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  • Business Highlights Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows. SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

  • Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    DALLAS— As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them. The system on Will's plane was made by Rockwell Collins Inc. and just hit the market in February.

  • Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.- Mexico border in the last year still don't have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train volunteer attorneys to help cope with the massive caseload.

  • COLUMN-Andy Home: Who's got all the copper? Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept 26- September has been a cruel month for industrial metals, with prices sinking pretty much across the board.

  • Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 5:10 AM ET

    One construction company hundreds of miles from the coast received $13.2 million, but deserved $4.8 million at most, BP said. About 150 claimants should return a total of $185 million, and overpayments to the rest haven't been calculated, attorney Kevin Downey argued.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son— so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child. Wal-Mart's mobile checking account nixes fees.

  • Pol: Let Atlantic City visitors drink on Boardwalk Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A New Jersey lawmaker has come up with a way to generate some new buzz in Atlantic City: Let people drink on the Boardwalk and beach. But he also said Atlantic City should loosen up about letting people carry open containers of alcohol.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 24- BP Plc cannot recoup what it says were inflated claims paid under a multi-billion dollar settlement program to compensate people hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans has thrown out many of those complaints and turned the company down again on Wednesday.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 24- A U.S. judge has ruled that BP Plc cannot recoup what it says were inflated claims paid under a multi-billion dollar settlement program to compensate people hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, NOLA.com reported on Wednesday.

  • Businesses won't have to return BP spill payouts Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 5:24 AM ET

    One construction company hundreds of miles from the coast received $13.2 million, but deserved $4.8 million at most, BP said. About 150 claimants should return a total of $185 million, and overpayments to the rest haven't been calculated, attorney Kevin Downey argued.

  • 100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis.

  • New indictment against ex-BP exec Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Friday's superseding indictment makes adjustments to existing obstruction of Congress and false statement charges against David Rainey, who faces a March 9 trial.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- The zinc rally has run out of steam. But the benchmark LME three-month price has over the last couple of weeks retreated from above $2,400 per tonne to a current $2,260. The LME's Commitments of Traders Report showed money managers trimming their net long position by 12,271 lots, or 306,775 tonnes, in the week to Sept. 12.

  • Agency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that was drilling for BP PLC at its Macondo well, about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast when an explosion killed 11 workers and led to the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Transocean officials did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher after Fed; Dow sets record Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks edged higher in volatile trading on Wednesday after the U.S.

  • Peter Fonda's 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    The auction house Profiles in History told The Associated Press that it estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring $1 million to $1.2 million at its Oct. 18 sale being held online and at its galleries in Calabasas, California.

  • COLUMN-Who cares about the lead market?: Andy Home Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 12- On Tuesday this week base metals prices tumbled. Shanghai traders led the bear charge, which spilled over into London, where the subsequent sell-off was accelerated by technical traders of all shapes and sizes.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- A U.S. court ruling that dramatically ramped up BP Plc's potential penalties for the 2010 Gulf oil spill could create new liability risks not just for deep water drillers but also for other industries like mining and nuclear power generation.

  • BP can absorb new oil spill fine, analysts say Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:56 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 5- BP should be able to meet the cost of up to $18 billion of new fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill without major asset sales or a big cut in its dividend, analysts say.

  • *BP to appeal ruling over blame for disaster. *BP shares fall 5 percent in U.S. trading.