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  • July 10- A judge in Michigan has ruled that Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp must face a criminal trial on a charge of bid-rigging with competitor Encana Corp at a 2010 state land lease auction, citing evidence of a conspiracy between the companies that drove state lease prices down sharply.

  • Ga. Senate: Kingston, Perdue spend combined $11M Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined $11 million so far on the race, with just over a week to go before the July 22 runoff. The race is among a dozen being watched nationally as Republicans seek control of the Senate. Sam Nunn, will be able to claim the Georgia seat and help them keep a majority in the Senate.

  • Washington's blueberry crop growing to 45,000 tons Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Washington blueberry growers expect to harvest 90 million pounds— 45,000 tons— of blueberries this summer. The Washington Blueberry Commission says that's 10 million pounds more than last year and ranks the state fourth in the nation in blueberry production behind Michigan, Oregon and Georgia.

  • July 10- Shopping center owner and operator Regency Centers Corp offered to buy AmREIT Inc for about $433 million to expand in Texas and Georgia. AmREIT's shares jumped as much as 14.6 percent to the offer price of $22 before giving up some of the gains, while Regency's stock rose marginally.

  • 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.

  • July 9- American Airlines Group, Southwest Airlines and United Continental Holdings on Wednesday cited growth in an important revenue measure during the second quarter, signaling that demand for air travel is solid during the summer.

  • 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.

  • July 9- A federal judge has dismissed the city of Miami's mortgage discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America Corp, handing the city its first defeat in four suits that accuse major banks of U.S.

  • July 9- American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co forecast growth in an important revenue measure for the second quarter, signaling that demand for air travel is solid during the summer.

  • Gentiva Health gives solid 2Q outlook Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Gentiva Health Services issued a solid second-quarter forecast Wednesday, and said that bolsters its case that Kindred Heathcare's offer to buy it is too low. The Atlanta company is forecasting adjusted net income of 33 cents per share attributable to common shareholders, and said its revenue will be around $496 million.

  • American, Southwest signal solid demand ahead of earnings Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    July 9- American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co forecast growth in an important revenue measure for the second quarter, signaling that demand for air travel is solid during the summer.

  • Chicken price up— blame fat roosters who won't mate Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Aviagen Group's standard Ross male breed is sire to up to 25 percent of the nation's poultry, and its infertility is a problem for prices.

  • Despite concerns by some that the measure does not do enough to protect privacy, the committee voted 12-3 to advance the measure authored by its chairwoman, Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Republican, their offices said. The Senate bill still faces hurdles before becoming law.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    Bay Area preps for showdown. WASHINGTON— If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?

  • Car-hailing service Uber takes on taxis with sale Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York City's taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 percent. For instance, a ride from Grand Central Terminal to the financial district would now cost roughly $22, down from $28 before the sale.

  • Switch at heart of GM recalls started as remedy Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars. The switches, though, were too loose, touching off events that led to at least 13 deaths, more than 50 crashes and a raft of legal trouble for the Detroit automaker. GM says the problem has caused at least 13 deaths, but some members of Congress put the death toll near 100..

  • 4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking phone use for a decade, and the number of households only using cellphones had been rising by about 5 percentage points each year.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan. "This is a bad business decision for United Airlines," Carlson said.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

  • How GM's ignition switch redesign went wrong Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars. The switches, though, were too loose, touching off events that led to at least 13 deaths, more than 50 crashes and a raft of legal trouble for the Detroit automaker. GM says the problem has caused at least 13 deaths, but some members of Congress put the death toll near 100..