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  • Made in America music festival rocks Los Angeles Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The Budweiser Made in America concert featured three large stages dotting Grand Park in front of Los Angeles City Hall, and food trucks were parked along the city streets the park spans. The event marks the West Coast expansion of the two-day festival that rap mogul Jay Z launched in Philadelphia in 2012..

  • 5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally. Even though it's not due in theaters for more than a year, no other film captured the popcorn-hunger of moviegoers quite like J.J. Abrams' resurrection of George Lucas' space opera.

  • South American food chains use Florida as US gate Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    MIAMI— When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home. Some came from Tampa and Orlando, "says Juan Mario Patino, a vice president of 4 JS Management, the company's U.S. franchisee.

  • In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    NAPA, Calif.— Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 3:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. The Health and Human Services Department must send out millions of the forms, which are like W-2s for people getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums.

  • Hiring a senior executive from a major competitor is rare for Intel, which is known in Silicon Valley for its insular culture, and it reflects the eagerness of the Santa Clara, California, chipmaker to improve its struggling mobile business.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 29- Chipmaker Intel Corp has hired Amir Faintuch, a senior executive at Qualcomm Inc, to co-manage the development of the company's chips, an Intel spokesman said on Friday.

  • Scottsdale, Arizona- based Store Capital buys real estate from large tenants, such as chain restaurants, supermarkets and health clubs, and leases the properties back to the tenants. Reuters reported in July that Store Capital had hired banks to explore a potential offering that could raise $300 million to $500 million and value the company at about $2 billion.

  • Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov.

  • US rig count up 18 to 1,914 Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 12 rigs, Pennsylvania gained five, Oklahoma gained four and Colorado and Alaska each gained one. Kansas lost three rigs and Arkansas, Ohio and West Virginia each lost one. California, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Startups offer banking for smartphone users Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Like traditional banks, customers open a checking account, get a debit card and are able to make check deposits and pay their bills.

  • Feds critical of California twin tunnel project Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    FRESNO, Calif.— A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the project Thursday.

  • Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.' s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute. The appeals court gave Oracle a choice between an award of $356.7 million or a new trial.

  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa— once more of it can be made. "The level of improvement was utterly beyond my honest expectation," said one study leader, Gary Kobinger of the Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnipeg.

  • The success is therefore a "monumental achievement," virologist Thomas Geisbert of the University of Texas Medical Branch wrote in a commentary on the paper, published online in Nature.

  • Aug 29- A federal appeals court on Friday rejected Oracle Corp's bid to restore a $1.3 billion jury verdict in its long-running copyright dispute with German software company SAP SE, and said Oracle may choose to either accept a lower amount or face a new trial.

  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin.

  • HIV case proves false; porn moratorium called off Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition called for the moratorium Thursday.

  • Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year.