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  • Candy distribution center in Ohio ravaged by fire Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio— Some orders for chocolates have been halted after fire gutted a candy warehouse and distribution center in northeast Ohio. Fannie May Chocolates is a division of 1-800- Flowers.com Inc. The company says it is assessing the effects of the fire and the contingency plans that will be needed for the holiday season. The company on Friday posted a...

  • Black Friday gets a little less frenzied Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    That might be hard to stomach for people worried about commercial encroachment on Thanksgiving. Stores such as Wal-Mart and Target reported brisk Thanksgiving crowds. On Friday, plenty of shoppers were out, but it wasn't elbow-to-elbow, said Moody's analyst Michael Zucchero, at a mall in northern Connecticut.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Black Friday has become part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. People arrived at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee early Friday to get a shot at the limited edition Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels. The brewery only had 5,000 22- ounce bottles at $15 each.

  • Fact sheet: 2015 Honda CR-V Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    2015 Honda CR-V Touring AWD. BASE PRICE: $23,320 for LX 2 WD; $24,570 for LX AWD; $25,420 for EX 2 WD; $26,670 for EX AWD; $28,020 for EX-L 2 WD; $29,270 for EX-L AWD; $29,520 for EX-L with Navigation 2 WD; $30,770 for EX-L with Navi AWD; $31,520 for Touring 2 WD; $32,770 for Touring AWD. BUILT AT: East Liberty, Ohio.

  • Holidays start in August for some small businesses Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chris Mann learned it's better to hire help for the November and December holidays while people in many parts of the U.S. are still wearing shorts and tank tops. Mann used to wait until the holidays were at hand before hiring. But the brand-new workers peppered managers with questions about products and procedures at his two Woodhouse Day Spas in the...

  • Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving— an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day. They're pushing shopper boycotts on Black Friday— the day after Thanksgiving— and on the holiday itself, which is...

  • Iowa posts record egg production as demand soars Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— The egg is on a roll. "A lot of it has to do with quick service restaurants offering breakfast now and many of them include egg whites and some whole eggs in their breakfasts," said Maro Ibarburu, associate scientist and business analyst at the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University. Adopting similar strategies have been Dunkin' Donuts, with its...

  • High court to review EPA mercury limits Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    One judge on the appeals court complained then that the EPA didn't consider costs in deciding whether regulation of hazardous air pollutants from power plants is appropriate. "The problem here is that EPA did not even consider the costs," wrote Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. EPA determined that when the...

  • *Q3 GDP reading seen supporting market going forward. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, with major indexes hovering at record levels after a pair of economic datapoints painted a mixed picture of the market fundamentals. The Commerce Department raised its estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product to a 3.9 percent annual pace...

  • *Apple market cap tops $700 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with major indexes retreating slightly from record levels after a reading of consumer confidence unexpectedly fell to its weakest level since June. Wall Street had opened higher, boosted by strong data on economic growth, though sharp gains were difficult to come by in a quiet week...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday following a reading on economic growth that was much stronger than expected, but sharper gains were difficult to come by in a quiet week with major indexes at records. The Commerce Department raised its estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product to a 3.9 percent annual pace from the 3.5 percent rate...

  • Nurse who had Ebola asks bridal shop for refunds Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    AKRON, Ohio— A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren't feasible because it had to temporarily close and lost significant business. Amber Vinson's Dallas attorney asked that Coming Attractions Bridal& Formal refund $480 in dress payments by several of...

  • US home price gains slow for 10th straight month Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes. The Standard& Poor's/Case-Shiller 20- city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 4.9 percent in September from 12 months earlier. But that's down from 5.6 percent in August and the smallest gain...

  • DSW beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio _ DSW Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $49.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Analysts expected $665.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 63 people from 10 states concentrated on the East Coast fell ill with salmonella linked to bean sprouts from a supplier in New York City. The CDC said the supplier, Wonton Food Inc. of Brooklyn, has agreed to stop production for now. "The conditions for growing sprouts are perfect for growing bacteria and that's...

  • Ohio holiday sales projected to rise more than US Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The National Retail Federation trade group has forecast that retail sales in November and December will rise 4.1 percent above the same period in 2013. The Ohio report projects $14.5 billion in holiday retail spending. The latest statewide gas survey Monday showed the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $2.74, compared to $3.25 a year ago.

  • Ohio utility chief: Energy savings hard to measure Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 3:25 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's top utility regulator provided sparse details on Monday to a new legislative panel studying the economic impact of state renewable energy mandates that have been paused for two years. Tom Johnson, chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, told the Energy Mandates Study Committee that much of what they hoped to learn was...

  • Ohio college building indoor drone pavilion Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Sinclair Community College officials say the 40- foot high pavilion resembling a traditional aircraft hangar will be built adjacent to a building in Dayton that houses some of its education and training programs in unmanned aerial systems and aviation. The indoor pavilion will allow students to fly drones without having to deal with weather issues or...

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy— just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms. "This is focused on people who are already in the economy today, who are contributing mightily but are basically operating in the shadows," said Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, a professor at the...

  • New York Fed chief on defensive on bank oversight Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, insisted at a Senate hearing Friday that "our eyes are open" and regulators are fair, unbiased and rigorous in their oversight of the biggest U.S. banks. "Of course we are not perfect, but we always strive to improve and retain your trust," Dudley said at the hearing, which focused on whether the Federal Reserve has too cozy of a...