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  • OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Think you're in control? The New York- based Internet company's revelation follows news earlier this month that Facebook let researchers change news feeds to see how it would affect users' moods.

  • CLEVELAND, July 29- Casablanca Capital triumphed on Tuesday in its proxy battle with miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc, preliminary estimates show, putting the hedge fund in a position to replace Cliffs' chief executive and sell off underperforming assets.

  • July 29- Detroit has been making progress in settling disputes with its public safety unions, a development that has put the brakes on several appeals in federal court of a ruling that the city was eligible for municipal bankruptcy, attorneys said on Tuesday.

  • AK Steel posts smaller 2Q loss Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    WEST CHESTER, Ohio— AK Steel Holding Corp. on Tuesday reported a smaller loss in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The West Chester, Ohio- based company posted a loss of $17.1 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a loss of $40.4 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • *Second-quarter adj. profit 2 cents/ shr vs est loss 4 cents/ shr. July 29- AK Steel Holding Corp reported a surprise quarterly profit as prices rose and it shipped more steel, sending its shares up nearly 8 percent to their highest in two years.

  • July 29- Chesapeake Energy Corp said it would spend $1.26 billion to buy back all of the outstanding preferred shares issued by its CHK Utica unit to simplify its balance sheet and eliminate about $75 million in annual dividend payments.

  • Indian senior community part of growing niche Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    TAVARES, Fla.— When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown accustomed to after nearly five decades in Minnesota and Ohio.

  • Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either. Even some lawmakers say they never heard of the Export-Import Bank before becoming members of Congress.

  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter& Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

  • Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation— billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections.

  • *Russia stocks tumble again after new sanctions. Wall Street ended flat as the latest deal news offset losses following soft data on the housing market and services sector.

  • Expansion to add 214 auto-parts jobs in Ohio Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    HAMILTON, Ohio— Expansion of an auto-parts manufacturing operation is expected to add 214 jobs in the southwest Ohio city of Hamilton. The private job-creation agency JobsOhio, the Regional Economic Development Initiative of Cincinnati, and the city of Hamilton worked together on economic incentives for the company.

  • *Dollar Tree offers to buy Family Dollar; deal valued at $9.2 bln. Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion. The transaction, including debt, values Family Dollar at about $9.2 billion.

  • Duke agrees to $1.2B deal with ElectriCities Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy Progress has agreed to purchase the generating capacity of ElectriCities in a $1.2 billion deal expected to translate into lower power bills for thousands of eastern North Carolina residents.

  • RPM Intl agrees to $797.5M deal on asbestos claims Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    MEDINA, Ohio— RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims tied to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding Corp.. The Medina, Ohio, company said Monday that the agreement still needs the approval of the claimants as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

  • Bumper crop of Ohio corn drives down prices Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio— Ohio's bumper crop of corn this year means lower prices at the supermarket and vegetable stands. Per-bushel corn prices have dropped 38 percent since last July, John Miyares, a statistician with the National Agricultural Statistics Service's Great Lakes Regional Field Office, told The Dayton Daily News.

  • Ohio gas prices down to start work week Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:51 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio motorists will find lower gas prices to start the work week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.37 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 12 cents less than a week ago— and 29 cents lower than a month ago in Ohio. The lowest average in the state was $3.22 in Toledo.

  • Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2 Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said a cable on one of the Skyhawk ride's carriages disconnected late Saturday. Kevin Gregg of Barnegat, New Jersey, operator of an online amusement park fan site called Themeparkmaniacs.com, told The Plain Dealer of Cleveland the ride slowed down to a stop with riders screaming.

  • Ohio State to form task force after band scandal Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment. The university intends to name the task force members within days, the Columbus Dispatch reported Saturday.

  • Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    A look at some of the facts about Ohio jobs and the politics behind the debate:. Ohio's nonfarm employment was more than 5.3 million in June. Ohio's unemployment rate has fallen steadily since 2010, from 10.6 percent in January 2010 to 5.5 percent in May and June, the lowest rate since before the recession.