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  • In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains' rise Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New York is increasingly becoming chain store city. "To me, the streetscape of New York City is what sells New York City. "Yes, they go to Times Square, but then they get so excited when they go to Little Italy or Chinatown.... that's what makes New York."

  • A line of bike hooks that can unexpectedly detach from their mounting are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalls include mattresses that failed flammability standards and truck and motorcycle toys with excessive amounts of lead. They were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from April 2011 to March 2015.

  • Correction: Bird Flu story Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak could be' devastating'. Top USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak may last for years and be' devastating' to poultry.

  • Clifford spoke on a visit to Minnesota, the state hit hardest by outbreaks that have cost Midwest producers over 2 million turkeys and chickens since early March. He said the fact that the highly pathogenic H5N2 virus has already appeared as far east as southern Ontario means there's an uncomfortable risk of it spreading to the East Coast where much of the U.S....

  • Nissan expands air bag recall after Louisiana injury Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    DETROIT— Nissan is adding 45,000 small cars to a previous recall after a Louisiana woman was injured by flying shrapnel from an exploding air bag. Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger said the cars were added when Nissan found out about Wilson's injury while analyzing field data. In November, Nissan recalled more than 52,000 vehicles to fix potentially faulty...

  • *Rosengren, Lockhart lean toward waiting on rate hikes. SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- Federal Reserve officials on Thursday were again at public odds over when the U.S. central bank should start raising rates, underscoring the difficult task ahead for Fed Chair Janet Yellen as she tries to build consensus for a rate hike sometime later this year. On Thursday, Vice Chair...

  • U.S. House passes estate tax repeal despite veto threat Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 16- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday ignored a White House veto threat and passed legislation to repeal the estate tax that hits inherited assets worth $5.4 million or more. By a mostly partisan 240-179 vote, the Republican-backed bill will be sent to the Senate, where Democrats are expected to use procedural hurdles to try to block...

  • Fidelity Southern posts 1Q profit Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Fidelity Southern Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $10.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Fidelity Southern shares have climbed slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ATLANTA— Paul Walker is not only being remembered onscreen, but in music too: The tribute song for him, "See You Again," hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart Thursday. The song from rapper Wiz Khalifa and budding singer Charlie Puth is from the soundtrack for "Furious 7," the latest installment in the "Fast& Furious" film series that featured Walker.

  • Bird flu outbreak could head eastward with fall migration Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    Now they're preparing for the worst, said Donna Carver, extension veterinarian at North Carolina State University. The highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza strain has turned up since December in commercial poultry farms, backyard flocks wild birds in the Pacific and Central flyways, but it's done the most damage in the heavily traveled Mississippi Flyway,...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St up on earnings, oil surges Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    *Banks, Intel boost Wall Street. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks rallied following several strong earnings reports on Wednesday, while European shares hit a 14- year high after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance. Better-than-expected results from banks JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and earnings from Intel that were broadly in line with...

  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    In its latest survey of business conditions around the country, the Fed said that eight of its 12 banking regions described the economy as growing at either a moderate or modest pace with two others— Atlanta and Kansas City— describing conditions as steady. The report said that a slowdown in the chemical industry had been reported by contacts in St. Louis and...

  • *Bank of America profit rises as costs fall. *Netflix to report after the bell. Intel jumped 4.5 percent to $32.91 after it said late on Tuesday it expects flat revenue for the entire year, despite some weakness in the first quarter.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back. Maggie Hassan, also a Democrat, pointed to efforts there, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas...

  • April 15- Delta Air Lines Inc on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit that topped analysts' expectations and said it would reduce international capacity in the fourth quarter where a strong U.S. dollar has weakened demand. While a strong U.S. dollar has dented demand abroad and concerned investors, Delta's unit revenue and capacity guidance painted a...

  • DALLAS— Delta Air Lines plans to reduce international flying later this year as travel demand in some places weakens due to lower oil prices and the strong U.S. dollar. The airline said Wednesday that it will make cuts of up to 20 percent on routes to Japan, India, Brazil, Africa and the Middle East. It will suspend winter flights to Moscow.

  • *Chesapeake to receive $25 million and oil-gas leases. *AEP says McClendon had rights to Chesapeake data. The settlement could raise questions about whether EMG, which has invested more than $3 billion in ventures formed by McClendon since 2013, may be separating itself from McClendon, a successful oil and gas executive who co-founded Chesapeake in 1989. He...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy received a delay Tuesday in pleading guilty to environmental crimes by raising the specter that bureaucratic red tape could result in power being cut to military bases across North Carolina. The nation's largest electricity company announced in February that it would admit guilt on nine misdemeanor counts and pay $102 million in...

  • DETROIT— Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, the maker of the vehicles has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered by the recall, according to documents filed with federal safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been sparring with Chrysler for...

  • April 14- Energy& Minerals Group, which has invested billions in oil and gas ventures with former Chesapeake Energy Corp Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon, has moved to extricate itself from a lawsuit filed by Chesapeake alleging McClendon stole its trade secrets and used them to build up his new businesses. Houston- based EMG, a private investment firm...