- Thousands of drug inmates approved for early prison release
Business Insider, Wednesday - 10/07/2015 - 04:02 AM
Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners, according to an Associated Press review of court records. Many defendants cleared for early release starting this fall fit a more sympathetic profile: small-time dealers targeted by a draconian approach to drug enforcement.
- German industrial production falls in August
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 10/07/2015 - 03:33 AM
Official data show that German industrial production fell in August following an increase the previous month, a report that comes on top of disappointing figures for factory orders.
- Asian shares higher despite lower IMF growth forecast
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/07/2015 - 02:56 AM
Asian stock markets and oil prices rose Wednesday, taking in stride the IMF's lower global growth forecast and Japan's central bank leaving monetary policy unchanged.
- VW CEO: recall of cars hit by scandal to begin in January
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 10/07/2015 - 02:05 AM
Volkswagen's new chief executive says that a recall of cars with software at the center of the emissions-rigging scandal should start in January and the automaker aims to fix the…
- Caldwell says he's done talking about controversial play
Business Insider, Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 04:35 PM
Jim Caldwell doesn't want to talk any more about the controversial way his Detroit Lions lost Monday night — and he doesn't want his players talking about it either. Caldwell says he doesn't want the Lions to be distracted by more discussion of Calvin Johnson's fumble on Detroit's final possession in a loss to Seattle.
- Top EU court backs student in Facebook privacy case
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 04:46 AM
The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday in favor of an Austrian law student who claims a trans-Atlantic data protection agreement doesn't adequately protect consumer…
- For Volkswagen, costs of scandal will be piling up
Associated Press, Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 12:34 AM
For Volkswagen, the cost of its cheating on emissions tests in the U. S. is likely to run into the tens of billions of dollars and prematurely end its long-sought status as the world's biggest carmaker.
- Data Hack at 7 Trump Hotels Confirmed
Wall Street Journal, Monday - 10/05/2015 - 08:47 PM
An independent investigation hasn’t found any evidence of customers’ information being misused, the hotel operator said.
- FDA orders safety studies from scope manufacturers
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 10/05/2015 - 12:14 PM
Federal health authorities are ordering manufacturers of specialized medical scopes to study how the reusable devices are cleaned following a series of life-threatening bacte…
- Norway's Telenor to sell stake in Russia's VimpelCom
Associated Press, Monday - 10/05/2015 - 10:26 AM
Norwegian telecoms company Telenor says it plans to sell its entire 33 percent stake in VimpelCom Ltd, valued at some 20 billion kroner ($2.4 billion).
- Average time of 9-inning MLB game drops 6 minutes to 2:56
Business Insider, Monday - 10/05/2015 - 10:24 AM
Major League Baseball has managed to cut six minutes from the average time of a nine-inning game this season, when it adopted some speedup rules. STATS said Monday that the season average ended at 2 hours, 56 minutes. While the average dropped to 2:53 in the first half of the season, it was back at 3:00 after the All-Star break.
- US services growth slows in September as orders plunge
Business Insider, Monday - 10/05/2015 - 10:23 AM
Growth in the U. S. services sector slowed in September as sales fell and new orders plunged, evidence that stock market volatility may have hit consumer confidence and limited spending. The Institute for Supply Management says its services index fell to 56.9 last month from 59 in August, which was the second-highest reading in a decade.