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  • Jacobs Engineering CEO to retire this year Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 7:10 PM ET

    PASADENA, Calif.— The construction services firm Jacobs Engineering says CEO Craig Martin will step down in late December because of health reasons. Former CEO and current board chairman Noel Watson will serve as executive chairman until a replacement for Martin is found, the company said in an announcement Sunday. Jacobs' revenue for its most recent fiscal...

  • Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    Hanging above the "Center Bar," a Pepsi-branded LED display with 2.1 million pixels.

    South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades.

  • Nov 23- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States dropped 10 cents in the past two weeks, hitting a four-year low, according to the latest Lundberg survey released on Sunday. The gasoline price is down about 41 cents a gallon from a year ago and has dropped 88 cents from a 2014 peak of $3.72 in May. The highest price within the survey area within 48 U.S....

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL, Nov 24- South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp that envisioned a new gaming hub rivalling Las Vegas in 2020.. Japan is seen as the biggest unclaimed prize, a market that research firm Union Gaming estimated would generate $15 billion in annual...

  • *Israel says Iran must not become "nuclear threshold state". VIENNA, Nov 23- Iran, the United States and other world powers are discussing an extension to Monday's deadline for a deal to resolve a 12- year stand-off over Tehran's atomic ambitions, Western and Iranian officials said. The talks in Vienna aim for an accord that could transform the Middle East, open the...

  • Nov 23- A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas on Saturday night, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area's oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic activity. The magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck about 9:15 p.m. Central time on Saturday, said Dale Grant, an geophysicist with...

  • Jersey eyes liquidity in Asian, Middle Eastern banks Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    Situated between France and Britain in the Channel, Jersey is a British Crown dependency outside of the United Kingdom and the European Union. It is jostling with larger offshore markets such as Switzerland, the world's leading offshore private banking centre, to manage part of the growing liquidity in Asian and Middle East banks. Presently, 18 percent of the...

  • Report: plant's chemicals not listed in 911 call Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Four workers killed by poisonous gas during a recent chemical leak were trapped inside the Texas pesticide plant for an hour before anyone called 911, and no one told dispatchers what substances were inside. The DuPont plant in La Porte typically housed as much as 250 tons of highly flammable methyl mercaptan, the Houston Chronicle reported Sunday.

  • Minnesota research aims at mountain pine beetles Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— The mountain pine beetle has devastated huge swaths of forest in the Rockies, and scientists fear the insects could threaten the majestic pines of Minnesota and states farther east someday. The scientists wanted to confirm in the first phase of the study whether the beetles would find the most common species of pines in Minnesota delicious and...

  • Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    FORT DRUM, N.Y.— Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division. It's the first green energy project to come online since the Pentagon's 2012 commitment to developing 3 gigawatts of renewable energy— enough to...

  • Nov 23- An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, antivirus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday. The Mountain View, California- based maker of Norton antivirus products said its research showed that a "...

  • NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. Uber currently offers rides in 10 cities in North Carolina, ranging from Wilmington and Asheville to the...

  • Judge denies bid to halt Illinois fracking rules Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS— A judge in southwestern Illinois has denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state's new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if the practice commonly known as "fracking" was to go forward. Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder rejected the request for a...

  • Obama defends moves on immigration Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    HENDERSON, Nev.— President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Obama said it was important that he act unilaterally to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent...

  • China may be building defensively in disputed waters Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    A major reclamation project by the Chinese government on a tiny reef 500 miles from the mainland would enable China to land military aircraft there.

  • Does bad behavior really hurt business? Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. So far Uber's investors, which include Google Ventures and prominent venture capital firms that poured $1.2 billion into the company at its latest funding round, have remained quiet. "I think it's going to alienate some potential customers but I doubt, given what's happened to...

  • Health care M&A leads global deal surge Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    "Health care has been a sleepy niche of M&A until recently, but the giant has been awakened," says Ken Menges, a senior partner handling M&A at law firm Akin Gump in New York. To a large extent, the deals are being driven by "cost pressure on the entire health care system," as insurers and government health plans increasingly hold down or even reduce reimbursements to drug,...

  • Spain rolls out red carpet for entrepreneurs Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    Madrid skyline at sunset

    A new law is Spain's latest effort to make the country more attractive to people outside the EU who want to start a businesses, invest or work there. The NYT reports.

  • 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:.