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  • Aug 22- U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals totaling $6.25 billion.

  • Aug 22- U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy 12,500 megawatts of coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals valued at $6.25 billion. The deal will almost double Dynegy's power-generation capacity.

  • Glitch voids 17,000 New Jersey red-light tickets Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— A computer glitch at the company that operates most of the state's red-light cameras has led to about 17,000 tickets being voided, the judiciary office said Thursday. ATS, based in Tempe, Arizona, had notified the state about the glitch on Aug. 10, state judiciary spokeswoman Winnie Comfort said.

  • *Business activity growth slows in China and Europe. LONDON/ BEIJING/ NEW YORK, Aug 21- Business growth in China and across Europe slowed this month, surveys showed on Thursday, but U.S. activity picked up speed, leaving a mixed picture of global economic growth.

  • Card cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    NEW LONDON, Conn.— A New Jersey man has been banned from Connecticut's casinos after pleading guilty to using invisible ink to mark cards at one. Bruce Koloshi of Summit, New Jersey, was sentenced Wednesday to the 10 months he served since his arrest last September at Mohegan Sun.

  • Progressive slots link New Jersey, Nevada casinos Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links 100 machines in Atlantic City with 600 in Nevada.

  • The Children's Place tops Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    SECAUCUS, N.J.— Shares of The Children's Place rose nearly 5 percent Thursday after the retailer reported a narrower loss in its second quarter and increased the lower end of its earnings outlook for the year. The company also said it signed a deal to bring its stores to India.

  • Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they— and their money— are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

  • 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.

  • Revel casino lost money when it fell off roof Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    An investigation is underway after an armored car services company told the casino it had lost $21,000, according to The Press of Atlantic City.