst week in two years.

Missouri’s top banking regulator retiring

Missouri’s chief banking regulator is stepping down effective today. Finance Commissioner Rich Weaver is retiring after a three-decade career that began in the division’s mail room in 1985.

Target goes outside for new CEO

Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.

US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

For investors, there were few havens on Thursday. The stock market had its worst one-day drop since February, driven down by a confluence of worries, from weak company earnings to the looming end of stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar.

New 'know your customer' rules proposed for banks

The U.S. government is proposing new rules for banks and other financial firms aimed at preventing the use of anonymous companies to launder illicit profits.

US judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America

A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments.

Stocks flatten out after Fed delivers no surprises

A cheerful report on the U.S. economy, rising profits and no surprises from the Federal Reserve left the stock market nearly where it started on Wednesday.

McDonald's could be liable for labor practices

McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants.

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Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.

PSC holds hearings this week to determine if Ameren Missouri earned too much money

This week, the five-member commission hears testimony on the over-earnings complaint that was lodged against Ameren last February by 37 individual customers and by Noranda Aluminum, Ameren’s single largest customer.

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.

Starbucks profit rises on stronger sales

Starbucks reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday as new food and drinks helped boost sales in the U.S.