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  • 'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5M Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut of Liam Neeson's hardboiled private eye thriller "A Walk Among the Tombstones" and the $11.9 million opening for the ensemble-cast dramedy "This Is Where I Leave You," according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 21- Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel.

  • Spanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraud Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 5:19 AM ET

    MADRID— A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system. Authorities in the United States calculated that $45 million were stolen, making it one of the biggest heists in the 20th century.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- The U.S. drive to end its reliance on Russian rocket motors got a boost this week when Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos unveiled a new engine project, but officials and industry insiders say it will take years and hundreds of millions of dollars to develop a locally built alternative.

  • SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 1:53 AM ET

    In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5,000 pounds of space station supplies for NASA. "What a beautiful morning it was," said Sam Scimemi, NASA's space station division director. Sunday was a red-letter day for NASA in more ways than one.

  • After surgery, $117,000 bill from unknown doctor Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    In an increasingly common practice, assistants, consultants and other hospital employees are charging patients or their insurers hefty fees. NYT reports.

  • Will more pensions dump hedge funds? Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System building in Sacramento, Calif.

    More pension funds consider divesting from hedge funds, due to poor performance and high costs. NYT reports.

  • Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska— The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is closer to fruition.

  • GM recalls 221,558 sedans for fire risk Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall involves Cadillacs from the 2013-2015 model years and Impalas from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

  • Manufacturing in Ohio seeing slow, steady growth Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 5:42 PM ET

    While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state's economy, its fortunes still rise and fall with the health of the state's industries.

  • EXCLUSIVE-LAW FIRMS BINGHAM, MORGAN LEWIS, AGREE TO MERGE. Sept 20- Leaders of two of the United States' largest law firms, Boston- based Bingham McCutchen and Philadelphia's Morgan Lewis& Bockius, have agreed to merge, according to three people familiar with the matter.

  • US suspects more direct threats beyond ISIS Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 4:39 PM ET
    Syrians flee an Islamic State advance

    A group called Khorasan that emerged in the past year in Syria may be the most intent on hitting the United States with a terror attack.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 20- Facebook Inc's Oculus VR unit announced an upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset that has higher resolution and built-in audio, but the company said it is not ready to sell a device to consumers.

  • Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. The hew headset intended for creators of VR experiences is nicknamed Crescent Bay and features a higher resolution and refresh rate, integrated headphones and 360- degree head tracking.

  • Norwich University launches $100m campaign Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    NORTHFIELD, Vt.— Norwich University has kicked off a $100 million, five-year fundraising campaign more than halfway to the goal that organizers hope to reach by the time of the Northfield school's bicentennial in 2019.. Norwich President Richard Schneider formally kicked off the "Forging the Future" campaign on Friday during the school's homecoming weekend.

  • Five ways to protect yourself from data breaches Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

  • Oklahoma City oil producer unveils new formation Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer.

  • Lawmakers wary of university budget proposal Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— While some New Hampshire lawmakers like the idea freezing in-state tuition at public colleges for another two years, they aren't ready to increase funding for the university system by 34 percent.

  • Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    2014 Jeep Cherokees

    Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.

  • A quick look at manufacturing jobs in Ohio Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Source: Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.