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  • Alaska gov asks feds to buy surplus canned salmon Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    He wants the USDA to purchase $37 million worth of canned pink salmon under a federal law that allows for buying surplus food from farmers and donating it to food banks or other programs.

  • Great River to expand, move head office to Miss. Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    NATCHEZ, Miss.— Great River Industries will expand in Natchez, Miss. and move its corporate headquarters there from Memphis, Tennessee, creating 25 jobs. Great River Industries makes storage tanks and industrial pressure vessels from steel plate.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the export credit agency would stymie a project helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Even if data next week shows a mediocre rebound in U.S. economic growth, that might be enough to keep the stock market aloft at record highs and the Federal Reserve steadfast in its winding down of stimulus through bond purchases.

  • Vegas visitation up 3.1 percent in June Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The number of visitors coming to Las Vegas jumped 3.1 percent in June compared with a year earlier, helped by a lift in convention attendance. Convention attendance climbed 13.7 percent year-over-year mostly because shows that weren't held in Las Vegas last year rotated in and because of a new show.

  • AP names new enterprise editor for western US Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Raghu Vadarevu, an editor on The Associated Press' West Desk, has been promoted to West assistant editor for enterprise. The appointment was announced Friday by West Region Editor Traci Carl, who oversees news for 13 states.

  • HOUSTON, July 25- Exxon Mobil Corp is considering a multibillion-dollar plan to expand its Beaumont, Texas, refinery into the country's largest, the first major refining investment of the U.S. shale oil boom, people with knowledge of the deliberations said.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m..

  • US rig count down 4 to 1,871 Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota and Louisiana gained six each, Ohio and Oklahoma were up two apiece and Colorado one. Texas lost 10 rigs, Alaska was off four, California and New Mexico were down two each and Kansas and Pennsylvania each dropped one. Arkansas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $17.71. General Motors Co. fell$. 78 or 2.2 percent, to $34.96. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $35.08.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $53.70. DuPont Co. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $65.05.

  • U.S. lawmaker urges halt to Ex-Im deals in Russia Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 25- A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the export credit agency would stymie a project helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.

  • Proponents say it would allow more flexibility and less red tape and is necessary to adjust to a world in which the World Bank is not the only major development player.

  • Feds probe Dodge Charger alternator complaints Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    DETROIT— The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints about engine stalling and alternator failures in Dodge Charger sedans. The probe covers about 123,000 Chargers from the 2011 and 2012 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 14 complaints of alternator failure and stalling.

  • Arctic Cat 1Q profit falls 35 percent Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Minn.— Arctic Cat Inc. on Friday reported profit that decreased by 35 percent in its fiscal first quarter, and beat analysts' expectations. The Plymouth, Minnesota- based company said earnings fell to $3.6 million, or 27 cents per share, from $5.5 million, or 40 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

  • US to evaluate Impala air bag performance Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    DETROIT— The U.S. government's highway safety agency has decided to seek further information from General Motors about air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- President Barack Obama called on Thursday for limits on corporate deals known as inversions in which U.S. companies shift domicile to foreign countries to avoid U.S. taxes.

  • JAKARTA, July 25- Freeport-McMoRan Inc clinched a deal with the Indonesian government on Friday allowing the miner to resume copper concentrate exports from the country, effectively ending a six-month tax dispute and paving the way for more miners to follow suit.

  • IPO Roundup: El Pollo Loco soars in debut Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Wall Street is still hungry for fast-casual restaurant chains. Others, including Zoe's Kitchen Inc., Potbelly Corp. and Noodles& Co., also climbed in their initial public offerings.

  • Brian Zwerner, a former manager of Bank of America's municipal derivatives desk, was sentenced to spend three years on probation and pay a $10,000 fine by U.S. According to court papers he has also agreed to pay Bank of America $890,000 and settle related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil charges.