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  • PARIS, Nov 23- The countdown has begun to what threatens to be a missed opportunity to revive Europe's stalled economy. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers says Europe risks "secular stagnation"- a long-term, self-perpetuating slump similar to the one that followed the Great Depression in the 1930 s. France's economy is flatlining, Italy's has fallen back into...

  • New Jersey's licensed Internet gambling sites Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    A list of New Jersey's licensed Internet gambling sites:. Caesars Interactive Entertainment-Bally's Atlantic City:. Caesars Interactive Entertainment-Caesars Atlantic City:.

  • Hawaii airline tells pilots to return $4,000 bonus Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 4:04 PM ET

    HONOLULU— Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus— that is, until the airline wanted the money back. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Saturday that the company plans to take payroll action to recover the erroneous payments. In an internal email obtained by the Star-Advertiser, Pflieger said the analysis...

  • Move over Brooklyn hipsters—Queens is on the radar Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    Long Island City, Queens, as seen from New York Harbor

    Long the Toyota Corolla of NYC real estate, affordable and unassuming Queens is finally getting some respect, The New York Times reports.

  • Taj Mahal offers to restore workers' health care Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The Trump Taj Mahal casino is offering to restore health insurance to its workers as part of a last-ditch effort to keep the struggling Atlantic City casino open. Trump Entertainment Resorts said Saturday it has offered to restore health insurance to its 3,000 workers for at least two years if the union will drop its appeal of a court order...

  • Ohio college building indoor drone pavilion Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Sinclair Community College officials say the 40- foot high pavilion resembling a traditional aircraft hangar will be built adjacent to a building in Dayton that houses some of its education and training programs in unmanned aerial systems and aviation. The indoor pavilion will allow students to fly drones without having to deal with weather issues or...

  • Report: Wind power saves $1.2 billion each year Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    The American Wind Energy Association analyzed hourly data from the Southwest Power Pool in 2013 and calculated when wind turbines were used to generate electricity, The Oklahoman reported. "It's very clear that new wind energy being added to the Southwest Power Pool is providing very large net benefits for consumers," said Michael Goggin, the wind...

  • Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. The $90 seat is one of many high-tech gadgets that Wisconsin- based Kohler and its competitors have introduced in recent years to make time spent in the bathroom more pleasant. When it comes to toilets,...

  • Eureka? Lost IRS emails recovered—30K of them Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    The IRS' Lois Lerner speaks before refusing to testify at a House hearing on May 22, 2013.

    Investigators told congressional staff late Friday that they have recovered up to 30,000 emails to and from Lois Lerner.

  • California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    COARSEGOLD, Calif.— When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state. The National Indian Gaming Commission, which regulates Indian casinos, and a federal judge...

  • NY's poor gain from health insurance changes Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A year into New York's operation of a medical insurance exchange, more than half of the people with new coverage qualified for Medicaid— the federal program for the poor— and many didn't know they were eligible until the push under the Affordable Care Act. Overall, 370,604 people were enrolled with commercial and nonprofit insurers, 525,283 in Medicaid;...

  • Puerto Rico sees slight drop in unemployment rate Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly as the U.S. territory struggles to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate was 14 percent in October, compared to 14.1 percent in September. In October of last year, the rate was 14.9 percent.

  • Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    ROMULUS, Mich.— Flights are starting to resume at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing. Conway says one Delta Air Lines plane landed around 7 a.m. but skidded off a taxiway into grass. Icy conditions have caused numerous accidents on Detroit- area roadways, including a multi-vehicle crash on M-14 in western Wayne...

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy— just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms. "This is focused on people who are already in the economy today, who are contributing mightily but are basically operating in the shadows," said Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, a professor at the...

  • Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 3:48 AM ET

    "We alone, I say it openly, we the Senate are waiting in our duty to stop this lawless administration and its unconstitutional amnesty," said one of them, Sen. In remarks on the Senate floor, according to his office, he was channeling Cicero, the ancient Roman orator. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate leader Mitch McConnell want none of that.

  • North Dakota's largest city showing its spirits Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    Construction has started on a micro-distillery in downtown Fargo that will produce whiskeys, bourbons, gins and vodkas and feature a century-old bar from a small North Dakota town. Kath and his partners are hoping to capitalize on its location in thriving downtown Fargo, where many new restaurants and shops have opened in recent years, and on a national hunger...

  • Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    LA PAZ, Bolivia— International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood." Peru is about to overtake Bolivia as the top exporter, worrying Bolivians about their ability to compete. As Peru boosts production of cheaper factory-farmed...

  • Man pleads guilty in New York cybercrime case Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Prosecutors say a California man has pleaded guilty in New York City for his role marketing malware that federal authorities say infected more than a half-million computers worldwide. Brendan Johnston entered his plea to a charge of conspiracy to commit computer hacking before a Manhattan federal judge Friday. Attorney Preet Bharara says the 24-...

  • Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    Frederick Hill, spokesman for Republicans who run the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the investigators told congressional staff at a briefing Friday that they have recovered up to 30,000 emails to and from Lois Lerner. In a statement, the IRS said it remains committed to cooperating with all investigations. Lerner headed the IRS...

  • President Barack Obama' s executive action easing the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants is unlikely to cover many of those eligible because of practical hurdles, immigration lawyers said. Only 44 percent of the 1.2 million eligible immigrants under the 2012 order had been approved after two years, according to the Migration...