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  • NEW YORK, March 31- Billionaire investor George Soros and Indian entrepreneur Purnendu Chatterjee on Tuesday won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit in which cargo carrier TradeWinds Airlines Inc sought to have them pay a $54.9 million judgment it could not collect. District Judge John Keenan in Manhattan said TradeWinds and its former parent Coreolis Holdings...

  • A look at top car, truck speed limits across the US Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph. But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. Here is a look at the top speed limits for cars in...

  • Berkshire Hathaway buys 2 small Virginia newspapers Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:58 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Warren Buffett's company has added two small Virginia newspapers to its collection of more than two dozen small and medium-sized newspapers. Berkshire Hathaway Media Group said Tuesday that it had acquired The Martinsville Bulletin in Martinsville and the Franklin News-Post in Rocky Mount from Haskell Newspapers. Berkshire Hathaway owns 31...

  • The medical research companies Quest Diagnostics and Quintiles will form a joint venture to conduct clinical trial laboratory work for drug developers. Quest Diagnostics Inc., based in Madison, New Jersey, provides diagnostic testing and other services through a network of laboratories and patient service centers. Shares of Quest Diagnostics slipped 9...

  • WOODBRIDGE, N.J.— The state's turnpike authority approved a preliminary legal settlement Tuesday that will pay more than $100,000 to a retired Army colonel who claimed a state trooper pointed a gun at him and his daughter during a traffic stop. R. Timothy Leever sued Trooper Rodrigo Coelho after the stop on the Garden State Parkway in Colonia in 2010. Leever said...

  • WASHINGTON— A foundation is awarding grants to 32 innovative projects working to improve cities, totaling $5 million in funding. The winning projects range from combating blight in Detroit to installing porch swings in public places in Charlotte, North Carolina. In Detroit, one group will receive funding to create a "Brand Camp" to help create compelling brands...

  • Argos Therapeutics reports 4Q loss Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    DURHAM, N.C. _ Argos Therapeutics Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $16.2 million in its fourth quarter. Argos Therapeutics shares have decreased almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Argos Therapeutics, Earnings Report.

  • Volvo Cars plans to open its first US plant Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    The $500 million plant will be Volvo's first car plant in North America. Volvo has been owned by Chinese automaker Geely Holding since 2010. It currently has two plants in Europe and two in China. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the decision to open a U.S. plant highlights Volvo's long-term commitment to the U.S. market.

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals. Directors of the country's largest electric company said the executives were docked because the spill will cost Duke Energy...

  • The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. Republicans in both the House and the Senate came together to pass boldly conservative and balanced budgets, and House leaders struck a bipartisan deal on Medicare that passed on a huge vote and is...

  • Legendary UNC coach treats his players once more Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:04 PM ET
    Former North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Dean Smith attends a halftime ceremony honoring ACC legends at the Virginia Tech Hokies and Tar Heels game, March 15, 2008, in Charlotte, N.C.

    Basketball Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith, who died Feb. 7, left each of his former players $200 in his will.

  • BOSTON, March 26- Bank of America Corp will not hold a shareholder vote on its decision to reunite the roles of chairman and chief executive officer, according to the bank's proxy statement filed on Thursday. But both also said they would support Bank of America directors this year after the bank separately adopted a rule change to make it easier for shareholders...

  • March 26- Personal information gathered by RadioShack Corp from shoppers is not included in its sale, the consumer privacy ombudsman in the electronics retailer's bankruptcy case said in response to concerns shared by several states that the data could be sold. Her letter came as Oregon and Pennsylvania on Wednesday joined Texas and Tennessee in objecting...

  • Outbound Chinese buyers confounding the doubters Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    *Chinese companies snap up $391 bln of foreign assets in decade. HONG KONG, March 27- ChemChina, which could soon face the task of integrating Italian tyre-maker Pirelli after its $7.7 billion bid, can take heart in the knowledge that Chinese buyers have made a decent fist of growing global brands in recent years. Success stories include the landmark 2004 purchase...

  • WASHINGTON— In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure onto the Senate, where its prospects have brightened as Democrats have muffled their criticism...

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • March 25- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, reported revenue and profit that beat estimates, as the company benefits from higher demand for open-source software and its cloud-based products. Shares of Red Hat, whose customers include Adobe Systems Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, rose 4.5 percent in...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Red Hat Inc. said Wednesday its net income grew in the fiscal fourth quarter as subscriptions increased, and shares of the open-source software company rose in late trading. Excluding one-time items, Red Hat said it earned 43 cents per share. Red Hat reported $405.1 million in subscription revenue for the three-month period that ended Feb. 28.

  • Pickle butts and dog food: Chef Dan Barber shows off waste Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— What's for dinner? Those and two dozen other dishes using scraps and usually ignored bits comprise the menu at chef Dan Barber's WastEDny, a pop-up project at one of his Blue Hill restaurants intended to shed light on the many tragedies of food waste. The farm-to-table guru, a multiple James Beard Award winner and author of "The Third Plate: Field Notes on...

  • NEW YORK— A New York- based criminal justice nonprofit says it will work with jails and prisons in five states to reduce the use of solitary confinement. The Vera Institute of Justice said Tuesday that state corrections systems in Nebraska, Oregon and North Carolina as well as jails in New York City and Middlesex County, New Jersey, were picked for the two-year plan.