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  • Parents' standing asserted in Ohio slots challenge Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    John Kasich's decision to legalize slots-like video lottery terminals and use some proceeds for non-educational purposes, and so should be granted legal standing to sue, according to an anti-gambling group's brief to the Ohio Supreme Court. The lawsuit alleges that Kasich's decision to allow video lottery terminals at the state's seven horse tracks and to...

  • Miss. could be site for $1.2 billion aluminum mill Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:22 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 or more workers to supply aluminum for auto bodies. The company won't say what locations it's considering, but has filed for environmental permits at a site near Golden Triangle Regional Airport, just west of Columbus in Lowndes County.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 17- Argentina, which faces an acute hard currency shortage, sought to toughen international trade controls on Monday by creating a new agency to keep track of imports and exports and said it would keep tightening currency restrictions. President Cristina Fernandez began restricting access to dollars through legal channels in 2011, forcing...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Dean Foods Co's appeal over claims the business conspired to restrict competition for bottled milk in the southeastern United States, forcing the company to face an antitrust suit over the matter. The high court's refusal to intervene means a January ruling by the Cincinnati- based U.S. 6th...

  • Ohio gas prices up slightly to start the work week Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio gas prices are a few cents higher to start the work week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $2.87 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's up 3 cents from a week ago, but 26 cents less than last month at this time. Toledo saw the lowest prices among Ohio's metropolitan areas, with a...

  • US-Canadian agency looks at Lake Erie algae again Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    OREGON, Ohio— The costs and health risks posed by the string of algae blooms on Lake Erie are getting a closer look from a U.S.-Canadian advisory agency that focuses on Great Lakes and water issues involving both countries. The International Joint Commission plans on spending the next few months studying the impact of the algae blooms before releasing an...

  • Attorney for indicted lawmaker: No plea change Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— A state lawmaker accused of misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money for personal gain is not changing his plea, his attorney said. Pete Beck has pleaded not guilty to more than 60 charges including felony theft and securities fraud. It was delayed to allow both sides more time to review the large amount of...

  • Health care push comes to bars, nail salons Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    "We've had great success at laundromats," said Robin Stockton, the navigator program director for the Center for Family Services, a nonprofit based in Camden, New Jersey. The Obama administration aims to have 9.1 million paying customers enrolled in 2015. That's well below the 13 million that the Congressional Budget Office had projected.

  • Senate to get House bill approving oil pipeline Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Supporters in the Democratic-run Senate predicted they will get the 60 votes needed to pass it next week. Should the Senate send the bill to Obama for his signature, he would face a decision that pits some of his environmental concerns about the pipeline, mainly its consequences for global warming, against potentially helping a fellow Democrat making a...

  • UPDATE 1-Scientific Games bond hits new bump in road Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- Investor pushback forced Scientific Games to widen talk on its much anticipated acquisition financing bond on Thursday, which could leave the underwriters losing money on the deal. The leads announced price talk of 7.00%-7.25% for a US $700 m 7 NC3 senior secured note offering that was roughly in line with whispers. Bankers away from the deal...

  • *Buffett to return $4.7 billion worth of shares to P&G. Nov 13- Berkshire Hathaway Inc has agreed to acquire Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a complex transaction that lets Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett buy a business he has supported for two decades and shave his company's tax bill. The transaction announced on Thursday helps P&G Chief...

  • UPDATE 3-Buffett's Berkshire buys P&G's Duracell Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    *Buffett to return $4.7 billion worth of shares to P&G. Nov 13- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Thursday it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a stock swap, taking over a business the billionaire has supported for nearly two decades. The addition of Duracell, whose batteries are known for their copper-colored tops, gives...

  • Will Cleveland housing get an assist from LeBron? Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    It has LeBron back and will get the GOP convention in 2016. Here's how Cleveland's housing will fare with a rising economy.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- A spike in home auctions last month helped drive the biggest gain in U.S. foreclosure activity in more than four years, according to a report from RealtyTrac on Thursday. "The October foreclosure numbers are not a complete surprise given that over the past three years there has been an average 8 percent monthly uptick in scheduled foreclosure...

  • LAS VEGAS, Nov 12- Amazon.com Inc plans to build data centers in every large country over time as part of a broader investment push that will eventually make the Internet retailer's cloud computing arm the largest part of its business. He added that Amazon plans to build data centers in "virtually every large country" over time. Amazon stunned investors after...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- With the U.S. third-quarter. While most Standard& Poor's 500 companies beat analysts' expectations for third-quarter earnings, many just barely topped estimates, said Pankaj Patel, head of quantitative research at Evercore ISI in New York. Of the S&P 500 companies that had reported results as of early this week, 66 percent exceeded expectations,...

  • Nov 6- Sunoco Logistics Partners LP said it plans to invest about $2.5 billion in a project that will transport and process natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale field and Ohio's Utica shale field. The second phase of Mariner East project will move propane, ethane and other natural gas liquids from the shales to Sunoco's Marcus Hook facility...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov 5- The Republican surge in Tuesday's U.S. elections carried Arkansas along with it, threatening to sweep away a bipartisan health insurance plan in the state that is also being studied by other states as an alternative to Obamacare. The program uses federal Medicaid funds from the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, to help buy health insurance...

  • Nov 5- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company by market value, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as a cool summer reduced demand. The company, which also operates in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, said the results were also hurt by lower income from international operations and higher fuel costs. The company sells power to 7.2 million...

  • DALLAS, Nov 5- Voters approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the north Texas town of Denton on Tuesday, making it the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom. The vote in the city of 123,000 was highly symbolic because hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is widely used in Texas, the top...