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  • US court revives European suit vs. R.J. Reynolds Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said a lower court judge erred in tossing out the lawsuit brought by the European Union and 26 of its member states.

  • Court-ordered tobacco ads will include black media Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including media outlets that target more of the black community in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking, according to a brief filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday.

  • Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Reynolds American Inc.' s first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs.

  • Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    ASHEVILLE, N.C.— A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she didn't have the proper paperwork.

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian. Now, Republican candidates are adjusting their plans and linking Democratic Senate candidates to Reid, painting the 74- year-old leader and his allies as unscrupulous politicians.

  • Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.

  • April 22- Cree Inc, a maker of light emitting diodes, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, sending its shares down 8 percent in extended trading. The company's net income rose to $28.2 million, or 23 cents per share, in the third quarter ended March 30 from $22.2 million, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 22- At any given time, the acquisitive chief executive of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc is brokering multiple deal discussions and eyeing as many as 50 buying opportunities. Pearson's latest target, with help from activist investor Bill Ackman, is Allergan Inc, maker of anti-wrinkle treatment Botox.

  • US rules against Mexico, Turkey in steel dispute Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.

  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46- year-old mother of four from Texas uses home remedies or pays $75 to see a doctor when she has an asthma attack.

  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

  • AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    AT&T currently has such speeds in Austin, Texas, and has committed to offer the service in Dallas. The company is also in advanced talks to bring GigaPower to two additional markets, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, N.C.. A rival offering from Google Inc., known as Google Fiber, is available in Kansas City and is coming soon to Austin and Provo, Utah.

  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the left rear wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday, according to the FBI. He was questioned by the FBI and taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was found to be unharmed. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen climbed into the left rear wheel well of the first plane he saw in San Jose.

  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of pigs in 27 states since showing up in the U.S. last May, with Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and North Carolina being hit hardest. Previously, the USDA and the nation's pork industry tracked PED with voluntary reports from the labs.

  • New Americans turn to goats to address food demand Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    COLCHESTER, Vt.— A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.

  • Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/ 2- year recovery.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- In an expected move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced new measures to combat the spread of disease in the U.S. pig population. USDA will also require tracking movements of pigs, vehicles, other equipment leaving affected premises.

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    As part of the deal announced by the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency, the North Carolina- based home improvement retailer also pledged to adopt a compliance program for dealing with lead paint during the renovation programs offered through its more than 1,700 stores.

  • Tobacco supplier Universal to enter food business Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    Richmond, Va.- based Universal Corp. is opening a new juice and dehydration facility in North Carolina that will initially focus on sweet potatoes. The new subsidiary, Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients Inc., expects to invest about $20 million over two years into the facility.

  • President defending health law good for some Dems Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically. At a White House news conference Thursday, Obama noted that health insurance enrollments under the new law are higher than expected, and costs are lower.

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