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  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. In July, Taco Bell started selling high-protein meals, which contain Greek yogurt options and twice the meat as in its traditional burritos and bowls.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. After surrendering bigger price gains, driven in part by an independence referendum on Thursday in Scotland, yields on benchmark 10- year Treasury notes late on Tuesday were little changed at 2.582 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass the full Congress by the end of this week.

  • Mall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. Washington Prime that it will pay $14.20 in cash and stock for each share of Glimcher, a 34 percent premium from its closing price of $10.59 Monday.

  • TREASURIES-Prices gain ahead of Fed, Scottish vote Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday as buyers fretted over possible shifts in America's ultra loose monetary policy and about the independence referendum in Scotland on Thursday, which could shake global markets.

  • DC to Philly Amtrak service resumes Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Amtrak suspended service from Washington to Philadelphia on Tuesday after a freight train knocked down overhead wires on the tracks. The Northeast Regional takes passengers from Washington to Philadelphia, while the Acela Express provides service to Wilmington, Delaware, which is on the way to Philadelphia.

  • Sept 15- Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- Lockheed Martin Corp on Monday said it has delivered the next version of the computer-based logistics system used to support the F-35 fighter jet to the U.S. military for flight testing.

  • Sept 15- Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

  • Ala. governor creates small business commission Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    Bentley signed an executive order forming the Alabama Small Business Commission. Bentley said the commission will be headed by Rosemary Elebash, Alabama director for the National Federation of Independent Business and a longtime advocate for small businesses.

  • US company wins contract to build Haiti prison Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti— A construction company based in Maryland has received a U.S. government contract to build a prison in northern Haiti. DFS Construction LLC of Annapolis, Maryland, has been awarded the $5.6 million contract by the State Department to build the prison in Fort Liberte.

  • Southwest seeks to add flights to Costa Rica Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    DALLAS— Southwest said Friday that it has asked the U.S. government for permission to fly between Baltimore and San Jose, Costa Rica, as the fourth-biggest U.S. carrier continues to expand its international ambitions.

  • Maritime official says port congestion a problem Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    We refer to it in the business as the first mile or the last mile whether it's an import or an export, " U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen said while visiting the South Carolina Ports Authority. The Federal Maritime Commission begins a series of meetings in Los Angeles next week to discuss the problem with industry leaders.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 24 Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin attends the Making Home Affordable Help for Homeowners event in Baltimore- 1700 GMT. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • Prosecutors in NYC indict 8 in stock fraud case Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:54 PM ET

    Anthony Thompson, 38, of Bethesda, Maryland, Jay Fung, 40, of Delray Beach, Florida, Hanna Schmieder, 39, of Los Angeles and Kenneth Oxsalida, 59, of Sebring, Florida, all pleaded not guilty before Judge Roger Hayes in in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- The highly anticipated debut of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce group, will come amid the busiest year for initial public offerings since the technology bubble burst in 2000.. Alibaba's IPO, which could come as soon as Sept. 19, could raise more than $21 billion and claim Facebook Inc's title of biggest tech IPO.

  • Treasuries slipped on Thursday for the first time in four days after the outlook for sustained U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria and new planned sanctions against Russia drove modest safe-haven bids.

  • FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is scrutinizing about 4,500 households that it suspects received improper payments after the storm, according to program officials and data obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. As of early September, FEMA had asked around 850 of those aid recipients to return a collective $5.8 million.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- U.S. foreclosure activity jumped in August for the second consecutive month as banks started the process on more properties and scheduled more housing auctions, industry firm RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 23 Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand announces Monetary Policy Statement and Official Cash Rate. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.