• In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady smiles during a news conference after an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl winning quarterback. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Judge’s NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in ‘Deflategate’

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge’s ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the “Deflategate” scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January’s AFC championship game?

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  • In this July 16, 2015 file photo, an oil pump works at sunset in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. The price of oil slunk to a low of $38.24 on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, the lowest since the depths of the recession in 2009. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

    You think the stock market is crazy? Look at oil prices.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Commodity markets are renowned for their booms and busts but the last four days in the crude oil market have even experienced traders wide-eyed.

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer listens during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Fischer said Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, that incoming economic data and market developments will likely determine whether the Fed boosts interest rates in September. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank’s target level have likely begun to fade.