Business News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/bus Business News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2017 EarthLink Networks Inc. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:50:05 EST Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:34:01 EST 5 California's legal pot countdown: What's coming by Jan. 1 http://enews.earthlink.net/article/bus?guid=20171117/569602a4-24bd-456d-8eab-21544a3998f8 LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has published the rules that will govern its legal marijuana economy in 2018, giving businesses and consumers a glimpse into the future. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:50:05 EST 20171117/569602a4-24bd-456d-8eab-21544a3998f8 By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press Jobless rates fell in 12 US states, hit record lows in 3 http://enews.earthlink.net/article/bus?guid=20171117/83bd7581-56a5-4186-9dce-6438bd08bbd2 WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Alabama, Hawaii and Texas last month, and dropped in nine other U.S. states. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:30:53 EST 20171117/83bd7581-56a5-4186-9dce-6438bd08bbd2 By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER Associated Press Report shows Takata recall still moving slowly http://enews.earthlink.net/article/bus?guid=20171117/1b66e23f-2ce2-461a-bde4-2d1905c96649 DETROIT (AP) — A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:15:20 EST 20171117/1b66e23f-2ce2-461a-bde4-2d1905c96649 By TOM KRISHER Associated Press VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon http://enews.earthlink.net/article/bus?guid=20171117/4b481a23-fc58-4f03-82e1-eb5db9356c46 WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:57:33 EST 20171117/4b481a23-fc58-4f03-82e1-eb5db9356c46 By HOPE YEN Associated Press Retailers rise again, but tech leads other US stocks lower http://enews.earthlink.net/article/bus?guid=20171117/23a0aa51-5761-4968-9b15-ec57cc4c90dc NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:52:08 EST 20171117/23a0aa51-5761-4968-9b15-ec57cc4c90dc By MARLEY JAY Associated Press