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  • 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.

  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    Doctors say the Novartis drug— which doesn't have a name yet— seems like one of those rare, breakthrough therapies that could quickly change care for more than half of the 6 million Americans and 24 million people worldwide with heart failure. It was paid for, designed and partly run by Novartis, based in Basel, Switzerland.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- American Airlines Group Inc airfares went back on Orbitz Worldwide Inc websites on Friday, after the two companies patched up a dispute that caused American to pull the information on Tuesday. Orbitz, based in Chicago, sells through Orbitz.com, CheapTickets.com and other sites.

  • Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    NORTHFIELD, Ill.— Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. Kraft Foods Group Inc., which is based in Northfield, Illinois, said the suppler didn't keep the ingredient stored in accordance with its temperature standards.

  • American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz. Orbitz said Friday that it has reached an agreement with the airline that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its websites.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Crude oil prices posted their second straight monthly losses, despite rising on Friday on worries that the intensifying Ukraine crisis may trigger more sanctions and as U.S. economic data portended strong demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Crude oil prices posted their second straight monthly losses, despite rising on Friday on worries that the intensifying Ukraine crisis may bring more sanctions and as U.S. data portended strong demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • Obama weighing delay in action on immigration Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Aug. 28, 2014.

    President Obama is considering a delay of his most controversial proposals to revamp immigration laws until after the midterm elections in November.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Crude oil prices were headed toward their second straight monthly losses, despite rising on Friday on worries that the intensifying Ukraine crisis may bring more sanctions and as U.S. data portended strong demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— Stricter requirements for disclosing the use of chemicals are part of new proposed rules issued by the state Friday as part of the process of regulating fracking, the high-volume oil and gas drilling method that proponents hope will bring a surge of jobs to Illinois.

  • Grain lower, livestock mixed Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.7175 a bushel; Dec corn was 2 cents lower at $3.6725 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.41 a bushel; while Nov soybeans lost 6.75 cents to $10.22 a bushel.

  • EXCLUSIVE-Famed gold bug sued for not paying trader Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO, Aug 29- Henry Jarecki, one of the world's most prominent gold bugs, is a celebrated advocate of free markets with a legendary record in precious metals trading.

  • Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers include top U.S. and European private equity executives.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- U.S. producers have lodged a complaint against Chinese imports of steel shelving units, saying the products are subsidized by the Chinese government and sold below fair value in the United States.

  • *Fire hits BP's largest U.S. refinery, at Whiting, Indiana. *Hope fades for Ukraine- Russia ceasefire deal. "There's better demand here in the U.S. than versus Europe," said Phil Flynn, an analyst with the Price Futures Group in Chicago, Illinois.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, suffered a massive network outage on Wednesday due to suspected human error that cut Internet services to some 11 million businesses and residences, prompting a New York state investigation.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with a bigger chunk of the growth driven by domestic demand in a bright sign for the future. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.2 percent annual rate instead of the previously reported 4.0 percent pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

  • *BP says expects minimal impact from late Wednesday blaze. WHITING, Ind., Aug 28- Wholesale gasoline prices surged in Chicago on Thursday after a fire hit a piece of equipment used to produce gasoline at BP Plc's refinery in nearby Whiting, Indiana, trade and industry sources said.

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.6225 a bushel; Dec corn was 3 cents higher at $3.68 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.41 a bushel; while Nov soybeans gained 5.25 cents to $10.29 a bushel.

  • 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.