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ALBANY, Ga.— Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national salmonella outbreak five years ago that authorities traced to a rural Georgia peanut plant.
WASHINGTON— Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Officials in five states in which marriage bans were struck down by federal courts have rushed their appeals to the Supreme Court, in time for consideration by the justices when they meet in private on Sept. 29.
District Judge Katherine Polk Failla dismissed a lawsuit by the New York Bankers Association, which said the law gave the city illegal power to regulate banks and conflicted with federal and state law.
WASHINGTON— House Republicans moved Tuesday to extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month as part of a government-wide funding bill needed to prevent a shutdown at month's end.
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, which opened Aug. 28, recorded nearly $1.9 million in net winnings during the four days it was open in August. The Dayton Daily News reports that the racino employs about 500 and currently has more than three dozen job openings. Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com.
COLUMBUS, Ohio— The federal government is awarding more than $2.6 million in grants to organizations that will help enroll Ohioans in the federal health insurance marketplace.
Oil producers in condensate-heavy shale crude plays like the Eagle Ford and the western Permian Basin in Texas also could fetch better condensate prices if exported, as U.S. refiners have limited demand for it.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 8- Mooo-ve over milk, Starbucks Corp is testing coconut milk in stores in Los Angeles, Cleveland and Oregon as alternatives to traditional dairy products grow more popular. Starbucks, which has nearly 11,800 cafes in the United States, regularly tests new products.
*Payrolls data weaker than expected. NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday, lifting the S&P 500 to a fresh closing high, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report was taken as a sign that the Federal Reserve will not begin raising interest rates anytime soon.
*Brent crude slips below $101, data suggests slower growth. NEW YORK, Sept 5- The dollar slipped against the euro and global equity markets rebounded on Friday after data showed U.S. jobs growth slowed in August, raising the prospect that interest rates will stay low longer than investors had expected.
*BP shares slump after court ruling. NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. stocks ended down on Thursday, retreating from intraday records for the S&P and Dow, as a decline in energy shares sapped an earlier rally following the European Central Bank's new stimulus measures.
NEW YORK, Sept 4- Fast-food workers in 150 U.S. cities kicked off protests for a $15- per-hour wage that included a sit-down in New York's Times Square, where 19 demonstrators were arrested on Thursday, police said.
Sept 4- Fast-food workers in more than 150 U.S. cities are planning protests on Thursday to press for a wage increase to $15 an hour and allow them to unionize jobs from the fry-basket at McDonald's to the cash register at Burger King.
Sept 2- Abercrombie& Fitch Co's board agreed to make governance changes to resolve a lawsuit objecting to its awarding longtime Chief Executive Officer Michael Jeffries more than $140 million of compensation since 2007..
NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. stocks edged higher in a quiet session on Friday as the latest in a string of positive data pushed investors to extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns, although gains were capped ahead of an extended holiday weekend.
Transtar's owner, private equity firm Friedman Fleischer& Lowe LLC, has hired investment banks Bank of America Corp and Harris Williams& Co to run an auction for the company, the people said this week. Friedman Fleischer& Lowe, Transtar and Bank of America declined to comment.
Todd Park, a successful tech entrepreneur who became a top adviser to President Barack Obama, will move to the West Coast at the end of the month as part of a White House team, the source said on condition of anonymity because it has not been made public.
Aug 22- Power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas power plants for $6.25 billion to increase its presence in two less regulated eastern U.S. markets. Dynegy shares rose as much as 22.5 percent in early trading.
Aug 22- U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals totaling $6.25 billion.
CORALVILLE, Iowa, Aug 20- The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour on Wednesday projected Illinois' corn yield at a record of 196.96 bushels per acre, up from the tour average of 170.48 bpa last year and the three-year tour average of 149.36, according to data provided by the tour.