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  • Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands.

  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    Following a bevy of recent White House meetings, top officials have compiled specific recommendations from business groups and other advocates whose support could undercut GOP claims that Obama is exceeding his authority to help people who have already violated immigration laws.

  • Xerox to lay off 121 at New York plant Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    WEBSTER, N.Y.— Xerox Corp. plans to lay off 121 people at its Webster plant in western New York. A statement from Norwalk, Connecticut- based Xerox says the affected employees work for the site and facilities services operations providing maintenance and cleaning for the Webster plant.

  • Aug 19- Kroger Co, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, is the latest high-profile company caught in the battle over gun rights and gun control in the United States.

  • Senate Democrats demand liquid nicotine rules Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    FARMINGTON, Conn.— Two Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday announced a drive in Congress to require child-proof bottles of liquid nicotine used for e-cigarettes. Richard Blumenthal, D- Conn., said at a news conference at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. Elizabeth Esty, D- Conn., said they are responding to a rising number of poisonings.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- The U.S. dollar hit nine-month highs against the euro and rose against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday after strong U.S. housing data bolstered expectations for an earlier-than-expected rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

  • *Ukraine, Middle East tensions ease. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Monday after three days of gains as risk appetite returned following upbeat U.S. housing data and easing tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.

  • *Losses in UK gilt market also a factor in U.S. bond market. Treasury debt prices fell on Monday after three days of gains, as risk appetite returned following upbeat U.S. housing data and easing tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine, two global sore spots.

  • BOSTON, Aug 18- Thomas Conheeney, who was president of Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors during the years the hedge fund was being investigated for insider trading, has stepped down from the position at successor organization Point72 Asset Management, Point72 said on Monday.

  • Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    GROTON, Conn.— The top officer at the oldest U.S. submarine base, an admiral whose ties to Groton date back to his birth, may become the last flag officer to serve here as his submarine group is eliminated in a Navy streamlining.

  • They include El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc, Zoe's Kitchen Inc, and Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc.. Shake Shack is present in many U.S. states including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and Massachusetts.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Crude oil prices fell more than $2 a barrel on both sides of the Atlantic on Thursday, sunk by weak economic data hinting at softening oil demand and by ample supplies. The U.S. crude contract retreated more than 50 cents in a minute as shares of the exchange-traded U.S. Oil Fund saw high-volume trading.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- A federal judge rejected billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's bid to dismiss lawsuits by Elan Corp and Wyeth shareholders who claimed they lost money because his firm SAC Capital Advisors LP conducted insider trading in the drugmakers' stocks.

  • Asia buyers of U.S. oil struggle on tight ship supply Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:03 AM ET

    *Panamax freight rates from U.S. to Asia rise. NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, Aug 13- Asian buyers of ultra light oil from the United States are struggling to find small-sized ships willing to undertake the month-long voyage at affordable rates as U.S.- Asia oil trade flows grow. "Why would you want to send a Panamax to Asia?

  • At the same time the major brokerages-- Bank of America's Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and UBS-- are fighting to keep their money-making assets from walking out the door.

  • Aug 11- Biodel Inc said its experimental insulin formulation was found more effective than current therapies in controlling glucose after two meals, in a mid-stage trial. Type 2 diabetes patients are usually given both basal and prandial insulin in a single injection such as Humalog Mix 75/ 25, Biodel said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- Crude oil prices rebounded on Thursday after reports the United States was considering airstrikes on advancing Islamic militants in Iraq revived concerns about supply disruptions from OPEC's No. 2 oil producer. Brent crude gained 85 cents to settle at $105.44 a barrel, and rose more than $1 in post-settlement trading.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- Crude oil climbed on Thursday, rebounding from the lowest prices in months as the security situation in northern Iraq deteriorated, reviving concerns about supply disruptions. White House spokesman Josh Earnest would not confirm that airstrikes were being considered, saying: "There are no American military solutions to the problems in Iraq."

  • *Markets jittery about possible U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. NEW YORK, Aug 7- Crude oil climbed on Thursday, rebounding from the lowest prices in months as the security situation in northern Iraq deteriorated, raising concerns of supply disruptions. He said ample global supplies were still pressuring oil prices, and noted there were no disruptions in Iraq yet.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Aug. 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday.