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  • Gambling exec: US needs Internet poker regulations Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS-- Brick-and-mortar casinos are opening in Ohio and Illinois. Voters in Oregon, Rhode Island and Maryland will vote on gambling initiatives Nov. 6.

  • Schmidt: Autographs getting way too hard to read Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Since when did the signatures of today's celebrity athletes become worse than your local physician's scrawl on a prescription slip? Yes, I know, some now put their uniform number under their scribble. Have the constant paparazzi-like, autograph-stalking fans caused players to rebel by putting a bumpy line with a number as their autograph?

  • Fifth & Pacific lowers 2012 view, stock tumbles Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Fifth& Pacific Cos. cut its 2012 earnings guidance Monday, citing weak sales of Juicy Couture products. Fifth& Pacific cut its estimated 2012 EBITDA by $25 million and also forecast a weak third quarter.

  • TEXT-S&P affirms AdvancePierre Foods CCR at 'B' Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:41 PM ET

    --AdvancePierre Foods is refinancing its existing debt and paying a special dividend to its shareholders. Rating Action On Oct. 1, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its' B' corporate credit rating on Cincinnati, Ohio- based AdvancePierre Foods Inc. The rating outlook is stable.

  • Ohio State signs energy agreement with wind farm Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio State University has signed an agreement with a northwestern Ohio wind farm to provide enough energy to meet as much as 25 percent of the Columbus campus' electrical needs.

  • Justices open big term with new human rights case Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. Cases involving some of the most emotional issues in American life are likely to be decided after voters choose a president and new Congress next month.

  • Judge stops strike by Detroit water-sewer workers Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    DETROIT-- Workers rejected a judge's "ridiculous" order Monday to end a strike protesting job cuts at the Detroit regional water department, a union lawyer said. Union attorney George Washington called federal Judge Sean Cox's injunction "outrageous" and said he would file a motion to dissolve it.

  • Bass fishing and gas drilling meet in Pittsburgh Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH-- Bass fishing, gas drilling and downtown Pittsburgh collided at a professional fishing tournament last week, and the unlikely partnership prompted cheers and concerns from anglers, environmentalists and the general public. One of the fishermen at the event said that even having a tournament in Pittsburgh is a sign of progress.

  • Ohio gas prices holding steady Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:06 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio motorists will see gas prices holding steady as they begin a new work week. A month ago, the average gas price in Ohio was $3.89. This time last year, the Ohio average was $3.22.

  • Red Lobster _ for the non-seafood lover in you Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Red Lobster isn't just for the seafood lover in you. Red Lobster also is increasing the number of dishes that cost less than $15 to attract customers who have cut back on spending. The chain, which is owned by Darden Restaurants Inc., says a quarter of the items on its menu will be non-seafood dishes, up from 8 percent.

  • Analysis: Candidates' deficit plans don't add up Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    As the government closed the books Sunday with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year, which required borrowing 32 cents for every dollar it spent, budget analysts have little confidence in either man's plan to address the accumulating debt, now at about $16 trillion.

  • Macy's to hire 80,000 temporary holiday staffers Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Macy's Inc. plans to hire about 80,000 seasonal workers this holiday season, a 2.5 percent increase from last year when the Cincinnati- based operator of Macy's and upscale Bloomingdale's hired 78,000 workers.

  • Ikea stores plan to only sell LED lighting by 2016 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    Ikea believes the shift to the longer-lasting bulbs will help set an environmentally friendly example in the industry and also save the company about $10 million to $20 million a year, or 10 percent, in lighting costs at its 300 stores around the globe, said Steve Howard, the company's chief sustainability officer.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Wendy's downgraded Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- An analyst lowered his rating on Wendy's Co. on Monday, saying that he has concerns that a key revenue metric may disappoint in the third quarter.

  • Chamber launches voter mobilization effort Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars on television ads to help boost Republican congressional candidates, launched an extensive effort on Monday to mobilize voters. It also will include information on House and Senate races and a comparison of the candidates on the issues.

  • US: $100M scam suspect in Ohio is Harvard Law grad Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:39 AM ET

    CLEVELAND-- A former fugitive suspected of running a $100 million cross-country scam collecting donations for Navy veterans has been identified as a Harvard- trained attorney wanted on unrelated fraud charges since 1987, authorities said Monday.

  • High court begins new term with human rights case Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities.

  • U.S. to File WTO Case Against China Over Cars Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:03 AM ET
    World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    The Obama administration plans to file a broad trade case at the World Trade Organization in Geneva on Monday accusing China of unfairly subsidizing its exports of autos and auto parts, a senior administration official said late Sunday, in a move with clear political implications for the presidential elections less than two months away.

  • In Poll, Obama Is Given Trust Over Medicare Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 12:10 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    New polls show that Medicare ranks as the third most crucial issue to likely voters in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin, and that more respondents in those crucial states trust President Obama to manage the program, The New York Times reports.

  • Cities With the Most Affordable Homes Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 4:58 PM ET
    Home prices are strengthening and affordability of houses is slightly lower, according to new data from the second quarter of 2012. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) found that 92 percent of metropolitan areas had a rise in median home prices over the first quarter of 2012. Some homebuyers might not welcome this news, but for the home seller, it’s “another signal that the housing recovery is starting to take root,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rute

    Check out the major metropolitan housing markets with the most affordable homes for sale, counting down to number one.