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  • Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    SACO, Maine— Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch. Ry Russell, general manager of Saco Drive-In, launched a social-media campaign to win an $80,000 digital projection system in a contest sponsored by Honda.

  • US rig count rose 1 to 1,875 Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by one this week to 1,875.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Texas gained two rigs each. Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah had unchanged rig counts.

  • Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. In a letter to the FAA dated Wednesday, Amazon said it is developing aerial vehicles as part of Amazon Prime Air.

  • ABC says O'Donnell is back on 'The View' Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Rosie O'Donnell will return to ABC's "The View" this September for a most unexpected second act. ABC announced Thursday, via Twitter, that O'Donnell will join Whoopi Goldberg on the nearly empty couch at the daytime chatfest.

  • Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    The Nevada Democrat used Senate procedures to prevent votes on any amendments to a bipartisan measure expanding hunters' access to public lands and renewing land conservation programs.

  • CHICAGO, July 8- Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by Foster Farms to include products believed to have been sent to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.

  • CHICAGO, July 8- Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by California- based Foster Farms to include products believed to have been send to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green- 9781101569184-. 3. Invisible by David Ellis& James Patterson- 9780316405409-. 5. The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling& Robert Galbraith- 9780316206860-.

  • Who's Next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:16 AM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Colorado and Washington. Alaska may seem like an unlikely place to follow the lead of liberals in Colorado and Washington, but the state's libertarian electorate may provide a good look at how a different breed of voters will respond to marijuana legalization.

  • California chicken linked to salmonella recalled Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:10 AM ET

    The U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture said it has found evidence directly linking Foster Farms boneless-skinless chicken breast to a case of Salmonella Heidelberg, an antibiotic-resistant strain of the disease that has sickened more than 500 people in the past 16 months and led to pressure from food safety advocates for federal action against the company.

  • *Lynas, Molycorp hit by funding squeeze, delayed production ramp-ups. Australia's Lynas Corp and U.S. miner Molycorp Inc, the only two suppliers outside China, are boosting output at their plants in Malaysia and California, respectively. That has squeezed Lynas' and Molycorp's funding and their share prices have tumbled.

  • US rig count rose 1 to 1,874 Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by one this week to 1,874.. Pennsylvania declined by five, California lost three, Louisiana was down two and Colorado and Kansas both were off one. Alaska, Arkansas, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Floating strip club navigates regulatory trouble Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fishermen on a converted Bering Sea crabbing boat dubbed the "Wild Alaskan"— and it's already encountered choppy regulatory seas.

  • *Lynas, Molycorp hit by funding squeeze, delayed production ramp-ups. KUANTAN, Malaysia, July 3- Australia's Lynas Corp, one of only two rare earths producers outside China, expects to reach its initial output rate target by December at the latest which should shore up its shaky cash position, its new CEO said in her first interview.

  • Parnell: Pipeline agreement signed Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    Sean Parnell says an agreement has been signed that allows for the next stage in pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project. The parties involved are BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Corp., TransCanada Corp., and the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.. ConocoPhillips was previously a holdout to signing because of issues the company said were confidential.

  • Recovery of lost jobs by states, at a glance Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don't have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:.

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green- 9781101569184-. 2. Invisible by David Ellis& James Patterson- 9780316405409-. 6. The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling& Robert Galbraith- 9780316206860-.

  • CoreLogic: US home prices rose more slowly in May Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    Data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices increased 8.8 percent in May compared with 12 months earlier. The pace of gains has slowed as more homes have come onto the market, according to CoreLogic. But CoreLogic's monthly figures aren't adjusted for seasonal patterns, such as warmer weather, which can affect sales.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. officials have told energy companies that they may export a variety of ultra-light oil if it has been minimally refined, an apparent marginal loosening of a decades-old ban on selling U.S. crude abroad.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. officials have allowed two companies to export a kind of ultra-light oil known as condensates, a first step that effectively loosens a 40- year ban on most U.S. crude exports, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.