Business Highlights

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

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Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream.

Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

President Barack Obama's former campaign manager and White House senior adviser David Plouffe is joining car service startup Uber as it seeks to expand in cities worldwide.

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

Attorney blasts fatal police shooting at Wal-Mart

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store said Tuesday that surveillance video of the shooting shows it was unjustified, and the state's top lawman said a special grand jury will begin considering whether charges are appropriate against the officers.

Sunkist moving north, kissing Los Angeles goodbye

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

One of the nation's largest citrus suppliers is moving its headquarters out of Los Angeles and inland to the Santa Clarita Valley.

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

U.S. stocks gained Tuesday after investors got some encouraging news about home building, inflation and corporate earnings. Investors were encouraged by a bounce in home construction last month and news that consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in five months. Home Depot and TJX, the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other stores, both reported strong earnings.

Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.

WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

A World War II bomb found Tuesday next to a highway near Frankfurt airport was disposed of in a controlled explosion, causing some disruption to flight operations.