The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.

About 100,000 Californians who haven't yet proved their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S. face losing their health care coverage this fall, state officials said.

Shadowing central bankers and economists at the annual Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates.

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Friday the bank is ready to do more to boost the shaky recovery in the 18 countries that use the euro — but warns governments must join in efforts to reduce stubbornly high unemployment.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week.

Roush Fenway Racing has landed Ortho as a sponsor for "roughly half" of Greg Biffle's races next season.

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

A Bozeman man who pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $370,000 from his elderly and disabled clients has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.

Global aerospace and defense contractor AAR Corp. has reached a deal to lease a jet repair and maintenance facility that Rockford International Airport plans to build.

The Nebraska Labor Department has recovered nearly $5.8 million this year from people who were given too much unemployment pay, either because of errors or because they lied on their applications, the department said Friday.

A Southwest Airlines jet has made a safe emergency landing after blowing a tire during takeoff.

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.

A former teacher at a Montana Catholic school who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried is suing the school district.

John Deere is laying off about 460 workers at its Waterloo tractor factory just a week after it said it would lay off more than 600 employees at factories in East Moline and Moline, Illinois, as well as Ankeny, Iowa, and Coffeyville, Kansas. Here's why the company says it needs to lay off workers and why it's significant for Iowa.

Toyota announced Friday it will spend $100 million to boost production of the Highlander SUV at its southwestern Indiana factory, with plans to add 300 workers in the next couple of years.

The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings.

NASCAR will promote its revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format with a new advertising campaign officially launched on Friday with the theme of: "Sixteen nations: Ten battles. One will prevail."

Stocks are little changed at midday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the bank will proceed on interest rates.

The spot month contract for light sweet crude was $92.97 per barrel at 12 p.m. Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

A fraternity headquartered in Baltimore has offered to cover the funeral costs for a teenager fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.

The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players.

Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.

Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.

The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.

The city of Alexandria has been given an extension to pay a $1.3 million judgment ordered by a federal judge.

McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years.

Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S.

If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.

Poland's Economy Ministry wants the nation of beer and vodka lovers to drink more cider.



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