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  • Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad, lawyers involved in the case said Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Oil prices slid to a 26- month low on Monday, and many other commodities also fell in a selloff that drove a sector benchmark near its lowest level this year on discouraging data out of China along with a stronger U.S. dollar.

  • Conn. Supreme Court backs wind energy regulation Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    The court ruled 6-0 that a trial court was correct to dismiss appeals by opponents of the project by BNE Energy Inc. to build three wind turbines in Colebrook in northwestern Connecticut.

  • *Russia to meet with OPEC as low prices pressure budget. NEW YORK, Sept 15- Brent and U.S. crude futures fell in choppy trading on Monday, with weak Chinese economic data pushing the expiring October Brent contract to a two-year low and news that Russia's energy minister would meet OPEC officials cushioning the drop.

  • Jacques Pepin says no slowing down as show ends Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Jacques Pepin soon will begin production on what his longtime television network is calling his final cooking series, but the chef who has taught generations of Americans to cook says he's far from retiring.

  • Dominion to buy 2 solar projects in Calif. Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Dominion Resources is planning to buy two solar projects in California. The projects in Kings, Kern and Marin counties in California would add 42 megawatts of solar power to its portfolio.

  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    DENVER— The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to have killed his mother and threatened to shoot first responders.

  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. "Rising income inequality is not just a social issue," said Gabriel Petek, the S&P credit analyst who wrote the report. Stagnant pay for most people has compounded the pressure on states to preserve funding for education, highways and social programs such as Medicaid.

  • UPDATE 7-Oil drops as ample supply overtakes demand Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    *Weaker oil demand growth in China and Europe- IEA. NEW YORK, Sept 12- Crude oil prices fell on Friday on pressure from weak demand, ample supplies and a strong dollar. "We've seen a lot of selling pressure lately and concerns of a lot of oil on hand to meet demand," said Gene McGillian, an analyst at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with major indexes on track to snap five-week winning streaks, as energy shares again led the market down. Exxon Mobil fell 1.2 percent to $95.85 while Chevron Corp was down 0.9 percent at $122.67.

  • *Weaker oil demand growth in China and Europe- IEA. NEW YORK, Sept 12- Brent oil prices fell on Friday, pressured by a strong dollar, weak demand and ample supplies, while U.S. crude rose, stabilizing a day after hitting 16- month lows.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks were lower on Friday, with energy again leading the market down after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. Exxon Mobil Corp fell 0.9 percent to $96.12 on Friday while ConocoPhillips was down 0.9 percent to $78.67.

  • *Russia, Syria warn against foreign strikes inside Syria. Some traders linked the bounce in U.S. crude to news that Russia said air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria without a U.N. Security Council mandate would be an act of aggression.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- The highly anticipated debut of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce group, will come amid the busiest year for initial public offerings since the technology bubble burst in 2000.. Alibaba's IPO, which could come as soon as Sept. 19, could raise more than $21 billion and claim Facebook Inc's title of biggest tech IPO.

  • Treasuries slipped on Thursday for the first time in four days after the outlook for sustained U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria and new planned sanctions against Russia drove modest safe-haven bids.

  • FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is scrutinizing about 4,500 households that it suspects received improper payments after the storm, according to program officials and data obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. As of early September, FEMA had asked around 850 of those aid recipients to return a collective $5.8 million.

  • Shares of On Track Innovations Ltd jumped 6.9 percent to $3.55. Net Element Inc more than doubled, up 119 percent to $3.80. But eBay Inc fell 3.1 percent to $51.10 as analysts viewed as a threat to PayPal, its online payment service.

  • California mandates sick days for workers Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days for millions of workers, a policy long-sought by labor unions and opposed by business groups.

  • California to mandate paid sick leave under new law Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 10- California businesses will have to provide paid sick leave to most employees under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the latest move to aid low-income workers in the most populous U.S. state.

  • Home Depot stock dips on data breach fallout Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Home Depot are under pressure Wednesday as the home improvement retailer contends with the fallout of a data breach at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores. Attorney generals for Connecticut, California and Illinois are leading a multistate investigation into the Home Depot data breach.