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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— State and federal agencies have agreed on a plan for demolishing huge buildings and other facilities from a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio. "With this document in place, DOE can begin its work to secure funding and mobilize for cleanup," Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Craig Butler said in a statement.

  • *Gold eyes biggest monthly fall since June 2013. LONDON, July 31- Gold slipped on Friday and was on course for a sixth straight weekly fall, its longest retreat in 16 years, as the dollar remained firm after upbeat U.S. economic data encouraged bets on the Federal Reserve raising interest rates in September. "Gold is an asset that pays no interest or coupon and the rate...

  • China spying on U.S. targets Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    China spying on U.S. targets

    A secret NSA map shows nearly 700 Chinese cyber attacks on U.S. economic and government targets. - NBC News Exclusive

  • LONDON, July 31- The dollar steadied near a one-week high against a basket of currencies on Friday and was on track for an almost 2 percent monthly rise, with the latest U.S. growth data supporting the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. "Expectations of a September rate hike were probably marginally firmed up on the growth data but it...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping- and controversial- regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector. Among other things: The EPA is expected to push back the rule's start date by two years to 2022, according to a slide posted by the agency briefly on its...

  • MADRID, July 30- Spanish bank Santander said on Thursday former U.S. banking regulator Sheila Bair had resigned from its board after being named rector of Washington College in Maryland. Bair, who ran the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2006 to 2011, was appointed to the board of the euro zone's biggest bank, which is making a big push in the United...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 30- The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a federal appellate court's insider trading ruling, calling it a "roadmap" for potential criminals that undermined efforts to ensure the "integrity of the security markets." Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed a petition seeking review of a December...

  • Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine. The FDA says it's not aware of any patients who took the wrong drug, but the agency says it has received 50 reports of medication errors, including cases where doctors prescribed...

  • NEW YORK— Acco Brands Corp. is recalling about 3.3 million wall-mounted dry erase boards after customers said they cut their hands, fingers and feet while removing the board from a wall. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says metal can be exposed when the board is taken down from a wall. The boards were sold under the Quartet brand at Ace Hardware, Office...

  • *Second-quarter GDP expands at 2.3 percent rate. WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3...

  • July 30- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday after data showed that the U.S. economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the second quarter even as the Federal Reserve left doors open for a possible rate hike in September. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said, but economists had expected a 2.6...

  • *Second-quarter GDP expands at 2.3 percent rate. WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending offset the drag from soft business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year. Gross domestic product expanded at a...

  • LONDON, July 30- The dollar jumped and stock markets around the world were left flat-footed on Thursday after the Federal Reserve painted a relatively bright picture of the U.S. economy, boosting bets that it will hike interest rates in September. Big name companies set to report include Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Mondelez International before the bell and...

  • LONDON, July 30- Gold fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, trading close to a 5-1/ 2- year low hit last week, as the dollar jumped after the Federal Reserve left the door open for a rate rise in September and ahead of U.S. Spot gold dropped 1.3 percent to a session low of $1,081.85 an ounce in earlier trade, not far from its cheapest since February 2010 at $1,077 hit after a...

  • MANILA, July 30- Gold fell more than 1 percent to near its weakest level since early 2010 on Thursday, as the dollar jumped ahead of U.S. economic data that is likely to strengthen expectations for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve in September. Spot gold dropped 1 percent to $1,084.46 an ounce by 0659 GMT, after hitting a low of $1,081.85.

  • TOKYO, July 30- Japanese government bonds edged down on Thursday, tracking U.S. Treasuries which dropped after the U.S. Federal Reserve left the door open for an interest rate hike as early as September.

  • *Second-quarter GDP forecast to rise at 2.6 percent rate. WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. economic growth likely accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending and housing offset the drag from trade and the energy sector, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year.

  • WASHINGTON— Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when. Many analysts foresee the first hike in September, though Fed Chair Janet Yellen has stressed that any increase will be driven by the latest economic data.

  • *U.S. central bank keeps door open to September rate hike. TOKYO, July 30- The dollar firmed to a near one-week high on Thursday ahead of U.S. gross domestic product data that could reinforce expectations that the Federal Reserve is on track to raise interest rates as early as September. "We're seeing some pretty good follow-through, in terms of U.S. dollar-buying,...

  • MANILA, July 30- Gold dipped towards its weakest level since early 2010 on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy continues to strengthen, supporting a potential interest rate rise when the Fed meets again in September. It sank to as low as $1,077 last week, its weakest since February 2010, after a selloff in New York and Shanghai and has since...