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Chicago teachers say pay bump can't fix deeper problems

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:55am

Chicago teachers undertaking a massive strike Thursday have so far rejected offers that would increase their pay.

Union Pacific dragged down by falling freight volumes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:49am

Falling shipments of energy, industrial and agricultural products cut into profit and revenue at Union Pacific during the third quarter.

Markets Right Now: Solid earnings power early stock gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:43am

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Georgia city wants curbs on medical sterilization factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:40am

A Georgia city has asked a company that sterilizes medical devices to temporarily stop work over air quality tests that show elevated levels of a carcinogen that leaked from the facility last month.

The Latest: Chicago teachers say strike is about 'the kids'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:39am

The Latest on a teachers strike in Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school district (all times local):

Impossible Foods Hires Jessie Becker as Senior Vice President of Marketing

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:30am

with a much smaller environmental footprint than meat from animals. The privately held company was founded in 2011 by Patrick O. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at Stanford University and a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, UBS, Viking Global Investors, Temasek, Sailing Capital, and Open Philanthropy Project.

FedEx files $212M building permit for world hub in Tennessee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:28am

FedEx officials confirm the company has filed a building permit for its new package sorting facility and world hub in Tennessee.

Southwest pushes back return of troubled Boeing Max, again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:28am

Southwest Airlines has again pushed back the return of its Boeing 737 Max jets as Boeing tries to fix the aircraft following two deadly crashes.

European Commission president says there will be no extension to Britain's departure from the European Union.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:23am

European Commission president says there will be no extension to Britain's departure from the European Union.

GM strike pushed US factory output down 0.5% in September

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:21am

U.S. factory output slumped 0.5% in September, as a strike at General Motors caused a steep decline in auto production amid broader struggles for manufacturers.

Striking GM workers led US factory output to tumble 0.5% in September

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:18am

Striking GM workers led US factory output to tumble 0.5% in September.

EU's Juncker: Tentative Brexit deal means "there's no need for any kind" of extension, UK can leave bloc on Oct. 31

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:44am

EU's Juncker: Tentative Brexit deal means "there's no need for any kind" of extension, UK can leave bloc on Oct. 31.

US home construction fell 9.4% last month

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:34am

U.S. home building fell last month, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of new apartments.

US home building fell 9.4% in September as apartment construction plummeted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:32am

US home building fell 9.4% in September as apartment construction plummeted.

Economic slowdown drags Union Pacific 3Q profit down 2%

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:26am

The slowing economy and ongoing trade disputes are dragging railroad profits down in the second half of the year.

Chicago teachers strike in nation's 3rd largest district

Kathleen Foody and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:33am

Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation's third-largest school district in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 students.

Swiss fine commodities giant Gunvor over bribes in Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:49am

Swiss authorities have ordered commodities trading giant Gunvor to pay nearly 94 million Swiss francs (dollars) in compensation and fines for failing to stop its representatives from bribing public officials to gain access to oil markets in Congo and Ivory Coast.

Gibraltar holds election amid uncertainty of Brexit outcome

Barry Hatton and Donovan Torres, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:22am

An election for Gibraltar's 17-seat parliament took place Thursday under a cloud of uncertainty about what Brexit will bring for the speck of British territory on Spain's southern tip.

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:21am

It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of workers building what looks like a new city in the desert of Dubai.