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November 23rd, 2014
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Construction halted on tower near Brooklyn arena

08/29/2014 1:01am
A contractor has halted construction on a prefabricated residential high-rise near Brooklyn's Barclays Center and the Atlantic Terminal train yards.

Denny's pops the cork on its first Manhattan diner

08/29/2014 1:01am
Denny's is popping the cork on its first Manhattan location.

Dozens of planes grounded in German pilot strike

08/29/2014 1:41am
Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits.

Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

08/29/2014 2:01am
Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy.

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

08/29/2014 2:12am
The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.

China military shows off newest helicopters, tanks

08/29/2014 2:40am
China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north.

Arson attack interrupts Berlin public transport

08/29/2014 2:40am
Police say a leftist group is claiming responsibility for an arson attack on Berlin's subway system that is causing delays for thousands of commuters.

Ga. health care provider, tech firm partner

08/29/2014 2:40am
Georgia Regents Medical Center and Cerner Corp. are working together to use technology to lower health care costs.

Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk

08/29/2014 2:41am
Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

Inflation rate in eurozone drops to 0.3 percent in August in further sign of economic weakness

08/29/2014 3:01am
Inflation rate in eurozone drops to 0.3 percent in August in further sign of economic weakness.

College students urged to protect identity

08/29/2014 3:10am
Wisconsin consumer protection officials are advising college students to be especially vigilant about protecting their private identity information.

Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

08/29/2014 3:20am
Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

08/29/2014 3:31am
Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine.

India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

08/29/2014 3:51am
Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto.

Key events in the history of Malaysia Airlines

08/29/2014 4:10am
Key dates in the history of Malaysia Airlines from its start as a one route airline until its almost unfathomable double passenger jet disasters in 2014.

Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

08/29/2014 4:20am
China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering.

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

08/29/2014 4:51am
Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

Largest UK retailer warns on profits, shares drop

08/29/2014 5:00am
Tesco shares have dropped sharply after Britain's largest retailer by revenue issued another profit warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75 percent.

$150K food safety grant to Trudeau Institute

08/29/2014 5:10am
The Trudeau Institute in the Adirondacks has received a $150,000 federal grant to help fight food poisoning.

Fiat investor tally shows Chrysler deal on course

08/29/2014 5:50am
Fiat says an ongoing tally of investors suggests there are not enough opposed to a merger with Chrysler to derail the deal.

Stock markets subdued after weak economic data

08/29/2014 6:10am
European and Asian stock markets were subdued Friday after data showed Japan's economy is struggling to recover from a sales tax hike and that inflation in the eurozone slipped again, a sign the recovery remains weak.

Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

08/29/2014 6:11am
Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.

US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak

08/29/2014 6:40am
US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak.

NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design

08/29/2014 7:20am
A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a plan for a so-called "poor door" for less-affluent residents of a Manhattan skyscraper.

US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

08/29/2014 7:20am
U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed.

Eyeing China, Japan seeks record defense budget

08/29/2014 8:10am
Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly assertive China.

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

08/29/2014 8:10am
Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

08/29/2014 8:31am
Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to an annual 0.3 percent in August, a sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery.

Open

08/29/2014 8:51am
Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Fri.:

Grain lower, livestock mixed

08/29/2014 9:01am
Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

08/29/2014 9:01am
Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

08/29/2014 9:20am
Is it time to cash out of stocks?

As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

08/29/2014 9:31am
Is it time to cash out of stocks?

US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

08/29/2014 9:40am
U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups.

More Indiana options coming on insurance exchange

08/29/2014 10:20am
Indiana residents will have more than triple the number of health insurance plans to choose from when the federal insurance exchange enrollment period starts in November, according to a state official.

STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

08/29/2014 10:21am
Sales, noon price and net change of the 15 most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally.

Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

08/29/2014 10:41am
The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

08/29/2014 10:51am
Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.

Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon

08/29/2014 11:01am
U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.

St. Cloud State faces a potential $10M deficit

08/29/2014 11:01am
St. Cloud State University is facing a budget deficit of as much as $10 million because of a fourth straight year of declining enrollment.

Plans for stadium at UNLV put on back burner

08/29/2014 12:01pm
Officials at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are postponing their plans to build a new stadium for at least another two years.

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

08/29/2014 12:02pm
once more of it can be made.

Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

08/29/2014 12:21pm
She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old.

Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison

08/29/2014 12:31pm
The man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud schemes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP

08/29/2014 12:41pm
A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.

New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

08/29/2014 12:41pm
The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

Lawyer asks Supreme Court to deny 120-day delay

08/29/2014 12:51pm
A lawyer representing mentally ill patients who were "warehoused" in emergency rooms because no treatment beds were available urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to reject the state's request for a delay on banning the practice of psychiatric boarding.

