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  • Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past. As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road. Vehicle discounts have risen 5.5 percent from a year ago.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. Treasuries yields rose on Tuesday after traders took profits on uncertainty ahead of a highly anticipated European Central Bank meeting this week.

  • Sept 2- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said it would buy Prestige Cruises International Inc from its owner Apollo Global Management LLC in a $3 billion deal to expand its high-end luxury cruise offerings.

  • Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector, spending about $3 billion in cash and stock to acquire the high-end Prestige Cruises International.

  • Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    HAVANA— Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.

  • Florida receives $300,000 in pharmacy settlement Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the state is getting $300,000 as part of a national settlement with a Cincinnati- based company that allegedly engaged in a kickback scheme with skilled-nursing facilities.

  • HAVANA, Sept 2- Cuba's experiment with free-market reforms has unintentionally widened the communist-led island's racial divide and allowed white Cubans to regain some of the economic advantages built up over centuries.

  • LONDON, Sept. 2- Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain's aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years. They say it will allow Burger King to avoid paying some U.S. taxes.

  • HAVANA, Sept 1- Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or sent by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector and angering people looking to counter chronic shortages. The duty is now $250 on a 32- inch screen, $400 for those between 32 and 42 inches and $500 on even bigger models.

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images.

  • MIAMI, Sept 1- When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

  • HAVANA, Sept 1- Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or sent by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector and angering people looking to counter chronic shortages.

  • Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    HAVANA— A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.

  • 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.