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  • Putin's American PR firm now walking a fine line Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 2:47 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    As relations between Russia and the U.S. turn frosty, Ketchum, a division of Omnicom, finds itself walking an increasingly fine line.

  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- Asian shares edged higher on Monday, with investors wary of a deepening crisis in Ukraine and a downbeat China manufacturing survey, while the euro touched a fresh one-year low ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting.

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- Asian shares balked at the starting gate on Monday, skittish in the face of a deepening Ukraine crisis, while the euro touched a fresh one-year low ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting.

  • FOREX-Euro hamstrung by Ukraine worries, dollar up Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 7:40 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Sept 1- The euro slipped to a fresh one-year low early on Monday as the situation in Ukraine worsened, although a holiday in the United States and major central bank events later in the week will probably keep investors sidelined.

  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

  • Norwegian Cruise nears $3B Prestige deal: Sources Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    Norwegian Cruise is in advanced talks to acquire peer Prestige Cruises International for around $3 billion, according to sources.

  • Aug 31- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, the world's third largest cruise operator, is in advanced talks to acquire peer Prestige Cruises International Inc for around $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.— Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said. Police in Southampton said English was arrested Sunday morning on a county road on Long Island.

  • Scale will matter for success of New York casinos Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts.

  • Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have known it had to come to an end. Terms of their Verizon contract had carried over when FairPoint purchased the company's land-based telephone operations and had been mostly unchanged for 10 years. "We get that FairPoint doesn't have the deep pockets that Verizon had.

  • Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 3:04 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states. There are too many jobs being pushed out of Atlantic City due to corporate greed. "

  • As Scots weigh independence, Wales takes note Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    Less than a month before Scotland holds a referendum on whether to leave Britain, Wales is watching with a mix of envy, excitement and trepidation.

  • NYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    The New York Police Department said Friday it was being investigated by Manhattan prosecutors for the July 13 death of Ronald Singleton. Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said it was the PCP that placed Singleton's life in jeopardy and that officers were just doing their jobs.

  • Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. If Moreno's six-week training program in New York City leads to a full-time job, she'll have bucked long odds.

  • 5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally. Even though it's not due in theaters for more than a year, no other film captured the popcorn-hunger of moviegoers quite like J.J. Abrams' resurrection of George Lucas' space opera.

  • In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence.

  • ISIS displaying a deft command of varied media Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Western intelligence services are worried about ISIS's extraordinary command of seemingly less lethal weapons: media.

  • South American food chains use Florida as US gate Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    MIAMI— When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home. Some came from Tampa and Orlando, "says Juan Mario Patino, a vice president of 4 JS Management, the company's U.S. franchisee.

  • Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 9:48 AM ET
    The Revel Casino in Atlantic City on July 30, 2014.

    The Showboat is closing Sunday, followed by Revel on Monday and Tuesday. Trump Plaza is next, closing Sept. 16.