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  • Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman.

  • DETROIT, Oct 21- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill on Tuesday that will keep electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc from selling its cars directly to consumers in the state, home to the biggest U.S. automakers. Michigan becomes the fifth U.S. state to keep Tesla from easily selling cars directly to consumers, joining Texas, New Jersey, Arizona and Maryland,...

  • B&G Foods posts 3Q loss Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. _ B&G Foods Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $4.4 million in its third quarter. B&G Foods expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.54 to $1.60 per share. B&G Foods shares have dropped 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Apple rallies, lifting S&P 500 and Nasdaq. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 notching a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's. "That is allowing the market to breathe a little sigh of relief," said Kevin Caron, market strategist at Stifel, Nicolaus& Co in Florham Park, New Jersey.

  • Taxi rates in Las Vegas area will top New York's Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada taxi regulators have approved a rate hike that would make cab rides in Las Vegas and surrounding areas the second most expensive among U.S. metropolitan areas with tourism-based economies. A report commissioned by a coalition of cab companies shows rates will be higher than those in New York or San Francisco, but lower than Atlantic City's.

  • Hearing set for Trump casino name lawsuit Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    The Trumps are suing Trump Entertainment Resorts in state court in New Jersey, seeking to have the Trump name stripped from the Taj Mahal. The real estate mogul and his daughter claim that Trump Entertainment, with which they are no longer involved, let the now-closed Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal deteriorate to the point where it damages their personal brand.

  • EU antitrust watchdog eyes DuPont, Honeywell Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    DOVER, Del.— The DuPont Co. and Honeywell International may be violating antitrust rules in their cooperative venture to supply the only automotive air-conditioning refrigerant that meets European standards for greenhouse gas emissions, regulators said Tuesday. DuPont, based in Wilmington, Delaware, and Honeywell, based in Morristown, New Jersey, created a...

  • Arguments made, no ruling in eminent domain case Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:54 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The piano-tuner battling to save his family home from being seized through eminent domain looks out the three-story brick house in the shadow of the closed $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel and sees one constant in the community: vacant land. Attorneys for Birnbaum and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority sparred in court Tuesday...

  • America says no to cappuccino potato chips Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    Parent company PepsiCo Inc. says about 1 million total votes were cast online for the "Do Us A Flavor" promotion, a sales driver it has launched in more than a dozen countries. The winner, Meneko Spigner McBeth, was to be informed at a dinner for finalists Monday night in New York City, with an announcement from the company expected Tuesday. McBeth, a registered nurse...

  • Casino resisting Donald Trump's bid to remove name Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    The real estate mogul and his daughter Ivanka Trump are suing Trump Entertainment Resorts, which he once ran, in state Superior Court, demanding that the Trump name come off the Taj Mahal as well. Ivanka Trump said on Monday that she and her father "vehemently disagree" with Trump Entertainment's stance regarding use of the Trump name and the claims the company...

  • Property fight goes on, even after Revel's closing Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A New Jersey man battling the state to save his family home in the shadow of the closed Revel Casino Hotel may soon get a resolution to his eminent domain fight. A Superior Court judge is scheduled to hear final arguments in Charlie Birnbaum's case against the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on Tuesday, though it's unclear when a...

  • Panel votes no to new affordable housing rules Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey's Council on Affordable Housing on Monday rejected new rules proposed by Gov. The move defies both the governor and the state Supreme Court he's often at odds with over affordable housing. New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled in 1975 that the state's towns could not use zoning laws to exclude the poor.

  • Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    When a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn't rush to the nearest hospital. So did a man who recently traveled to West Africa and was complaining of flu-like symptoms, prompting the suburban Boston urgent-care practice where he went to briefly shut down...

  • As debt mounts, Caesars in talks with lenders Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Caesars Entertainment said Friday it is prepared to start formal discussions with some of its bank lenders as it works to reduce its debt and stave off what some see as near certain bankruptcy. In recent years the company has spun off multiple divisions in an attempt to shape up its finances, including Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties and...

  • Oct 17- The bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal casino received court approval on Friday to break its labor agreement, a key condition for a rescue deal with billionaire Carl Icahn, and the union promptly announced a plan to picket the Atlantic City, New Jersey hotel. Parent company Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc has said trimming $14.6 million from its annual union...

  • Man sentenced for part in global cybercrime ring Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring that the government says hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in prison. Lamar Taylor, 38, of Salem, Massachusetts, was also ordered to pay restitution of $338,649.

  • Oct 17- Honeywell International Inc, a diversified manufacturer of aircraft parts and electronic equipment, posted a better-than-expected third-quarter profit, helped partly by higher margins in its key aerospace business. It's just a matter of time and the stars lining up, " Tom Szlosek, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Honeywell, said in...

  • Honeywell tops Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. _ Honeywell International Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $1.17 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.41 per share. Honeywell expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.50 to $5.55 per share, with revenue in the range of $40.3 billion to $40.4 billion.

  • Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:07 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort may survive after all, but it's likely to do so with angry employees. A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware on Friday voided the struggling casino's contract with its union workers, giving owner Trump Entertainment Resorts a big part of its plan to keep the casino open and save its 3,000 jobs.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits- more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate. Yellen, whose salary is set by Congress, earns $201,700 a year. "It certainly bolsters the case for more...