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DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignition switches are repaired. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued her order today in Corpus Christi.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says a former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has settled federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to insider trade. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement of civil insider-trading charges with Keith Seilhan, saying he agreed to pay over $224,000 in restitution. Seilhan neither admitted nor denied the SEC's allegations but agreed to refrain from future violations of securities laws.

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Michaels Stores Incorporated says today that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud. The arts and crafts chain based in the Dallas suburb of Irving says that its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was also attacked.

CONROE, Texas (AP) - Authorities north of Houston say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said today that deputies responded to a park for recreational vehicles near Conroe (KAHN'-roh) late last night.

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