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  • Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Business backers of the U.S. Export-Import Bank said on Wednesday they hope the institution's charter will be extended temporarily while Congress hashes out a longer-term reauthorization of the bank, which some lawmakers are bent on closing.

  • Icahn discloses Hertz stake, plans talks with co. Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken an 8.5 percent stake in Hertz, saying he plans to have talks with the rental car company and may seek representation on its board. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Icahn said he wants to talk about accounting issues, operating problems and his lack of confidence in company management.

  • *Drug has orphan drug status in US, EU and Japan. Aug 20- Amicus Therapeutics Inc moved a step closer to bringing its first drug to the market after trial results paved the way for its lead drug to become the first oral treatment for patients with a disorder that causes an abnormal build-up of fat.

  • Aug 20- Amicus Therapeutics Inc said its experimental drug was as effective as enzyme replacement therapies after 18 months in patients with Fabry disease, an inherited disorder that leads to the abnormal build-up of fat. The company's stock rose 38 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday after the results of the second late-stage trial were released.

  • Casino workers turn to prayer to save their jobs Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:29 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— They've turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon. Eric McCoy, president of the Atlantic City Fellowship of Churches. Union worker Maria Logan, a member of the New Shiloh Baptist Church, said the challenges are big and real.

  • Aug 20- Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party- backed candidates. The Republican nominee to replace him is Gary Palmer, a fund raiser for a conservative think tank in Alabama who is backed by the anti-tax group Club for Growth.

  • Plans for gambling aired around New Jersey Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:28 PM ET

    Developments about the future of gambling in New Jersey came out of Atlantic City, Trenton and the Meadowlands on Tuesday. Jim Kirkos, head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, said the goal isn't to build a new Atlantic City.

  • Hertz withdraws 2014 outlook, and shares skid Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Rental car company Hertz on Tuesday said it was withdrawing its annual profit guidance because of "operational challenges" posed by auto recalls, an accounting review and other problems. Earlier this month, Hertz delayed filing its second-quarter results because of that review.

  • *Wall St boosted by Home Depot results, housing data. NEW YORK, Aug 19- Wall Street got a lift from the U.S. housing sector and extended a global stock markets rally on Tuesday as investors shifted focus from political crises to expectations monetary policy will remain accommodative.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- A Florida man on Tuesday pleaded guilty in New York to criminal charges for concealing as much $1.1 million in offshore accounts, even after learning that U.S. authorities were cracking down on wealthy Americans evading taxes. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein, who accepted Kramer's plea in Manhattan federal court.

  • *Apple retakes triple-digit territory, hits $100. NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. stocks rose for a second straight session on Tuesday as upbeat housing market data and strong earnings from Dow industrials component Home Depot overshadowed lingering worry about the conflict in Ukraine.

  • *Home Depot climbs after earnings, outlook. *Apple retakes triple-digit territory, hits $100. NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday after solid earnings from Home Depot helped lift retailers' shares and Apple touched $100 for the first time since its stock split this summer.

  • Meadowlands proposal includes casinos, hotels Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    CARLSTADT, N.J.— Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands. Jim Kirkos, head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, says the goal isn't to build a new Atlantic City. There has been more talk of allowing casino gambling outside of Atlantic City recently.

  • Amusement park apologizes for gun shirt error Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    Mario Alejandro, who served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, received a phone call from Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald on Saturday apologizing, and he accepted, NJ.com reported.

  • The 2010 Dodd-Frank law, enacted by Congress to crack down on Wall Street excesses, curtailed those powers. Fifteen lawmakers from both political parties and both houses of Congress said on Monday that the Fed has not done enough on its own to adequately limit its crisis lending powers.

  • U.S. lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    The 2010 Dodd-Frank law, enacted by Congress to crack down on Wall Street excesses, curtailed those powers. Fifteen lawmakers from both political parties and both houses of Congress said on Monday that the Fed has not done enough on its own to adequately limit its crisis lending powers.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. and European stock prices surged on Monday, taking a leading U.S. equities index to a 14- year high, as investors breathed easier over the Ukraine crisis and knocked oil prices to lows not seen in more than a year. Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine.

  • Aug 18- Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel is still seeking bidders in bankruptcy court, but its ability to find a buyer will improve once it closes and stops "bleeding money," its attorney said at a hearing on Monday. The hotel is scheduled to close after guests leave on Sept. 1, with gambling operations to cease at 5 p.m. the next day.

  • Lawyer: Revel still seeks sale, losing $1M weekly Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    CAMDEN, N.J.— The troubled Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City still hopes to auction off its property but needs to close to stop big losses, a lawyer for it said. Attorney John Cunningham said in bankruptcy court Monday that the casino is losing more than $1 million every week, The Press of Atlantic City reported.