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  • FCC: Phone companies posted private info online Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Two phone companies— TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc.— unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said Friday they plan to fine the companies. We look forward to working with the FCC to resolve this matter...

  • US rig count up 9 to 1,927 Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 3:18 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 nine this week to 1,927.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained eight rigs, New Mexico increased five, West Virginia was up three, while Arkansas, California and Ohio gained two apiece. Kansas declined by four,...

  • US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission— the tight Georgia Senate race. Rob Engstrom, political director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Friday that the organization will stay on the sidelines in the contest between...

  • *Saudi Arabia increases Sept output but cuts market supply. *All eyes on OPEC November meeting. NEW YORK, Oct 23- Brent crude oil jumped nearly 3 percent on Thursday, its most in over four months, after an industry source said Saudi Arabia cut output in September following the summer's tumble in prices.

  • UPDATE 6-Brent jumps on Saudi supply cut, strong data Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    *Saudi Arabia increases Sept output but cuts market supply. *All eyes on OPEC November meeting. NEW YORK, Oct 23- Brent crude oil jumped as much as $2 a barrel on Thursday after an industry source said Saudi Arabia cut output in September following the summer's tumble in prices.

  • Noteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:06 AM ET

    In Colorado, a "personhood" amendment would add fetuses to those protected by the state's criminal and wrongful death act. In Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia, voters will have a chance to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults, a step approved two years by voters in Colorado and Washington state. Washington state has two competing...

  • A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. The size of a Republican majority would determine committee ratios and budgets; more seats in the Senate translate into a greater advantage on the panels. "If we lose the Senate, for one thing, the way this Senate's been operating, they could end up blocking all my...

  • Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:03 AM ET

    CHICAGO— As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school— some on as little as $7.25 per hour. In one state, Illinois, the campaign to support the minimum wage would not actually raise the wage.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Oil and gas interests are pouring money into a tight U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, giving twice as much to the Senate campaign of incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu than her Republican challenger even though the industry backs the Republican push to regain control of the Senate. Landrieu, chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, is...

  • News Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    Democrats' campaign committee for House races picked up $16.7 million in September despite long odds of winning a majority— surpassing both parties' campaign arms focused on the Senate, which is very much in play. If Republicans net six Senate seats and win handily as expected in the House, they will control both chambers in Congress for the final two years of...

  • NTSB: Train in crash going faster than it should Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    WINSLOW, Ark.— A train that collided with a stalled passenger train in Arkansas was coming to its aid and was apparently going too fast, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday. The passenger train was carrying tourists on a fall-foliage tour in the Ozark Mountains when the accident occurred near Winslow, about 175 miles northwest of Little...

  • US rig count down 12 to 1,918 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 12 this week to 1,918.. Oklahoma decreased by seven rigs, New Mexico was down four, Alaska was off two and Arkansas, California and North Dakota each dropped one. Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah were unchanged.

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans Ga. distribution center Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    UNION CITY, Ga.— State officials say a new Georgia distribution center planned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will create more than 400 jobs over the next three years. Nathan Deal's office said the 1.2- million-square-foot facility will support the Bentonville, Arkansas- based retailer's e-commerce business. Plans call for the facility to be built in the Union City...

  • Oct 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc cut its annual sales forecast on Wednesday, citing a stronger dollar and the impact of food stamp reductions, and said it would slow store openings in the next financial year as it shifts spending to its online business. Wal-Mart, which recorded $473.1 billion in sales in its last financial year, said it now expects sales to rise 2-3...

  • Wal-Mart lowers revenue outlook for year Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a tougher sales environment will hurt its revenue this fiscal year. Wal-Mart said Wednesday that it now expects its revenue will be up 2 to 3 percent over the prior fiscal year, when it generated $473.1 billion. Shares of Wal-Mart closed down 3.6 percent, their worst one-day drop in nearly two years.

  • EPA said it was applying "first-time-ever restrictions" on its approval of the herbicide, called Enlist Duo, which is designed to be used with new genetically modified crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical. EPA said the approval lays out a template of new requirements for future approvals of herbicides designed for use with genetically...

  • EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    The EPA said Wednesday that it will allow the use of a 2,4- D weed killer called Enlist Duo, a new version of the popular herbicide used since the 1940 s. The EPA said in a release that the agency's decision reflects a large body of science and that officials used "highly conservative and protective assumptions to evaluate human health and ecological risks."

  • Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook amid tough economy Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations. Wal-Mart's diminished outlook increases concern about prospects for the critical holiday shopping season that kicks off late next...

  • Immigration-control group starts ads in 10 states Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— An immigration-control group on Wednesday began running more than $1 million in ads that criticize lawmakers for not doing more to stop the flow of new workers into the United States. NumbersUSA will run the 30- second ad in 10 states where there are competitive Senate races. The group claims it has 2 million activists who want to reduce the numbers...

  • Bank of the Ozarks tops Wall Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Bank of the Ozarks Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $32.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 39 cents per share. Analysts expected $91.7 million, according to Zacks.