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  • GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11 Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak. The spending measure will also extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank to continue helping foreign buyers purchase U.S. exports until June 30,.

  • Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote? Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Officials in five states in which marriage bans were struck down by federal courts have rushed their appeals to the Supreme Court, in time for consideration by the justices when they meet in private on Sept. 29.

  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

  • Ursinus College President Bobby Fong dies at 64 Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    COLLEGEVILLE, Pa.— Ursinus College President Bobby Fong, a son of Chinese immigrants who rose to become one of the few Asian-Americans at the helm of U.S. colleges, died Monday. Ursinus announced his death on its website, saying it was from natural causes. An Ursinus spokeswoman said she could not immediately confirm that.

  • Kentucky receiving funding to help exports Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    FRANKFORT, Ky.— Kentucky is receiving a $300,000 State Trade Export Promotion grant to foster international trade among the state's small businesses. Kentucky received a $276,000 grant through the program in 2012 and $427,000 during the first round in 2011..

  • Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 4:06 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday. The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm- based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest home appliance maker after U.S. rival Whirlpool.

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial turns to poor technology Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— Detroit's computer system is "beyond fundamentally broken" and years behind the latest software, the city's new technology chief told a bankruptcy judge Monday. Beth Niblock said she turned down the job twice before agreeing to move to Detroit from Louisville, Kentucky, at the urging of new Mayor Mike Duggan.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- When President Barack Obama stepped into the White House Rose Garden in June to announce he would single-handedly reform U.S. immigration policy, he startled advocates by announcing a firm, end-of-summer deadline for executive action.

  • 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.

  • Tom Hanks' new app an homage to manual typewriters Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    TORONTO, Aug 26- A new app for the iPad aims to recreate the nostalgic sense of typing on a manual typewriter, but ramped up to meet the demands of digital-age word processing.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 21- A clutch of states including California, New York and Illinois will share in a mini-bonanza from the $16.65 billion settlement agreed by Bank of America Corp on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 21- A clutch of states including California, New York and Illinois will share in a mini-bonanza from the $16.65 billion settlement agreed by Bank of America Corp on Thursday.

  • Aug 20- The cleanup of a 5,000- gallon fuel oil spill from a Duke Energy Corp power plant into the Ohio River could stretch into Thursday, Duke said on Wednesday, as the U.S. Coast Guard reopened a 15- mile section of the river to limited traffic.

  • Ohio River reopens as oil spill clean-up progresses Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 20- A 15- mile section of the Ohio River was reopened for limited traffic on Wednesday as clean-up of a 5,000- gallon fuel oil spill continued, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.

  • FEATURE-Tyre makers race to turn dandelions into rubber Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    *Dandelion native to Kazakhstan yields tyre-grade rubber. MUENSTER, Germany, Aug 20- Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport.

  • Aug 19- The U.S. Coast Guard closed a 15- mile stretch of the Ohio River on Tuesday after at least five thousand gallons of fuel oil spilled from a 60- year-old power plant owned by Duke Energy 20 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Duke Energy reports oil spill into Ohio river Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    Aug 19- U.S. power company Duke Energy said on Tuesday about 5,000 gallons of fuel was spilled into the Ohio River during a routine transfer of fuel oil at its station near Cincinnati. The spill that took place around 11.15 p.m. ET on Monday was stopped within 15 minutes, the company said.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 18- Dave Wiechert of Nashville, Illinois, does good business most years cleaning seed for farmers in preparation for planting season. Wheat currently sells at around $5 per bushel.

  • Aug 14- U.S. cropland prices in the central Plains and southern Midwest were stable in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter even though farm income was lower due to falling crop prices, according to Federal Reserve Bank quarterly surveys issued on Thursday.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 14- The price of quality farmland in the southern U.S. Midwest and Delta region were steady to softer during the second quarter compared to the previous quarter, reflecting lower farm income, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said on Thursday.