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  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 12- The U.S. Navy on Friday maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet on June 23.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 12- The U.S. Navy on Friday maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet on June 23.

  • NEW YORK, July 11- United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday it would drop its daily flight to Caracas, Venezuela, from Houston, starting in September, joining other U.S. carriers who have cut service over the country's foreign exchange controls.

  • July 11- U.S. regulators on Friday suspended trading in Cynk Technology Corp, citing possible market manipulation in the one-time penny stock whose market value rocketed within weeks from less than $20 million to more than $6 billion.

  • Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

  • The SEC followed with its own suspension shortly afterward, extending the trading hiatus until July 24. The SEC said its decision came "because of concerns regarding the accuracy and adequacy of information in the marketplace and potentially manipulative transactions in Cynk's common stock."

  • New Maine database to reveal graduates' wages Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine— As many college graduates grapple with poor job prospects and crushing student debt, Maine officials hope a new database will help prospective students make more informed choices about what degree to pursue and how much they can afford to borrow for their education.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told military fliers on Thursday the stealthy F-35 attack plane had "issues" but was still "the future for our fighter aircraft" despite a fire that grounded the fleet and jeopardized its international debut in Britain.

  • Money market fund assets rise $5.37 billion Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $5.37 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds rose $1.78 billion to $894.66 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.

  • Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:29 PM ET

    Smith rejected arguments from another Ohio company, Columbus America Discovery Group, that it had exclusive rights to the shipwreck under a court order and that Recovery Limited was trespassing and should be held in contempt of court.

  • July 10- A federal judge has dismissed mortgage discrimination lawsuits filed by the City of Miami against Citigroup Inc and Wells Fargo& Co, following the dismissal of a similar lawsuit against Bank of America Corp earlier this week. District Judge William Dimitrouleas dismissed the city's claims against Citi and Wells under the U.S.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 10- The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer told lawmakers there was "growing evidence" that an engine fire on an Air Force F-35A jet last month was not a systemic issue, which sources familiar with the situation said could pave the way for officials to lift an order grounding the fleet of warplanes.

  • July 10- A federal judge has dismissed mortgage discrimination lawsuits filed by the City of Miami against Citigroup Inc and Wells Fargo& Co, following the dismissal of a similar lawsuit against Bank of America Corp earlier this week. He referred to his reasoning in the Bank of America case, where he said Miami lacked standing to sue.

  • Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. "A couple of years from now, we might say this was the beginning of the trend," said Rusty Rumley, a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

  • Fla. has among lowest rates of STEM workers Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— About 1 in 5 Florida workers are in science and engineering or related fields, placing the Sunshine State near the bottom of the list of states whose workforce is made up of STEM jobs.

  • STARKE, Florida— Florida executes man convicted in 1994 rape, murder of girl; state's 6th execution this year.

  • Stein Mart key sales figure up 2.6 percent in June Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Discount store operator Stein Mart said Thursday that its June sales at stores open at least a year climbed 2.6 percent. Stein Mart Inc. said its strongest sales in June were in Florida, California and North and South Carolina. Stein Mart, based in Jacksonville, Florida, ran 265 stores at the end of June.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 10- Borne of the last downturn in U.S. military spending in the 1990 s, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was intended as a quick and affordable way for the United States and its allies to replace thousands of aging F-16s and other warplanes while avoiding the pitfalls of earlier programs.

  • Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:07 AM ET

    MILTON, Ga.— The high-priced prostitute accused of leaving a Google executive to die after injecting him with a lethal dose of heroin on his yacht had called 911 two months earlier when she found her boyfriend in the throes of a fatal overdose in their home.

  • Hagel says nuclear operation has drifted Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Many of the recent problems in the U.S. nuclear forces have occurred in the Air Force, but in February the Navy announced that dozens of senior enlisted instructors at a Navy nuclear propulsion school in South Carolina were accused of cheating on written tests that help them qualify to operate nuclear reactors.