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  • EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois, May 25- Mario Enriquez says there's no real trick to getting great fuel mileage in a big truck. Enriquez averaged 9.74 miles per gallon from February to April in an International ProStar made by Navistar International Corp. For that, his employer, Mesilla Valley Transportation, awarded him a Nissan Versa compact car.

  • LAS VEGAS— A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau- based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company, often from several thousand miles away. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued her ruling Friday afternoon after...

  • PORTLAND, Ore., May 22- Oregon Governor Kate Brown expanded the state's drought emergency to eight more counties on Friday amid a devastating West Coast drought and warned that water shortages could be imminent and a tough fire season may be ahead. The new Oregon counties listed in a drought emergency are Deschutes, Grant, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Morrow, Umatilla...

  • Shake Shack extends run on "chicken shack" talk Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shake Shack's shares surged to another record high Friday, fueled in part by speculation that the hamburger chain could be thinking about dishing out chicken. Last month, a unit apparently tied to Shake Shack's parent company applied to trademark the words "Chicken Shack" for chicken sandwiches. Earlier this month, Shake Shack Inc. reported...

  • ST LOUIS, May 22- A federal grand jury is probing a Los Angeles- area casino following allegations by state authorities the business allowed some players to evade transaction reporting requirements and possibly launder money, a source said. The grand jury is probing the operations of the Gardena- based Normandie Casino, the source said. Lauren Miller, general...

  • Felix Rappaport, president and chief executive officer of Foxwoods, said the 315,000- square-foot Tanger Outlets with 80 stores is intended to attract visitors who don't necessarily play the slot machines or work the poker tables. Foxwoods, which is promoting the Tanger Outlets with weekend activities that include a tightrope walk 80 feet up by Nik Wallenda,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- A surge in bank repossessions of properties last month pushed overall foreclosure activity across the United States to an 18- month high, according to a report by industry firm RealtyTrac released on Thursday. "In this particular market, an influx of distressed inventory could actually help stimulate sales during the spring and summer...

  • U.S. airlines ramp up competition, capacity in Dallas Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    May 20- The shares of U.S. airlines plunged on Wednesday on concerns that several big carriers are gearing up for a fare war, with Dallas as ground zero. Southwest said the acquisition of two airport gates at its Dallas Love Field hub will contribute to the increase. American Airlines Group Inc President Scott Kirby said during a transportation conference on...

  • NEW YORK, May 20- JetBlue Airways Corp believes it had no way to know it should have grounded a former pilot before his midair meltdown forced an emergency landing, and that his $14.9 million damages lawsuit should be dismissed. "There is absolutely nothing JetBlue could have done to prevent the unforeseeable and scary events" caused by Clayton Osbon's erratic...

  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the pact that Equifax, Experian and TransUnion struck with attorneys general in 31 states. "I am pleased that our agreement brings about reforms that will provide for more effective dealings and better communication between consumers and the credit reporting agencies," said Alabama Attorney General Luther...

  • Lawmakers reverse course, preserve foreclosure mediation Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:03 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada lawmakers who earlier this month sought to pull the plug on a program that helps homeowners fend off foreclosure reversed course Wednesday, voting to extend the program for another two years. Members of a joint Assembly and Senate budget committee voted to keep the Foreclosure Mediation Program in place for the next biennium with the...

  • MOORESVILLE, N.C.— Lowe's saw sales and profit rise in the first quarter as the housing market began to thaw, but the performance was far from what Wall Street had expected and shares tumbled 6 percent before the opening bell Wednesday. "We continue to believe they are regularly hit by less than ideal real estate they built" after 2003-2004, said David Strasser of...

  • Balancing act for House Democratic Leader Pelosi on trade Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Democratic lawmakers point out that there's little political upside for Democrats to grant Obama "fast track" authority to negotiate trade deals that Congress can approve or reject but not amend. Yet despite their...

  • The enemy of my enemy? GOP baits Left vs. Clinton Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a round table discussion, April 20, 2015, in Keene, N.H.

    America Rising has sent out a steady stream of posts attacking Hillary Clinton, some of them specifically designed for liberals.

  • At Sharp, decline marked by over-confidence, drift Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:35 AM ET

    TOKYO, May 15- In private conversations early last year, executives at Japanese display maker Sharp Corp dubbed their new client "winning horse," reckoning. Within months, however, Sharp found it was sharing Xiaomi revenue as upstart rival Japan Display also struck a deal to supply the Chinese firm with its "in-cell" displays. Once among the top display suppliers to...

  • Why Ted Cruz is wowing some of Wall Street's money-men Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 14- Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite and leading figure in the 2013 government shutdown that rattled investors, isn't the kind of politician who usually wins a lot of friends among Wall Street campaign donors. Despite the uncompromising rhetoric, Cruz is winning praise from some potential Wall Street donors, including bankers...

  • *First-qtr profit $0.56/ shr vs est $0.62. May 13- Macy's Inc forecast a lower second-quarter profit as it marks down merchandise received late due to a strike at West Coast ports and foreign tourists spend less as the dollar stays strong. Macy's, which operates the upscale Bloomingdale's chain as well as its namesake stores, said first-quarter profit and sales...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 12- The "Fight of the Century" between boxing greats Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao generated record pay-per-view revenue in the United States of $400 million from 4.4 million buys, cable networks Showtime and HBO said on Tuesday. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was co-produced and co-distributed by Showtime, a unit of CBS Corp, and Time...

  • "I don't think it is going to happen until 2016," said Anthony Scaramucci, founder of investment firm SkyBridge Capital and host of the three-day conference in Las Vegas. "I was in the camp that they would go in the first half of this year, but that has been pushed way back, back into the first half of 2016," said Lee Partridge, chief investment officer of asset management...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Hedge fund mogul Daniel Loeb on Wednesday took aim at the " Oracle of Omaha," calling beloved billionaire Warren Buffett a hypocrite. He criticizes activists but he was the first activist, "Loeb, who runs $17.5 billion hedge fund Third Point, said about Buffett who has been running conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway for 50 years. Loeb, known in investment...