Chrysler is recalling just under 30,000 Fiat 500L small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with air bags that protect knees in a crash.

Wholesale cash prices Wednesday:

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

The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.

Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle.

Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including requiring patients to meet 25 criteria and get prior approval before the government program will pay for the new drug.

Boeing says final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina.

Attorneys for nine Greenpeace activists facing felony charges for a stunning protest at Procter & Gamble's headquarters are challenging the consumer product company's damage claims.

Cotton futures No. 2 closed $5.05 to $6.20 a bale lower Wednesday.

Energy company Exelon said it will buy the retail business of competitor Integrys for $60 million.

Nome gold miners are expressing outrage about a city letter citing the "negative social impacts" of their industry.

Three long-time Putin associates are among eight people who have been hit with new European Union sanctions, an official EU document showed Wednesday.

The United States and European leaders say they're prepared to intensify sanctions against Russia unless it moves to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

Lawyers for people who say defective Chinese drywall wrecked their homes are again suing the manufacturers. And the lawsuit adds a new defendant — the Chinese commission that oversees 117 companies including in aerospace, nuclear power and electronics.

A comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting June 17-18:

Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting:

Spirit Airlines will start direct flights between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Chicago and Detroit this fall.

The Ohio prisons director says the state has levied a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year.

The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it's offering no clearer hint of when it will start raising its key short-term interest rate.

Lawyers for people who say defective Chinese drywall wrecked their homes have filed a new lawsuit against the manufacturers. It adds a new defendant — the Chinese commission that oversees 117 widespread companies including aerospace, nuclear power and electronics.

South American soccer officials say that Julio Grondona, the longtime head of the Argentina Football Association, has died. He was 82.

Lumber Liquidators saw a 19 percent drop in second quarter earnings after a rough winter that dampened construction in many regions.

3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.

A Texas-based company announced Wednesday it is building a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source. The project is expected to employ 52 people.

Julio Grondona, the longtime head of the Argentine Football Association, has died. He was 82.

Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press.

European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe.

Federal regulators say Archer Daniels Midland Co. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act rules at facilities where it stored fuels and oil in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.

Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.

A new report says the Massachusetts economy grew at a solid clip in the second quarter of 2014, rebounding from a weak first quarter.

About 11,000 Kawasaki off-road vehicles are being recalled because debris can cut through the foot rest area and hurt riders' legs.

Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts.

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on Wednesday reported earnings that climbed by 26 percent in its second quarter, and fell short of analysts' expectations.

Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest."

A fire alarm that prompted some passengers to evacuate Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been blamed on a worker who was welding.



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