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  • Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    Zipping cross-country in a super-high speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday.

  • McAfee names Kimmel its 'most dangerous celebrity' Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:34 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— If you're about to Google Jimmy Kimmel, beware. Computer security company McAfee says the talk show host is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online. Other celebrities McAfee deems dangerous this year include Ciara, Flo Rida, Bruce Springsteen, Chelsea Handler and Christina Aguilera.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30- Larry Ellison was the main draw for tens of thousands of technology professionals at Oracle Corp's annual conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, where he joked about losing his name after relinquishing his role as the company's CEO.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap. WASHINGTON— Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways:.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 30- Anglo American Plc said on Tuesday that it obtained a Brazilian license to start operating its long-delayed, $14 billion Minas-Rio iron ore mining project, which is expected to enable its first shipment of ore by year-end.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 30- While the U.S. restaurant industry fights national and state efforts to increase the minimum wage, a new survey released on Tuesday showed that 83 percent of restaurant patrons support raising it and adjusting it annually for inflation.

  • Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Hollywood's carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege. Now, Netflix has fired the most notable missive across the bow of windowing, announcing plans to release a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" on the day it hits Imax theaters next August.

  • A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- Pimco intends to expand its equities business and there will be no difference in the firm's portfolio management following the departure of former Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross, two top Pimco executives said on Tuesday.

  • Key Los Angeles subway connector 1 step closer Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A new underground train that will speed passengers through downtown Los Angeles took a symbolic step forward Tuesday with a "groundbreaking" attended by shovel-wielding politicians and transportation officials.

  • Michelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 stars Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle. Unfortunately, over numerous meals this year at Daniel he just wasn't firing on all cylinders to maintain a third star, " Michael Ellis, director of the Michelin guides, said by telephone Tuesday.

  • The case was brought by Brandon Coats, a former customer service representative for Englewood, Colo.- based Dish Network who was fired in 2010 after testing positive for marijuana.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30- Microsoft Corp announced its' Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday, skipping a number, to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8 from two years ago.

  • Windows 10 tries blending new with familiar Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices.

  • 2 children's sweatshirts recalled for choking risk Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    One recall is for 7,800 hooded sweatshirts that were sold at Kroger and Fred Meyer supermarkets nationwide between June and August for about $18. Both stores are owned by The Kroger Co., which is based in Cincinnati. The recalled sweatshirts have a front zipper and were made in Pakistan by Mira Loma, California- based Active Apparel.

  • Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    GRANTS PASS, Ore.— Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

  • Senators ask for more oil train notifications Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    The letter was signed by Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and California senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. More than a dozen oil-by-rail refining or loading facilities and terminals have been built in California, Oregon and Washington, with another two dozen new projects or expansions in the works in the three states.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 30- California Governor Jerry Brown late on Monday vetoed a bill that would have helped franchisees recoup some of their business investments when a franchisor wrongly terminates their relationship.

  • PARIS, Sept 30- Lingerie provider Agent Provocateur is seeing brisk business in Russia, Hong Kong and China, contrary to many other luxury brands, and is rolling out a second line co-designed by actress Penelope Cruz and her sister Monica, its head said.

  • Who is the man replacing the 'Bond King'? Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK— With Bill Gross' surprise departure from Pimco, 45- year-old Daniel Ivascyn now finds himself watching over trillions in assets at the huge mutual fund firm. Gross co-founded Pimco in 1971 and ran the firm for four decades, turning the company's flagship product, the Total Return Fund, into a $221 billion behemoth.