Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A shipping company pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges from a 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

Post-game riots in Morgantown cost $45,000-plus

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Riots that erupted after West Virginia University's win over Baylor are costing the city of Morgantown more than $45,000.

Business Highlights

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

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First Niagara shares drop after $800M charge in 3Q

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

First Niagara Financial Group Inc.'s shares sank Friday after the bank took an $800 million charge that caused a quarterly loss and said it was dealing with a "process issue" with its deposit accounts.

FCC: Phone companies posted private info online

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Two phone companies — TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. — unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said Friday they plan to fine the companies.

Manufacturer halts sales of highway guardrails

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A Texas company is stopping shipments of a common highway-guardrail system and conducting more crash tests after it lost a $175 million jury verdict.

Final Frontier flight departs from Iowa airport

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Frontier Airlines is saying goodbye to the Sioux City airport, ending a four-month stint serving the community.

Anthem: 2015 rates in health marketplace stay flat

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire said Friday that on average, its customers who have purchased insurance plans under the federal health care overhaul law will see no increases in premiums next year.

Union questions NFL's domestic violence plan

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The players' union has questioned why the NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators."