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  • Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. If Moreno's six-week training program in New York City leads to a full-time job, she'll have bucked long odds.

  • 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.

  • Sesame catching on in southeast US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Thousands of acres from Arkansas to Florida and Georgia were planted in sesame this year— sometimes joining a rotation of cotton, soybeans and corn and at times spread in fields too far away from irrigation lines. The nation's traditional sesame-growing region is in Oklahoma and Texas west of Interstate 35.

  • 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.

  • Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers? Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it's kind of "creepy the way this whole thing landed in Ohio with all the things prepackaged."

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of the digital currency to users of illicit online marketplace Silk Road, his lawyer said Friday.

  • Aug 29- United Technologies Corp's Pratt& Whitney unit briefly suspended delivery of the engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet in May because of questions about titanium provided to a parts supplier. The Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 strike fighter is the Pentagon's costliest weapons program.

  • Aug 29- United Technologies Corp's Pratt& Whitney unit briefly suspended delivery of the engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet in May because of questions about titanium provided to a parts supplier. The Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 strike fighter is the Pentagon's costliest weapons program.

  • '99 Homes' brings US subprime crisis to Venice Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    VENICE, Italy— Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material. The Sunshine State looks pretty shady in Ramin Bahrani's Orlando- set drama, one of 20 films competing for prizes at the Venice Film Festival.

  • Morgan Stanley plans a start-up—in natural gas Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley plans to build and run a U.S. compressed natural gas export facility, even as it sells its physical oil business.

  • Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    MIAMI— The man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud schemes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Morgan Stanley has quietly filed plans to build and run one of the first U.S. compressed natural gas export facilities, the first sign the bank is plunging back into physical commodity markets even as it sells its physical oil business.

  • Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18- year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.

  • Fla. condo owners ask governor to save their homes Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Tampa area condo owners, who say developers are forcing them to sell to make way for rentals, are asking Gov. Rick Scott for help.

  • Darden delays shareholder meeting Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Olive Garden's parent company Darden Restaurants said it is postponing its annual meeting to give shareholders enough time to review its proxy materials.

  • Frontier adds flights from Cincinnati-area airport Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Thursday it is doubling its service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Frontier will begin daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 26, with multiday service also coming to Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    California: Down 8,771, no reason given. Florida: Down 1,462, due to fewer layoffs in farming, manufacturing, retail and services. Illinois: Down 1,442, no reason given.

  • Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat upset Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    BOSTON— An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week, authorities said. Passenger Edmund Alexandre became upset after a woman reclined the seat in front of him on the Miami- to- Paris flight on Wednesday night, the Suffolk County district attorney's office said.

  • TOKYO, Aug 28- Honda Motor Co is recalling about 63,200 vehicles due to a defect in driver-side air bags made by Takata Corp, the latest in a series of air bag recalls across the industry that have affected nearly 16 million vehicles to date.

  • More Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    DENVER— The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states than before, according to a new report by a federally funded drug task force.