Companies want Big Island incinerator extension

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Three companies vying to build a Big Island waste-to-energy incinerator say better proposals will come in if an Oct. 15 deadline for bids is extended.

Fitch launches financial literacy initiative

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she wants to help Mississippi young people become more comfortable with handling their finances.

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.

EPA environmental crimes office opens in ND

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement arm has opened an office in Bismarck so that it will have a bigger presence in the North Dakota's booming oil patch.

BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0334

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Wholesale cash prices Friday:

Nebraska court gives phone carrier second chance

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday gave a national cellphone carrier a second chance to qualify as a provider of government-subsidized phone service for low-income residents.

BC-Cotton Bale

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Cotton futures No. 2 closed 35 cents to $4.80 a bale higher Friday.

Recalls this week: bean bag chairs, cribs

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other recalled products include convertible cribs with a defect that can create a hazardous gap.

Grain higher, beef higher, pork mostly higher

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Leader touts value, potential of Md. Army post

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The new senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground said Friday that stronger ties between the Army installation and the surrounding community could help avert large job cuts at the sprawling research and weapons-testing post near Baltimore.