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  • BOSTON, July 23- Larry Zelvin, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's center for countering cyber threats, is retiring next month after a government career of nearly 30 years during which he advised U.S. businesses on fighting hostile hackers.

  • BOSTON, July 23- New rules announced on Wednesday will likely drive safety-oriented retail investors away from some money market funds because they highlight risks and make it harder to pull cash out when market turmoil strikes.

  • Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle' Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. In 2008, Social Security said the project was about two to three years from completion.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- U.S. regulators and 15 states announced a wave of lawsuits on Wednesday against law firms and mortgage assistance companies they said have scammed borrowers since at least 2011 by falsely promising home loan modifications and other foreclosure relief.

  • Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    ACCOKEEK, Md.— Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.

  • Lockheed 2Q profit rises 3.5 percent Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md.— Lockheed Martin Corp. on Tuesday reported earnings that increased by 3.5 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Bethesda, Maryland- based company said profit increased to $889 million, or $2.76 per share, from $859 million, or $2.64 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

  • Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.

  • Pain of Atlantic City casino closings far-reaching Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Yomary Blanco cleans rooms at Trump Plaza, one of three Atlantic City casinos that could shut down by September. Her husband works the buffet at the Showboat, which is scheduled to close on Aug. 31.

  • NC company recalls chicken due to misbranding Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— A North Carolina company is recalling approximately 200 pounds of grilled chicken entrees because they were mislabeled and contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall by B. Roberts Foods of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday.

  • New Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    DETROIT— Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. Toyota says it added Easy Speak "so parents don't have to shout to passengers in the back. Automakers are trying to come up with creative ways to make the out-of-fashion minivan more appealing, said Jessica Caldwell, senior analyst at the Edmunds.com automotive website.

  • AAA: Md. drivers paying $3.62 per gallon Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Motorists in Maryland are paying four cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $3.62, down from $3.66 a week ago.

  • Treasuries held steady on Friday, taking in stride a weaker-than-expected U.S. consumer sentiment survey and holding onto the safe-haven flows stemming from the escalation of tensions in Ukraine and Israel in the last 24 hours.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • Congressman: DC gun amendment likely to fail Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    The fate of the spending bill and the amendments will likely depend on negotiations between the House, Senate and White House. "It is time for Congress to step in and stop the D.C. government's harassment and punishment of law-abiding citizens who simply want to defend themselves," Massie said in a statement.

  • *Airbus, Boeing offer cheaper options than scrapped Nimrod. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17- Two high-profile sea searches have exposed a shortfall in Britain's maritime patrol capabilities, raising hopes at rival planemakers Airbus and Boeing that they could soon be fighting over a multi-billion dollar contract.

  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new study by Google and an environmental group. Boston and Staten Island averaged one leak per each mile mapped.

  • 300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    "The reasons why these samples went unnoticed for this long is something we're actively trying to understand," said FDA deputy director for biologics Dr.

  • House votes to allow marijuana-related banking Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The House voted Wednesday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- U.S. military officials have approved limited flights for Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets, improving the chances of the newest U.S. combat jet making its international debut before potential buyers this week.