Greek shipping companies fined $1.5M for pollution, cover-up

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday ordered two companies owned by a Greek shipping magnate to pay $1.5 million after a jury found that a cargo ship deliberately pumped oil-polluted water into the ocean, then repeatedly lied and falsified records in an effort to deceive inspectors with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Correction: Earns-Illinois Tool Works story

In a story Oct. 20 about Illinois Tool Works Inc.'s results, which are generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company's earnings missed expectations.

China, Bangladesh sign investment pacts during Xi visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday began a visit to Bangladesh during which the two countries signed agreements on billions of dollars of Chinese investment in infrastructure and energy and coordinating efforts in tackling terrorism and climate change.