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  • Pa. families struggle with gas drilling pollution Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    DONEGAL, Pa.— An elderly western Pennsylvania couple is struggling to cope after state officials say a natural gas drilling company's wastewater pond contaminated their drinking water.

  • Oklahoma gas prices decline as summer nears end Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— The price of gasoline is falling in Oklahoma and AAA Oklahoma says it may continue declining through Halloween. AAA said Tuesday that the statewide average for a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.25— down nearly 3 cents per gallon from last week and down almost 20 cents during the past two months.

  • Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Pipeline operator TransCanada Corp is likely to haul Canadian oil sands crude by rail whether or not its embattled Keystone XL pipeline project is finally approved by Washington, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stocks were down slightly in late afternoon trading on Thursday following a decline in biotechnology shares, but gains in financials helped to limit the day's losses. Shares of JPMorgan Chase were up 0.8 percent, while shares of Bank of America were up 1.1 percent, the two biggest positives on the S&P 500..

  • President Obama authorizing air strikes in both Syria and Iraq, though the groups have been strong outperformers so far this year.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls; 52-week lows outnumber highs Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, dropping in a broad decline that saw the number of companies hitting 52- week lows outnumber the companies hitting highs for the first time since early August.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stocks were lower in early trading Thursday as a weak jobless claims data pushed investors to continue taking profits in a market that had rallied to repeated records. The day's losses were modest but broad, with nine of the ten primary S&P 500 sectors lower.

  • *Saudi says cuts output, but overall OPEC supply rises. NEW YORK, Sept 10- U.S. crude futures fell to a 16- month low and Brent to a 17- month low on Wednesday on rising supply and tepid demand and as OPEC lowered projected demand for its crude and data showed U.S. refined product stocks jumped.

  • *Saudi says cuts output, but overall OPEC supply rises. LONDON, Sept 10- Oil dropped to a 17- month low close to $98 a barrel on Wednesday as rising supplies and weak demand helped extend losses into a fifth session, while OPEC lowered the projected demand for its crude and U.S. product stocks jumped.

  • *Saudi says cuts output, but overall OPEC supply rises. LONDON, Sept 10- Oil dropped to a 17- month low below $99 a barrel on Wednesday as rising supplies and weak demand helped extend losses into a fifth session, while OPEC lowered the projected demand for its crude.

  • LONDON, Sept 10- Brent crude dropped to a fresh 16- month low below $99 a barrel on Wednesday with rising supplies and weak demand helping extend losses into a fifth session.

  • Sept 8- A federal lawsuit filed on Monday accuses Walt Disney Co, Sony Pictures and other leaders in special effects and animation of conspiring to suppress wages in the industry through "no-raid" agreements.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 8- In June 2013, activist investors got the board of SandRidge Energy Inc to fire its CEO Tom Ward, arguing that he had mismanaged the Oklahoma City company and destroyed billions in shareholder value.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT/4 PM ET Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    LONDON- The British government is scrambling to respond to a lurch in the opinion polls towards a vote for Scottish independence this month by promising a range of new powers for Scotland if it chooses to stay within the United Kingdom.

  • Chuck Todd debuts as 'Meet the Press' moderator Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chuck Todd debuted Sunday as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," bringing a low-key style and surrounding himself with fellow pundits as NBC turns to him to erase a slide that has taken the long-running Sunday morning political affairs program from first to third in the ratings.

  • LONDON, Sept 5- Brent crude oil fell further below $102 a barrel on Friday, heading for a third weekly drop in four as a strong dollar depressed demand and U.S. employment data suggested the world's biggest oil consumer was growing more slowly than expected.

  • LONDON, Sept 5- Brent crude oil steadied near $102 a barrel on Friday, heading for a third weekly drop in four as a strong dollar depressed demand, though data showing lower crude stocks in the United States kept a floor under prices. Brent was 15 cents higher at $101.98 a barrel by 0730 GMT, after settling down 94 cents.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 5- Brent crude retained most of its overnight losses and steadied near $102 a barrel on Friday, heading for a third weekly drop in four as a firmer dollar weighed, although data showing lower crude stocks in the United States kept a floor under prices.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 5- Brent crude retained its overnight losses and stayed below $102 a barrel on Friday, heading for its third weekly drop in four as a firmer dollar weighed, although data showing lower crude stocks in the United States kept a floor under prices.