Economy grew at 1.4% annual rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a slightly faster pace in the spring than previously reported, aided by new-found strength in business construction.

Pending home sales slump in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, as a shortage of properties for sale is weighing on the market.

No shortage of help bringing in crop for injured Newman farmer

NEWMAN — When he had received word that local farmer Dave Young was injured during an accident that would prevent him from harvesting his crop, Douglas County Farm Bureau manager Tyler Harvey began brainstorming ways to help out.

"Having grown up on a farm, you never want to see a situation where someone can't take out their crop for harvest," Harvey said.

Fed chair says rate hike likely this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the central bank has no "fixed timetable" for raising interest rates, but she believes the economy is ready for a rate hike by the end of the year.

Three things Wells Fargo customers should do

NEW YORK — Attention, Wells Fargo customers: It's time to sit down and make sure no funny business went on with your accounts.

Wells Fargo, which has been fined $185 million by regulators who said bank employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals, has promised to contact all customers and invite them to review their accounts.

Uber starts food delivery in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Uber, which has struggled to win Japan over to its ride-sharing service, is hoping to fare better with takeout deliveries.

UberEats opens Thursday, initially just in central Tokyo, ranging from simple dishes costing just hundreds of yen to Michelin-star dining at the equivalent of hundreds of dollars.

Air rage incidents reported by airlines on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Incidents of unruly passengers on planes are increasing, and more effective deterrents are needed to tackle the problem, a global airline trade group said Wednesday.

Experts worry about ripples from Yahoo breach

LONDON (AP) — As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the company, information-security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks all over the web.

Go figure, Sept. 28, 2016

A numerical look at local headlines:


Days since a $133 million winning lottery ticket was sold at the Tuscola BP, and still no one has come forward.

Target customers: Bring bottles back

Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill-bottle design hard to swallow.