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  • California man faces prison for economic espionage Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:36 AM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— A Northern California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling to China the technology that creates a white pigment.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 9- Apple Inc acknowledged on Wednesday it needs to address manufacturing partners' carbon emissions and its own rising water consumption, though the iPhone maker said it had cut back sharply on greenhouse gas output.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 23 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Financial Sector Reform" before a Martin Feldstein Lecture event hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge- 2030 GMT.

  • Aereo says intends to operate in wake of court ruling Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    The decision was a victory for traditional broadcasters, such as CBS Corp, Comcast Corp's NBC, Walt Disney Co's ABC, and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox. CBS argued in a joint filing on Wednesday that the case should be dismissed in light of the Supreme Court ruling, but Aereo disagreed.

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- Members of a U.S. House of Representatives panel disagreed on Wednesday on elements of a bill to rein in companies that demand licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters."

  • Nielsen's top programs for June 30-July 6 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    2. "Under the Dome," CBS, 9.41 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.59 million. 4. "NCIS," CBS, 8.13 million.

  • CHICAGO, July 9- The cost to produce a BLT, America's favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad crops in California.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- The man accused of creating Silk Road, which U.S. authorities said was an online drug marketplace, lost his bid on Wednesday to dismiss a federal indictment accusing him of conspiring to deal illegal narcotics and launder money.

  • CHICAGO, July 9- Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of "product recall" as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.

  • New York police see risks with drones' popularity Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about anywhere in New York City without permission, the incidents and breathtaking videos of Manhattan's steel-and-glass canyons and sweeping skyline photos suggest that the restrictions are being widely flouted.

  • A summer without swagger for Hollywood Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Hollywood's summer at the box office isn't just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer's revenue. The Fourth of July, the customary launching pad for some of Hollywood's flashiest fireworks, was the worst July 4th weekend in at least a decade.

  • Ranchers taking advantage of USDA disaster program Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

  • July 9- A federal judge has dismissed the city of Miami's mortgage discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America Corp, handing the city its first defeat in four suits that accuse major banks of U.S.

  • Review: Unlimited e-book services offer plenty Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    SPANISH FORK, Utah— Two startups are trying to do for e-books what Netflix does for movies. Oyster and Scribd let you read as many books as you want for a monthly price— $10 for Oyster and $9 for Scribd. These services are great if you have a long weekend or a vacation coming up, or in my case three weeks of travels from California to New York.

  • July 9- State Street Corp has reached $70 million in settlements to end three lawsuits claiming it inflated its share price by overcharging clients on foreign exchange services and falsely representing that its investments in mortgage-backed securities were safe.

  • American Apparel receives financing Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— American Apparel Inc. announced late Wednesday it had reached a deal with investment firm Standard General to receive an investment of up to $25 million to bolster the clothing chain's finances.

  • July 9- State Street Corp has reached a $60 million settlement of a shareholder lawsuit that accused it of overcharging clients for foreign exchange services, and falsely stating it invested only in "high quality" assets, according to a court filing.

  • Theme park CEO says job is about making memories Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    SANDUSKY, Ohio— Standing in the shadows of a $30 million roller coaster that flips, drops and spins its riders, the head of the nation's fourth-biggest amusement park company points to another addition at Cedar Point he's proud of too— a shady spot to relax and munch on taffy and fudge.

  • Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo. The actress who portrayed unflappable officer Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" film franchise is reprising her role in "Alien: Isolation," an upcoming video game set after the events of the original 1979 film.

  • Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work. After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that'll get a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers.