US stock market closes mostly lower

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as energy companies fall and investors look ahead to central bank meetings later this week.

Southwest adds New Orleans-to-San Antonio flight

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Southwest Airlines will add daily flights to San Antonio, Texas, from Louis Armstrong International Airport next year.

East Allegheny teachers become second to strike

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district went on strike Tuesday, making their union local the second to walk off the job as the new school year begins, while contract talks continue in scores of other districts.

Ky. GOP House leaders target federal health care

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Republicans vying to wrest the Kentucky House from Democratic control for the first time in nearly a century promised Tuesday to try to repeal the state's Medicaid expansion and rein in other parts of the federal health care overhaul.

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

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Wholesale cash prices Tuesday:

ERCOT: Ample electric capacity for fall, winter

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says it expects to have ample electricity available to keep up with periods of peak demand in the fall and winter, according to projections released Tuesday.

US Sen. Warren supports repealing state casino law

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Anti-gambling activists are touting a major boost from Sen. Elizabeth Warren as their campaign to repeal the state's casino law heads into the final stretch.

Grain mixed, beef and pork higher

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Grain futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Darden Restaurants makes new offer to activist

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Darden Restaurants offered more concessions to activist investor Starboard Value on Tuesday in a fight for control of the Olive Garden parent.

GOP governor candidate wants NY regents elected

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Tuesday that members of New York's Board of Regents, which supervises the state's schools, should be chosen by the people rather than the Legislature.