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  • Activist hedge fund wants PetSmart to weigh sale Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of PetSmart Inc. jumped Thursday after an activist hedge fund reported a stake in the pet food retailer and said it wants PetSmart to consider selling itself.

  • Democrats to visit potential 2016 convention sites Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    The DNC said it will visit Birmingham, Alabama, on July 21-22; Cleveland on Aug. 4-5; Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 6-7; New York on Aug. 11-12; Philadelphia on Aug. 13-14; and Phoenix on Sept. 10-11. Republicans have two finalists for its convention: Dallas and Cleveland.

  • 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:.

  • 32 states trail US as a whole in job recovery Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    Yet 32 states still have fewer jobs than when the recession began in December 2007— evidence of the unevenness and persistently slow pace of the recovery. Even though economists declared the recession over in June 2009, Illinois is still down 184,000 jobs from pre-recession levels.

  • Lawsuit filed over property taxes on solar panels Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Two solar companies are asking an Arizona court to overturn state tax officials' decision that property taxes must be paid on leased rooftop panels that produce electricity.

  • July 1- Buyout firm Berkshire Partners LLC is in advanced talks to acquire Portillo's Restaurant Group, the largest privately owned restaurant chain in the U.S. Berkshire Partners has outbid other private equity firms for the Chicago- based restaurant group, the sources said on Tuesday.

  • AP staff win awards for tornado, shooting stories Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Coverage of a devastating Oklahoma tornado won an award for deadline reporting and a story on the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings won one for feature writing from the Associated Press Media Editors for journalism excellence by AP staffers.

  • Feds consider sending bison to Grand Canyon, Iowa Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    The sites eyed for potential future herds include areas as diverse as Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park, an Iowa wildlife refuge and a North Dakota national historic site.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 29- Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and other prominent Silicon Valley technology companies flew the flag for gay rights at the San Francisco Pride Festival on Sunday as they sought to boost morale among employees and reflect a corporate culture of diversity.

  • NEW DELHI, June 29- Western governments are rushing to visit India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals as the government prepares to open the nascent defence industry to foreign investment.

  • NEW DELHI, June 29- Western governments are rushing to visit India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals as the government prepares to open the nascent defense industry to foreign investment.

  • NEW DELHI, June 29- Western governments are rushing to visit India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals as the government prepares to open the nascent defence industry to foreign investment.

  • UPDATE 1-Homebuilder Woodside Homes files for IPO Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    The North Salt Lake City, Utah- based company said Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank were among the underwriters to the offering. Woodside Homes develops and sells single-family homes across seven primary markets in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas and Utah.

  • June 23- Augusta Resource Corp said it agreed to be bought by HudBay Minerals Inc after the company raised its offer to buy Augusta shares it does not already own. The offer price of about C $3.56 per Augusta common share represents a premium of about 11 percent to Augusta's Friday close on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The pricing model used by U.S. stock exchanges to attract liquidity came under fire on Tuesday, as several Wall Street executives called for ending the practice and two U.S. senators raised concerns about the potential conflicts it creates.

  • McCain, a key member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he had long been troubled by the Pentagon's payment of 85- percent or higher award fees to Lockheed on the F-35 program despite cost increases and schedule delays, adding the background to those decisions was "disturbing.

  • June 13- P.F. Chang's China Bistro said it has begun manually swiping payment cards at all U.S. restaurants in the wake of a data breach to ensure that transactions are secure as investigators figure out how attackers accessed its systems.

  • JAKARTA, June 12- The chief executives of Freeport McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc and Newmont Mining Corp are both in Indonesia's capital, marking what might be a last-ditch effort to resolve a dispute over a mineral export tax before a new administration takes over in October.

  • JAKARTA, June 12- The head of Freeport McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc has returned to Indonesia's capital, marking what might be a last-ditch effort to resolve a dispute over a mineral export tax before a new administration takes over in October.

  • GoDaddy files for IPO of up to $100 mln Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    June 9- Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock. Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Citigroup are the lead underwriters for the IPO, Scottsdale, Arizona- based GoDaddy told the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus.