United States


  • FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    Beginning Tuesday the FDA will push back with its own educational campaign, faxing flyers to physicians across the country on how to recognize bogus offers and counterfeit drugs. One FDA flyer lists clues for spotting drugs that are not FDA- approved, including:. —a product name that differs from the name on an FDA- approved drug.

  • PARIS, Sept 23- French oil major Total has agreed to sell its 25 percent stake in Cardinal Gas Services, a gas transport company operating in Ohio's Utica shale gas basin, to a group of Korean companies for up to $450 million.

  • Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— After a pizza delivery driver was injured in a crash in Portland, Oregon, two police officers completed the delivery for him. Steve Huckins tells KOIN that he and his wife were concerned Sept. 1 when the officers showed up at their home, but they started laughing when they received the pizza.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- The battered euro rose on Tuesday, pulling away from a 14- month trough against the dollar, as the greenback eased against other major currencies on profit-taking after a 10- week streak of gains.

  • US stocks open lower; CarMax sinks on earnings Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening lower following disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. CarMax fell 7 percent after reporting earnings that didn't meet analysts' expectations. France's CAC 40 index fell 1.8 percent and the FTSE 100 in Britain fell 1.7 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stocks were set for a lower open on Tuesday, putting the S&P on pace for a third straight fall, as conflict in the Middle East intensified and after the U.S.

  • Casino panel wants input on Catskills casinos Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.— The state panel reviewing proposals for casinos in upstate New York is holding a public hearing focusing on the nine proposals for the Catskills and mid- Hudson Valley. The board held a similar meeting Monday in the Albany area to focus on casino proposals in the Capitol Region.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S.-listed shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals were climbing on Tuesday, up 8.9 percent at $25.70 as one of the most actively trades Nasdaq stocks as its Ebola drug will be one of several to be tested in West Africa in a bid to win fast-track trials.

  • P&G selling rest of pet care business to Spectrum Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Procter& Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. is a consumer products company whose pet group brands include Tetra, Furminator and Dingo.

  • New York salt mine's rail project concerns Senecas Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    GROVELAND, N.Y.— A company's plan to extend a rail line at its western New York salt mine is raising concerns among American Indians about potential damage to culturally sensitive sites.

  • Prosecutor to drop all Seattle marijuana tickets Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Seattle's elected prosecutor says he's dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year, because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law.

  • Media wants cameras for theater shooting trial Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    CENTENNIAL, Colo.— Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the Colorado theater shootings case urged the judge on Monday to bar cameras from the courtroom during the trial, saying witnesses could be harassed and threatened because of the coverage. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said he would rule next week.

  • Used car chain CarMax's 2Q profit up 10 percent Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Used car dealership chain CarMax Inc.' s profit jumped 10 percent in its fiscal second-quarter despite slowing sales at stores open at least one year. Excluding proceeds from a legal settlement related to certain Toyota vehicles, CarMax earned 64 cents per share.

  • European shares drop on disappointing economic data Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    *Raiffeisen Bank sinks after warning on Ukraine, Hungary. Shares in Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International, down 12 percent, were the biggest faller in the FTSEurofirst 300 index, after the lender said hits from Ukraine and Hungary will probably push it to its first-ever annual loss this year.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stock index futures were moving lower on Tuesday, putting the S&P on track for a third straight decline, as conflict in the Middle East intensified and after the U.S.

  • Newport taps $3.3 million for business incubator Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    NEWPORT, R.I.— Newport has received nearly $1.7 million federal grant to convert a vacant school into a technology business incubator to promote start-up companies.

  • CF Industries, Yara in talks on possible merger Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    DEERFIELD, Ill.— CF Industries is in preliminary talks with Norway's Yara International about a possible merger that would create a mammoth player in the fertilizer industry. A tie-up with CF Industries Holdings Inc., based in Deerfield, Illinois, could give Yara easier access to cheap U.S. natural gas supplies.

  • Columbus will spend more on worst neighborhoods Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— The city of Columbus is pouring more public money into rehabilitating its worst neighborhoods. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the money is coming from capital bonds. Mayor Michael B. Coleman has steered federal money and another $11.5 million in city funds to knock down 900 of the worst properties across the city in the past two years.

  • US Jury: Arab Bank liable in terror attacks Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    A US jury finds a large Jordan-based bank responsible for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings that left several Americans dead or wounded.

  • Providence Teachers Union rejects proposed pact Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The Providence Teachers Union has rejected a three-year contract proposal that would have eliminated a job security clause and allowed management to create a new compensation system providing extra pay for more responsibilities.