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  • Nissan expands air bag recall after Louisiana injury Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    DETROIT— Nissan is adding 45,000 small cars to a previous recall after a Louisiana woman was injured by flying shrapnel from an exploding air bag. Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger said the cars were added when Nissan found out about Wilson's injury while analyzing field data. In November, Nissan recalled more than 52,000 vehicles to fix potentially faulty...

  • *Netflix and Philip Morris rally after results. April 16- U.S. stocks were mixed on Thursday afternoon as soaring Wall Street debuts by online retailer Etsy and trading firm Virtu offset lingering worries about upcoming corporate earnings reports. "Between Etsy, Virtu and Netflix, that's helping prop the market up, keeping people excited," said Mike Binger, a...

  • *Netflix rallies after results, SanDisk lower. *Etsy shares almost double in IPO. While shares of Netflix surged following blockbuster results, limiting losses on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, shares of SanDisk slumped following a weak revenue outlook that added to concerns about the pace of top-line improvement.

  • Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    EPA officials say the rule would protect public health, fight climate change and lower electricity costs by 8 percent by 2030.. Last month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., sent a letter urging the governors of all 50 states to defy the EPA by refusing to submit the compliance plans. Opponents also are getting support from an unlikely ally, Harvard Law...

  • NEW ORLEANS— A 21- year-old transgender man says in a sex discrimination lawsuit that he was forced to leave his job at a Mississippi- based loan company once officials there found out he was born a woman but dressed and acted like a man. Tristan Broussard filed suit on Monday against First Tower Loan LLC., a financial loan company based in Flowood, Mississippi, with...

  • Paper towels, toilet tissue latest uses for wheat straw Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 | 12:17 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— A company plans to roll out a new line of tissues and paper towels this month that incorporates wheat straw and bamboo, which it hopes will provide a rapidly renewable and environmentally friendly source of fiber for its products while giving farmers a new market for what remains after the grain is harvested. She said she thinks Kimberly-Clark's...

  • They live in a country that recognizes their marriages, but some reside in the 13 states that do not, an issue that will be argued before the Supreme Court later this month. "We're adults, we're contributing to the welfare of society and yet, here's this one thing that just reaches up every year and kind of slaps us in the face," said Brian Wilbert, an Episcopal priest who...

  • WASHINGTON— Two former employees of a helicopter company owned by a prominent Wall Street financier allege that she exploited a connection with an Army colonel to charge the U.S. government inflated prices for rotorcraft. In documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alabama, the whistleblowers said Lynn Tilton offered the officer, Norbert Vergez, a...

  • The letter follows a hearing last month by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which invited Southern California Edison to testify, though the company declined. Ronil Hira, a professor at Howard University, said at the hearing that the utility outsourced work to two companies, and those companies employed H-1B staffers who were then trained by the employees they...

  • Worst VA health care wait times are in the South Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.— A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists— and months after the Department of Veterans Affairs instituted major reforms costing billions of dollars— government data shows that the number of patients facing long waits at VA facilities has not dropped at all.

  • WILLISTON, N.D.— A Houston- based oil company could have prevented a 28- year-old Alabama man's death by properly maintaining the water hauling tank that exploded while he was working in it in North Dakota, federal safety investigators said Wednesday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it has issued one willful and four serious...

  • April 8- A retired U.S. Army colonel has agreed to plead guilty to negotiating a job with financier Lynn Tilton's private equity firm while also taking steps to ensure a helicopter company that did business with the Department of Defense got paid faster. Court papers do not identify by name the helicopter company, MD Helicopters in Mesa, Arizona, or Patriarch...

  • MONROEVILLE, Ala.— Each spring when the azaleas bloom, attorney Atticus Finch, daughter Scout and other characters from "To Kill a Mockingbird" come to life on the courthouse lawn in the Alabama hometown of author Harper Lee, who will release a sequel to her classic novel in July. The production is a point of civic pride that draws crowds from across the globe and helps...

  • WASHINGTON— A retired Army colonel pleaded guilty to negotiating his post-military employment with a helicopter company that did business with the Defense Department office he ran while still in uniform, according to court records filed Tuesday by U.S. government attorneys. Officers of Vergez's seniority are typically allowed to be reimbursed by Defense...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said on Monday it had temporarily withdrawn its application to organize flight attendants at Delta Air Lines. The IAM also is seeking to organize workers at Boeing Co facilities in South Carolina and Airbus Group NV facilities in Alabama. A vote by Boeing workers is set for...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said on Monday it had temporarily withdrawn its application to organize flight attendants at Delta Air Lines. The union also is seeking to organize workers at Boeing Co facilities in South Carolina and Airbus Group NV facilities in Alabama. A vote by Boeing workers is set for...

  • March 31- John Malone-backed Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Bright House Networks in a $10.4 billion deal as it expands its cable network after losing out to Comcast Corp in a fight for Time Warner Cable Inc.. Comcast's $45.2 billion offer for Time Warner Cable last year highlighted the changing landscape of the industry. "I think it is inevitable...

  • March 31- Cable television operator Charter Communications Inc said it would buy privately held Bright House Networks in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $10.4 billion to expand in Florida. Bright House has about 2 million video customers in central Florida, including Orlando and Tampa Bay as well as Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

  • March 31- Cable television operator Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Bright House Networks in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $10.4 billion to expand in Florida. Charter's shares rose 9 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday after Reuters reported the deal earlier in the day. Bright House, controlled by the Newhouse family, has about 2 million...

  • *Measure spares doctors 21 percent pay cut if passes Senate vote. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 26- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven...