Court rules for Yelp in suit over online ratings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online review site Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company, a federal appeals court ruled in a lawsuit filed by small businesses claiming Yelp used the tactic to try to extort ads from them....

Fed: Median incomes drop for all but wealthiest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The richest 10 percent of Americans were the only group whose median incomes rose in the past three years, the Federal Reserve said Thursday in a report on consumer finances. The Fed said that incomes declined for every other group from 2010 to 2013,...
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Ruling against BP could mean $18 billion in fines

FILE – In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. An April 20, 2010...
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More violence at troubled Nashville juvenile jail

Teenagers spray a fire extinguisher at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville, Tenn., early Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. More than two dozen teens created a large disturbance Wednesday night in the yard of a detention center with a long history of violence, escape...
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Stocks flat as oil drop offsets ECB stimulus

FILE – This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks rose Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after the European Central Bank surprised traders by trimming its main interest rate to a record low, and announcing...
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2 Bitcoin operators plead guilty in Silk Road case

Charles Shrem, center, the top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company, walks from the federal court house in New York Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after pleading guilty to federal charges that he helped smooth the way for drug transactions on the online marketplace Silk...
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Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant

Crews with heavy construction equipment work Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center 15 miles east of Sparks, Nev., where Tesla Motors Inc. plans to build a 6,500 worker “gigafactory” to mass produce cheaper lithium batteries for its next line of...
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Detroit official: Debt plan ‘adjustments’ possible

Graphic illustrates Detroit’s slow decline into bankruptcy, featuring charts showing the city’s population, unemployment rates and revenue decline.; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm; Graphic illustrates Detroit’s slow decline into bankruptcy, featuring charts...
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Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is mobbed by media as he gets into a car with his son, Bobby, right, after he and his wife, former first lady Maureen McDonnell, were convicted on multiple counts of corruption at Federal Court in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014....
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McIlroy shares lead at BMW Championship

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the 10th hole during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off...