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  • Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    SACO, Maine— Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch. Ry Russell, general manager of Saco Drive-In, launched a social-media campaign to win an $80,000 digital projection system in a contest sponsored by Honda.

  • US rig count rose 1 to 1,875 Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by one this week to 1,875.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Texas gained two rigs each. Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah had unchanged rig counts.

  • Judge delays Ga. trial in salmonella outbreak Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    Three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago will go on trial two weeks later than initially planned, a judge decided Friday.

  • White House: 2014 deficit to drop $100B Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The government's budget deficit will drop to $583 billion this year, the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, the White House said Friday. The latest update from the White House budget office is also $66 billion less than the administration predicted earlier this year when releasing the president's budget.

  • But I feel like I'm changing one or two minds here or there, "said Felice Pete, a nurse anesthetist and a member of the state party's Black Advisory Board. The swing state, one of 11 where the Republican National Committee has hired staff to reach black voters, hosts one of the country's most important Senate races in November's midterm elections.

  • House votes to make business tax break permanent Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The House voted Friday to make permanent a temporary tax break that makes it easier for businesses to invest in new equipment, one of many expired tax breaks that Congress must deal with by the end of the year. But the White House has threatened a veto because the bill would add $287 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

  • Ohio casino tax revenue short of predictions Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's casino tax revenue over the past year fell short of what state officials had predicted. The Dayton Daily News reports that the state executive budget for the fiscal year estimated that casinos wound bring in more than $309 million in tax revenue.

  • Engineering firm to add jobs in Kentucky Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    FRANKFORT, Ky.— An engineering firm has announced plans to expand its operations in Boyd County in northeastern Kentucky. EN Engineering currently employs nearly 90 workers in the state, and is expanding its engineering capacity to better serve the tri-state region of Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio.

  • Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:29 PM ET

    Smith rejected arguments from another Ohio company, Columbus America Discovery Group, that it had exclusive rights to the shipwreck under a court order and that Recovery Limited was trespassing and should be held in contempt of court.

  • Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. "A couple of years from now, we might say this was the beginning of the trend," said Rusty Rumley, a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

  • House, Senate committees advance highway aid plans Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Dave Camp, R- Mich., that cobbles together $11 billion in pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to shore up the federal Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. In the Senate, the Finance Committee, also on a voice vote, approved a compromise worked out between the committee's chairman, Sen.

  • Crews work to restore power after Eastern storms Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y.— Utility crews worked Thursday to restore power in some Eastern states hit hard by severe storms nearly two days earlier, and one rural New York town picked through the debris from homes battered by a deadly tornado.

  • L Brands key sales metric up 2 percent in June Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— L Brands Inc., the owner of Victoria's Secret and Bath& Body Works, said Thursday that sales at stores open at least a year rose 2 percent in June from the same month a year ago. The Columbus, Ohio, company said total sales in the five weeks that ended July 5 rose 6.8 percent to $1.176 billion, compared with $1.101 billion in the same period a year ago.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- Four years into the shale revolution, the U.S. is on track to pass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of crude oil, most analysts agree. "The key issue is not whether production grows, it's by how much," said Ed Morse, global head of commodities research at Citigroup in New York.

  • COLUMN-Cleaning up coal: Kemp Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    LONDON, July 9- According to the popular narrative, coal is locked in a fight to the death with natural gas and renewables to supply clean electrical energy. Promoters of gas, wind and solar often talk about coal as if it were not just a rival but an enemy.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan. "This is a bad business decision for United Airlines," Carlson said.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

  • NEW YORK, July 3- American Express Co is set to face off against the U.S. government and 17 states in a trial that begins on Monday over claims that it stifles competition from credit card providers that charge lower processing fees.

  • *Southwest growth helps Nashville bounce back. As Nashville discovered, it can take years of adjustments to come to terms with an airline's decision to pull back.

  • July 2- Kroger Co said on Wednesday it would buy Vitacost.com Inc, a health products retailer, for about $280 million in a bid to expand its presence in the profitable health and wellness niche popularized by Whole Foods Market Inc..