DuPont to end pension contribution for active employees

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont says it will soon stop contributing to active employees' pension plans, a move that will affect the retirement of 13,000 U.S. workers, including 2,800 in Delaware.


Appeals court blocks 'Making a Murderer' inmate's release

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prison inmate whose case was featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" will stay behind bars while state attorneys appeal a decision overturning his conviction, a panel of federal appellate judges ruled Thursday.

  • Written by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

Snow off to a slow start in Rockies, delaying some skiers

DENVER (AP) — Autumn snow has been scarce in the Rocky Mountains, forcing some ski areas to push back opening day and causing some nervousness about how much water will be available next spring for the Colorado River, the lifeblood of the Southwest.

  • Written by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press

Yellen says improving economy strengthens case for rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Thursday that an improving U.S. economy has strengthened the case for raising interest rates. Her comments were seen as boosting the likelihood of a rate hike in December, as the country prepares for President-elect Donald Trump to take office.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer