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  • Recalls this week: Yarn, residential elevators Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:55 PM ET

    DETAILS: All 11 colors of Bernat brand Tizzy Yarn sold at Jo-Ann Stores, Michaels and other craft retail stores nationwide and online at www.yarnspirations.com from April 2012 through February 2015. HOW MANY: About 620,000 in the U.S and about 220,000 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call Bernat at 844-418-7973 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit...

  • March 19- Defying the threat of a veto from the White House, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives Thursday voted to block a government labor agency from adopting rules that would speed up the time it takes to unionize workers. Steny Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland, said during a debate before the House voted 232-186 along party lines.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon.com Inc. is expanding its one-hour delivery Prime Now service for household products to Baltimore and Miami. Starting Thursday, only certain zip codes within Baltimore and Miami will be included, but the company plans to further expand within each city soon. In Miami and Baltimore, Prime Now is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Foreclosure activity in the United States fell last month to the lowest rate in nearly nine years as banks started the process on fewer homes and scheduled fewer auctions than in the previous month, industry firm RealtyTrac said on Thursday. A total of 101,938 properties across the United States were at some stage of the foreclosure...

  • Is there any recourse for victims of online photo memes? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    "When one of these mobs fixes on you it's like a Lovecraftian horror," said James Grimmelmann, a professor at the University of Maryland who specializes in Internet law. She's fought for her life since she got here, "Pringle told NBC affiliate WCBD-TV near her Summerville home." Pringle's mom, Linda Pringle, had equally strong words for those who memed her little...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans are matching President Barack Obama's proposals to cut Medicare by more than $400 billion over the coming decade, though they're not embracing his specific cuts to health care providers like hospitals and drug companies. Slated for release Wednesday afternoon, the GOP senators' companion measure contains greater cost cuts...

  • Exelon, Pepco reach settlement over merger in Maryland Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 9:19 AM ET

    Exelon and Pepco Holdings said Tuesday that they agreed on a settlement with two counties in Maryland over the proposed merger of the two power companies. Chicago- based Exelon announced in April of 2014 that it was buying Washington, D.C.- based Pepco Holdings Inc. for $6.83 billion to create a large electric and gas utility in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving...

  • March 17- Macerich Co, the third-largest U.S. shopping mall owner, rejected a $14.39 billion unsolicited offer from larger rival Simon Property Group Inc, saying the offer "substantially undervalues" the company. Macerich also adopted a poison pill, or a shareholder rights plan, with a 10 percent trigger and changed its board structure to thwart a hostile...

  • The plan by Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, R- Ga., pads Pentagon and State Department accounts for overseas operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere by $36 billion above President Barack Obama's $58 billion request for such spending, which is not bound by the return of automatic cuts next year. In the immediate term, the measure would produce higher...

  • LONDON, March 16- Scientists are to test a new two-shot Ebola vaccine using an experimental shot from Britain's GlaxoSmithKline, which is already in clinical trials in Africa, and a new kind of booster from Emergent BioSolutions. The Maryland- based biotech company said on Monday its modified vaccinia Ankara Ebola Zaire vaccine would be used in an initial Phase...

  • TREASURIES-Rally goes on after strong foreign auction bid Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 3:55 PM ET

    *Foreign bidding heavy at $21 billion notes auction. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. Indirect bids, including ones by foreigners and foreign central banks, stood at 58.6 percent versus a norm of 50 percent, CRT Capital strategist Ian Lyngen told clients.

  • *Lingering concern over Greece adds to bearish tone, hits stocks. *China CPI lands above forecast but producer prices still falling. Technical negotiations intended to prevent Greece going bankrupt and potentially being forced to abandon the euro bloc will start in Brussels on Wednesday.

  • March 10- The U.S. National Security Agency was sued on Tuesday by an array of groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans' privacy and threatens communications worldwide by dissidents living under oppressive regimes. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Maryland, where the spy agency is based, said the NSA is...

  • *Lingering concern over Greece adds to bearish tone, hits stocks. Concerns over Greece added to the bearish mood and drove the S&P 500 to a one-month low in early trading on Wall Street. Technical negotiations intended to prevent Greece going bankrupt and potentially being forced to abandon the euro bloc will start in Brussels on Wednesday.

  • March 4- U.S. solar project developer SunEdison Inc is expanding into the fast-growing market for grid energy storage with the acquisition of a startup that pairs big batteries with solar installations. SunEdison said its purchase of Solar Grid Storage LLC, to be announced on Thursday, will allow it to begin building a storage plan across the country, Tom Leyden,...

  • March 3- Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. Carson, a former neurosurgeon at Maryland- based Johns Hopkins University, has no prior political experience.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The Obama administration is battling Wall Street to win the support of dozens of Democrat lawmakers over rules that could rein in brokers who handle trillions of dollars in retirement accounts. President Barack Obama on Monday called on the Department of Labor to write new rules for brokers that seek to reduce conflicts of interest and "...

  • U.S. Senator Warren makes push on middle-class issues Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    Warren, a long-time consumer advocate who is often mentioned as a potential White House candidate, said the project was aimed at promoting policies to shift Washington away from corporate lobbyists and instead address education, wages and consumer debt. But the first-term Massachusetts senator, who has repeatedly said she is not running for president and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- U.S. brokers and financial advisers would face new constraints under a plan President Barack Obama put forward on Monday to reduce conflicts of interest and "hidden fees" that cost Americans billions of dollars in retirement savings every year. They would have an impact on thousands of brokerages, from large players such as Fidelity, Wells...

  • Chris Giancarlo started work as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees futures and swaps trading, in June of last year. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a vocal critic of Wall Street, and Elijah Cummings, a U.S. representative from Maryland, in a letter raised concerns about shares in GFI that Giancarlo, a Republican, had sold after he was...