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  • EDEN, N.C.— Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17- ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia- North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 7- Republican contender Marco Rubio struggled at a presidential debate on Saturday at the worst possible time, potentially confounding his bid to emerge as Donald Trump's chief rival in New Hampshire and giving hope to three rivals desperate for a strong showing. While Rubio recovered later in the debate, the timing of his performance was...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Seven years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation tactic, two Republican presidential candidates said on Saturday they would revive its use and one of them, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, would go even further. Waterboarding- the practice of pouring water over someone's face to mimic drowning as an...

  • In a contentious debate three days ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump also battled with rival Jeb Bush over the use of eminent domain to seize private property and called for a compassionate approach to those who might lose their health insurance if Republicans repealed Obamacare. Polls show Trump leading...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • BEDFORD, N.Y.— A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. Tishman died Saturday morning at his home in Bedford, about 35 miles north of New York. He later oversaw the construction of some of the nation's...

  • TORONTO, Feb 5- BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business. The layoffs will affect 75 manufacturing jobs in Sunrise, Florida, a state government website showed.

  • Feb 5- Wall Street was sharply lower on Friday after the January U.S. jobs report appeared to keep alive the prospect of a Fed rate hike this year and tech stocks sold off heavily. Despite the expected slowdown in job growth, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent, the lowest since February 2008, and average hourly earnings increased 0.5 percent, suggesting the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- Puerto Rico, struggling to restructure its mountain of debt and already paying some but not all of its creditors, will run out of fiscal emergency measures by June, the U.S. commonwealth's Government Development Bank president said on Friday. With a 45 percent poverty rate and an exodus of people to the United States, Puerto Rico is trying to solve...

  • *Average hourly earnings rise 12 cents, or 0.5 pct. Feb 5- Wall Street was sharply lower on Friday after data showing a surge in wages in January and an eight-year low unemployment rate kept the prospects of a Fed rate hike alive this year. "That... serves as a caution to markets that it is too early to take a Federal Reserve March hike completely off the table," said Mohamed...

  • IRadimed posts 4Q profit Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:15 AM ET

    WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. _ IRadimed Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $2.4 million. IRadimed expects full-year earnings in the range of 83 cents to 85 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $39 million to $40 million. IRadimed shares have dropped 35 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Universal employee sues over lost job involving gun Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:41 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— A former worker is suing Universal Orlando, claiming he was illegally fired for having a gun in his car. Dean Kumanchik, a ride technician, filed the lawsuit in Orlando on Thursday. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said Thursday that the company doesn't comment on pending litigation.

  • Elizabeth Arden reports 2Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:27 PM ET

    MIRAMAR, Fla. _ Elizabeth Arden Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $4.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Elizabeth Arden shares have fallen 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Feb 4- Former drug executive Martin Shkreli smirked and brushed off questions about drug prices then tweeted that lawmakers were imbeciles on Thursday, when he appeared at a U.S. congressional hearing against his will. Shkreli, 32, sparked outrage last year among patients, medical societies and Democratic presidential front-runner...

  • Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:40 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago- based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- Rollins Inc, parent of extermination company Orkin, has seen its shares jump 5 percent during this year's stock market selloff because investors expect fears of the mosquito-borne Zika virus will lead to increased revenues. The virus, rapidly spreading in the Americas, has been linked to thousands of babies in Brazil being born with microcephaly,...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 4- Continental Automotive Systems said Thursday it supplied potentially defective air bag control units to 5 million vehicles used by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, and three other manufacturers built over a five-year period worldwide, widening an air bag safety crisis. Continental Automotive, a unit of Germany- based...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Feb 4- Former drug executive Martin Shkreli laughed off questions about drug prices and tweeted that lawmakers were imbeciles on Thursday, when he appeared at a U.S. congressional hearing against his will. Shkreli, 32, sparked outrage last year among patients, medical societies and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton...

  • Feb 4- Real estate investment trust Hersha Hospitality Trust said it would sell seven hotels in Manhattan for $571.4 million to a joint venture it is setting up with China's Cindat Capital Management Ltd.. The hotels include the Holiday Inn Express Times Square, the Candlewood Suites Times Square, the Hampton Inn Chelsea and the Holiday Inn Wall Street.