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  • SpaceX capsule splashes down in Pacific Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    It departed the International Space Station earlier in the day with 3,300 pounds of gear for NASA, including valuable science samples. The California- based SpaceX company launched the Dragon from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sept. 21. NASA is paying SpaceX and Orbital Sciences Corp. to make station supply runs.

  • Ships idle off Los Angeles amid port problems Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing their biggest crisis in a decade as container ships idle offshore because cargo can't be moved off the docks fast enough. "This is really a perfect storm," Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka told the Los Angeles Times in a story Saturday. Retailers are rerouting goods to other ports,...

  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    HONOLULU— Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. Kendall Lamkey, chairman of the agronomy department at Iowa State University, said the initiative— if passed— could potentially make seed development more expensive for Monsanto Co. and a...

  • State Farm seeks to test drones in Illinois Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— State Farm insurance company is seeking federal approval to test drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disasters. One would allow it to operate unmanned aircraft at a private State Farm test site in central Illinois. The testing, according to State Farm, "will help the company learn how to capture images and to...

  • From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    ELIZABETH, N.J.— The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. By that night, co-workers and friends had identified her as Maria Leonor Fernandes, 32 years old and single, who worked minimum wage jobs at three nearby Dunkin' Donuts shops— often grabbing an hour or two of sleep in her...

  • Voters weigh expansion of bottle deposit law Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    BOSTON— Both sides in the debate over Question 2 say much has changed in the more than three decades since Massachusetts first passed a bottle deposit law. If approved, the ballot measure would expand the law by adding 5- cent deposits to most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverage containers. Groups including supermarkets and the beverage industry have...

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 25- India has opted to buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defense ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival U.S. offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win. India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth 32 billion rupees, the source said after a meeting of India's...

  • BERLIN, Oct 25- Calogero Gambino, a senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer, has been found dead in New York in what appears to have been a suicide, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing New York City officials and other sources. He had been closely involved in negotiating legal issues for Deutsche Bank such as a probe by regulators of banks over...

  • Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors. Nine days ago, after a series of sharp sell-offs, the Standard& Poor's 500 index was down 7.4 percent from its September record as fears of a global economic slowdown intensified. "It's important to have these periods of scare and fear," says Joe Quinlan, chief market strategist for U.S. Trust.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 6 Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Board Member Andreas Dombret to give press conference at the Bundesbank in Frankfurt- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice-president Vitor Constancio and Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to hold a press conference on the results of the Comprehensive Assessment- 1030 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik...

  • Oct 24- Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. "'Designed by Apple in California' has a nicer ring to it than' assembled by workers paid about a dollar per hour, working 11- hour...

  • Oct 24- Ocwen Financial Corp said it was hiring an independent firm to investigate how the mortgage servicer had sent backdated letters to borrowers about loan modifications and foreclosures and the reason for the delay in fixing the issue. Hundreds of thousands of borrowers facing foreclosure may have been harmed after they received letters from Ocwen...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BOSTON, Oct 24- Amazon.com Inc's once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet. Amazon missed expectations across the board- on margins, on its net loss and on revenue. Benkendorf unloaded his Amazon holdings a year ago and said he would be skeptical of future involvement even if the stock falls further.

  • Final Glance: Machinery companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Caterpillar rose$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $99.44. Deere& Co. rose$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $85.43. Terex rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $29.55.

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    eBay rose$. 33 or. 6 percent, to $51.12. Groupon Inc. fell$. 14 or 2.3 percent, to $6.05. LinkedIn Corp. fell$. 52 or. 3 percent, to $202.10.

  • Final Glance: Drugstore companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    CVSCaremark rose$. 69 or. 8 percent, to $84.29. Rite Aid fell$. 10 or 2.1 percent, to $4.76. Walgreen rose$. 58 or. 9 percent, to $62.65.

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $59.09. Macy's Inc. rose$. 59 or 1.0 percent, to $58.98. Nordstrom fell$. 57 or. 8 percent, to $71.20.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. American Realty Investors Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 98.3 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Constellation Brands Inc. class B: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.4 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 17 or 1.0 percent, to $16.67. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $27.04. ManpowerGroup rose$. 36 or. 6 percent, to $64.40.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $33.87. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 55 or 1.1 percent, to $48.77.