Close

08/29/2014 1:21pm
Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Fri.:

Close

08/29/2014 1:21pm
Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Fri.:

Firm: Atlantic City losing 3 casinos, not business

08/29/2014 1:42pm
A Wall Street firm predicted Friday that much of the revenue generated by three Atlantic City casinos that are closing will remain in the city after they're gone.

Grain mostly lower, beef and pork higher

08/29/2014 1:51pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly lower, beef and pork higher

08/29/2014 1:51pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

08/29/2014 2:20pm
Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" — the German equivalent of "cheers."

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

08/29/2014 2:21pm
Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar.

APNewsBreak: Iowa State loans went to regent's LLC

08/29/2014 2:21pm
The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University center a few months after he joined the school's governing board, records show.

2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

08/29/2014 2:31pm
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday struck down exceptions to the state's public smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco shops, but it spared the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking.

Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese

08/29/2014 2:51pm
Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

08/29/2014 3:11pm
once more of it can be made.

American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal

08/29/2014 3:11pm
After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz.

Bosma to pull Turner from leadership post-scandal

08/29/2014 3:21pm
Indiana Rep. Eric Turner is losing his House leadership role because of "irreconcilable conflicts" arising from his use of his public office to benefit his family's nursing home business, House Speaker Brian Bosma announced Friday.

Doug Ducey, Fred DuVal battle for Arizona governor

08/29/2014 3:21pm
Republican Doug Ducey resonates confidence and positive energy, projecting an air that his election as the next governor of Arizona is a sure thing.

Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

08/29/2014 3:22pm
Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.

Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

08/29/2014 3:31pm
Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say.

Markets-At-A-Glance

08/29/2014 3:31pm
A snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Friday:

Doug Ducey, Fred DuVal battle for Arizona governor

08/29/2014 3:31pm
Republican Doug Ducey resonates confidence and positive energy, projecting an air that his election as the next governor of Arizona is a sure thing.

Mexico's Pemex says production to increase in 2015

08/29/2014 3:31pm
Mexico's state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos estimates its crude production will increase to 2.4 million barrels per day in 2015, compared with the 2.35 million barrels per day it expects to produce this year, a company official said Friday.

IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

08/29/2014 3:32pm
The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated.

Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

08/29/2014 3:50pm
A casino hostess accused in a lawsuit of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work has been banned from contacting the customers until further notice.

Cover Oregon turnaround bill: $600K and rising

08/29/2014 4:21pm
As he wraps up his work, a corporate turnaround expert initially hired for $100,000 to fix Oregon's troubled health care insurance exchange has billed the state for nearly $600,000 under an expanded contract, a newspaper reported.

Health device firm's ex-execs sentenced for fraud

08/29/2014 4:41pm
The former top two executives of an Austin medical device company have received long prison sentences for participating in a scheme that defrauded shareholders and investors out of more than $750 million.

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08/29/2014 5:11pm
Trading for the week in New York Stock Exchange issues:

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

08/29/2014 5:20pm
A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S.

Judge hears health advocacy groups' lawsuit

08/29/2014 5:31pm
A federal judge said Friday that he plans to rule as early as next week on a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to provide certain services required by the federal health care law.

2 Guard troops along border getting financial help

08/29/2014 5:42pm
At least two Texas National Guard troops are in need of financial assistance after being sent to the Texas-Mexico border in response to a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally, officials said Friday.

Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

08/29/2014 6:03pm
Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.

BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

08/29/2014 6:20pm
Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as millions of new middle class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven spending spree.

Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban

08/29/2014 6:31pm
A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.

La. abortion law ruling expected before Monday

08/29/2014 7:40pm
A federal judge will rule before Monday on a request to block enforcement of Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law while a lawsuit seeking to overturn it remains in court, attorneys for both sides said Friday.

Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

08/29/2014 8:21pm
Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews.

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

08/29/2014 9:51pm
The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.

5 differences between Gov. Corbett, opponent Wolf

08/29/2014 10:11pm
Common ground is scarce in the Pennsylvania governor's race, the only statewide election contest in 2014.

5 things to know about Nevada's midterm elections

08/29/2014 10:11pm
With no senators up for re-election and a Gov. Brian Sandoval all but guaranteed a second term, Nevada's upcoming midterm elections promise to be a bit of a snooze. But a swing congressional district and a contentious tax proposal that would fund schools promise to add a little zest to the upcoming campaign season. Here's what you should know as the campaigns kick into high gear:

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

08/29/2014 10:11pm
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis proposed ideas to help those with student loan debt as she, her Republican opponent Rep. Steve Daines, and U.S. House candidates Republican Ryan Zinke and Democrat John Lewis campaigned in all corners of the state. A look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns:

Lawmakers protect in-state tuition for veterans

08/29/2014 10:50pm
California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.

Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

08/29/2014 11:11pm
Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.

What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble

08/29/2014 11:52pm
For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody war has been fought. And today, thousands of soldiers from both countries sit deployed along their shared frontier, doing little but watching each other.
 
   
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