• Ohio casinos want slots in smoking areas Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Major casinos in Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo want to install slot machines in designated smoking areas while keeping their main gambling floors smoke-free. Officials with the Columbus and Toledo casinos are also working on installing slot machines to their smoking decks.

  • Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket's bakery, she told him he'd never do anything more than collect grocery carts. And today he's an entrepreneur, the owner of Stuttering King Bakery, turning out batches of cookies, brownies and scones for cafes and businesses and groups that need catering.

  • Health insurer Wellpoint changes name to Anthem Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The nation's second-biggest health insurer, Wellpoint, said Tuesday that it will change its name to Anthem Inc., the brand associated with most of the company's best known health plans. The Indianapolis- based company operates plans in 14 states and primarily does business as Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

  • China halts some US pork imports over feed additive Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    China has barred pork imports from six U.S processing plants and six cold storage facilities effective on Wednesday.

  • *Kate Spade shares plunge 25.4 pct in busiest trading day. Traders rushed to sell the stock of handbag and accessory maker and retailer Kate Spade& Co, which plummeted 25.4 percent to close at $29.00 in its busiest day of trading ever with 52 million shares changing hands.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- Brent crude oil hit a 13- month low on Tuesday as ample North American production outweighed concern over supply from the Middle East, while stocks and the euro were pressured by plunging investor morale in Germany, Europe's largest economy.

  • Large corn, soybean crops expected in Indiana, US Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.— Indiana and the nation will harvest bumper crops of corn and soybeans for the second straight year, further holding down prices paid to farmers, a government forecast released Tuesday said. Indiana farmers are on track to harvest 1.04 billion bushels of corn, surpassing the record 1.03 billion grown last year, the forecast said.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls modestly with Ukraine in focus Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:32 PM ET

    *Kate Spade plunges 23 pct in busiest trading day. NEW YORK, Aug 12- U.S. stocks fell modestly on Tuesday afternoon, with energy shares leading losses as investors monitored developments in Russia and Ukraine and the price of oil fell. Russia sent a convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine on Tuesday.

  • New natural gas pipeline planned for W.Va., Ohio Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A company is planning a $1.75 billion project that includes laying 160 miles of natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Ohio. Columbia Pipeline Group announced the investment in a news release Tuesday.

  • Marvel heroes and villains fight it out _ live Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3- D— but forget the silly glasses. "We pushed ourselves so much on this project to do things that have never been done before," said producer Juliette Feld, who is a Feld Entertainment executive vice president. "

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- The S&P and Dow both posted their best day since March on Friday, with the market buoyed by news that Russia was ending military drills near the Ukrainian border, while investors overlooked U.S. air strikes in Iraq.

  • *Major indexes at session high after Russia report. NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks rose Friday, with major indexes hitting session highs and erasing losses from the week, buoyed by news that Russia was ending military drills near the Ukrainian border that the U.S. had rapped as being "provocative."

  • Duke also benefited from higher power prices after North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida approved its request to raise rates last year. The company sells power to 7.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.


  • In California, however, insurers' projections of 2014 medical spending were fairly accurate. Other companies planning to sell 2015 Obamacare policies in California include Kaiser Permanente, Health Net, and Molina Healthcare. California is the largest of about a dozen states to announce proposed 2015 rates.

  • In California, however, insurers' projections of 2014 medical spending were fairly accurate. California is the largest of about a dozen states to announce proposed 2015 rates.

  • *Subaru maker Fuji Heavy's operating profit margin at 13 pct. TOKYO, July 31- Japanese automakers Mazda Motor Corp and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, which makes Subaru cars, said they are on track for record full-year profits after strong sales in the United States powered double-digit profit growth in April-June.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- More than 17,000 U.S. military personnel and other consumers will receive about $92 million in debt relief as part of a settlement over a lender's alleged improper practices, the U.S. consumer watchdog and 13 states announced on Tuesday.

  • *BP the biggest foreign investor in Russia with Rosneft stake. LONDON, July 29- Oil and gas producer BP reported a sharp rise in second quarter profits on Tuesday but warned that further Western sanctions on Russia could harm its business there and its relationship with Russian state oil company Rosneft.

  • July 24- Eli Lilly and Co's quarterly revenue plunged due to generic competition for its Cymbalta depression drug and its Evista osteoporosis treatment, but cost controls helped earnings beat forecasts.