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  • Alaska ad proudly ties Dem senator to 'Obamacare' Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— After months of watching Democrats get hammered over President Barack Obama's health care law, friends of an embattled senator are fighting back by proudly linking him to "Obamacare." An independent group in Alaska is airing a TV ad that praises Democratic Sen.

  • Intel, Oracle, Microsoft and Cisco, known as the four horsemen during the late 1990 s technology boom due to their strong performance and leading market share, have all rallied since the beginning of March even as many other tech companies' stocks have been crushed.

  • Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    LONDON— Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. Martin Birchall, of The Ear Institute at University College London, who co-authored an accompanying commentary.

  • *Greece makes successful return to bond markets. NEW YORK, April 10- Wall Street stocks tumbled on Thursday as investors exited technology and biotech shares, extending recent weakness and knocking the Nasdaq down by more than 3 percent.

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.

  • *Biotech indexes have worst day since August 2011. *Bed, Bath& Beyond slumps after earnings. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stocks sank on Thursday, with the S&P 500 turning negative for the year and the Nasdaq falling its most in a day since June 2012 as investors again sold high-flying names in the technology and biotech sectors and sought shelter in defensive names.

  • *Greece makes successful return to bond markets. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. technology stocks slumped on Thursday, resuming recent weakness in shares that had led U.S. stocks higher for more than a year, while Greece's much-heralded return to the bond market buoyed euro zone debt.

  • Dems to Obama: Get off the dime on Keystone! Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.

  • Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

  • Family Dollar to close stores as shoppers pinched Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    Family Dollar said Thursday that will cut jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. Family Dollar has stumbled even more than its rivals because it has made mistakes in pricing, merchandising and the locations of its stores, analysts say.

  • April 9- Bank of America Corp said on Wednesday that it will close three foreign offices and eliminate about 3,000 jobs over the next nine to 12 months in an effort to simplify its global operations.

  • NC local business taxes capped in proposal Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina legislators on Wednesday backed replacing fragmented local business privilege taxes with a streamlined, flat-fee system many hope will get passed when the full General Assembly convenes next month.

  • BofA paying $772M over selling credit card extras Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive.

  • Bank of America to cut 3,000 overseas jobs Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Bank of America says it's cutting about 3,000 jobs overseas as part of ongoing reviews of its global operations. The jobs are located in Costa Rica, the Philippines and Mexico.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- When Jessica Yingling and Christopher Mahoney get married this May, they will be footing the bill for their wedding. Yingling and Mahoney, who live in San Diego and are getting married in Chicago, are among a growing number of couples over 30 who pay for their own weddings because they can afford it and want to keep control of the process.

  • Gas prices take 15-cent jump in North Carolina Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Motorists across North Carolina are hoping the oil industry will soon put the brakes on rising gasoline prices. AAA Carolinas says the average price of gas in the state has jumped 15 cents in the last month from $3,38 on March 8 to $3.53 on Tuesday.

  • NC gets triple-A rating before selling bonds Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— The nation's three prominent credit-rating agencies keep giving top marks to North Carolina in advance of the state selling another batch of bonds. Cowell's office says North Carolina is one of ten states with triple-A's from all three agencies.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, April 8- Iowa and North Carolina said they are looking into a breach involving a subsidiary of Experian Plc that exposed some 200 million social security numbers, in addition to two states that previously announced investigations.

  • Alaska's largest daily newspaper sold for $34M Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the parent company of the online newspaper the Alaska Dispatch, will purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. for $34 million. The Anchorage Daily News will continue to be printed seven days a week, and there are no plans at this time to change its name, he said.

  • Many 'Obamacare' critics accepted its subsidies Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    Among the corporations is a familiar Democratic nemesis, Koch Industries, the giant conglomerate headed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. In a Senate chamber speech, Reid noted that Koch Industries benefited from a temporary provision of the health care law.

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