• In this Sept. 29, 2015, photo, Jason Robins, center, CEO of DraftKings website, speaks on a panel at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. His company’s rising visibility is spawning debate among the casino industry and regulators about the definition of gambling and whether all sports betting should be legalized and regulated. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    As daily fantasy eschews ‘gambling’ label, scrutiny grows

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stock market traders and chess players — that’s who’s playing DraftKings, according to CEO Jason Robins, who told a crowd of casino executives last week in Las Vegas that fewer than 15 percent of the players on his site make wagers in traditional sports books.

  • Group asks NM Supreme Court to weigh in PNM case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to disqualify all but one member of a powerful state regulatory board in a case that will determine the fate of a coal-fired power plant that serves customers throughout the Southwest.

  • Supreme Court rejects San Jose appeal over Athletics’ move

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from San Jose in the northern California city’s bid to lure baseball’s Athletics from Oakland.

  • Firefighters work at the at the scene of an explosion at a three-story building in the Borough Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says the explosion apparently happened after a stove was disconnected. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    New York City explosion kills 1, hurts 3; gas leak suspected

    NEW YORK (AP) — Debris is being removed from a Brooklyn building where an apparent gas explosion killed a woman and injured three others.

  • This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at the Brookings Institution in Washington. In his memoir scheduled to be published Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, Bernanke recalls the September weekend in 2008 when regulators sought desperately but in vain to save the investment bank Lehman Brothers as a "terrible, surreal moment." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Bernanke, in new memoir, recalls Lehman’s ‘surreal’ failure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke recalls the September weekend in 2008 when regulators sought desperately but in vain to save the investment bank Lehman Brothers as a “terrible, surreal moment.”

  • Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee endorsed a bill Thursday to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, the latest sign of congressional support for legislation that President Barack Obama opposes.

  • In this July 29, 2010 file photo, a worker monitors the water in Talmadge Creek in Marshall Township, Mich., near the Kalamazoo River as oil from a ruptured pipeline, owned by Enbridge Inc, is vacuumed out the water. The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to expand rules for pipelines carrying oil, gasoline and other hazardous liquids inspections requirements to include rural areas that are currently exempt, and for companies to more closely analyze the results of their inspections. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Feds want tougher rules for pipelines after series of spills

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday they want tighter safety rules for pipelines carrying crude oil, gasoline and other hazardous liquids after a series of ruptures that included the costliest onshore oil spill in the nation’s history in Michigan.

  • Juliano Hamana, 24, samples the aroma of one of the offerings at Shango Premium Cannabis, in Portland , Ore., Thrusday, Oct. 1, 2015. Oregon marijuana stores have begun sales to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry in the state. Some of the more than 250 dispensaries in Oregon that already offer medical marijuana opened their doors early Thursday to begin selling the drug just moments after it became legal to do so.  (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Recreational pot users score bags of bud at Oregon shops

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Excited shoppers looking to score some of the first recreational marijuana sold legally in Oregon bought up baggies of bud early Thursday, taking advantage of door-buster prices and other deals.

  • In this Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, photo, Shoneji Robison, left, and Catarah Hampshire, owners of Southern Girl Desserts, pose for a photo in their bakery, in Los Angeles. In less than two years, Southern Girl Desserts took out six loans and was in a financial mess that made it difficult to buy ingredients and pay workers. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Fast and easy loans come at price for small businesses

    NEW YORK (AP) — It sounded like a sweet deal: A loan broker walked into Southern Girl Desserts offering the Los Angeles bakery a $40,000 loan that could be deposited in a bank account quickly. Already rejected for a loan from a bank, co-owner Catarah Hampshire took the offer and hired more workers to whip up peach cobblers and sweet potato cupcakes.

  • More spills reported as New Mexico oil production increases

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The volume of oil produced in New Mexico increased by nearly a quarter during the last fiscal year, but a review has found that the volume of industry-related spills jumped by more than 60 percent.