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  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Republicans in North Carolina will vote on Tuesday on their candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in November, in the first of several primaries this month that will test whether the party's establishment can beat back challenges from Tea Party rivals.

  • NEW YORK, April 30- When it came time for Tom Moser and his wife to consider having his 83- year-old father move in with them, a house with a special multigenerational floor plan solved their problems- and may have saved his dad's life.

  • Buffett's MidAmerican Energy adopts Berkshire name Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    April 30- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's energy unit has changed its name to Berkshire Hathaway Energy from MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co, the largest of a growing list of businesses to adopt the name of the company run by billionaire Warren Buffett.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, under fire from consumer advocates for proposing Internet traffic rules they say will create "fast lanes" for some Web content, will testify at a House of Representatives hearing on May 20.

  • *U.S. announces new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. NEW YORK, April 28- Brent crude oil prices fell almost 1 percent on Monday, extending earlier losses, on expectations of greater supplies as OPEC producer Libya prepares to reopen a second port, and as traders unwound the spread versus U.S. crude.

  • I want to go there: Dull, Boring and Bland Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    The new League of Extraordinary Communities is open to cities with unique names.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee appears likely to back a bill to wind down government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to sources familiar with talks on the legislation.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 23- A former lawyer with the American Bankers Association is being considered by the White House as a possible nominee to the board of the Federal Reserve, according to sources familiar with the efforts.

  • NY judge considers subpoena for Airbnb user data Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Peer-to-peer home rental site gets its day in court.

  • Crotty also said that while "there is substance" to the defendant's argument that the SEC had overreached by tying up too many assets, the regulator's action could be justified on "equitable" grounds. In a court filing on Saturday, Babikian, through his lawyers, declined to address some SEC claims, invoking his right against self-incrimination under the U.S.

  • Portland hotel hooks up to the tiny houses trend Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    The Tiny House Hotel in Portland, Ore., allows guests to try out living in a small self-contained home.

    The environmentally-friendly alternative housing movement is expanding to the hotel industry.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

  • Airbnb working on plan to pay New York hotel taxes Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Airbnb app on an iPhone and iPad.

    The peer-to-peer home rental company hopes to start collecting New York hotel taxes by July 1.

  • FOREX-Dollar inches higher on equities gloom Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 3:20 PM ET

    Global equities fell to two-week lows, triggered by selling on Wall Street on Thursday. Wall Street stocks continued their decline on Friday, spurring a broad risk-averse environment that led to selloffs in higher-yielding and emerging market currencies.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of U.S. home foreclosure filings slid 23 percent in March from a year ago, helping bring first-quarter foreclosure activity to its lowest level since the second quarter of 2007, a report from RealtyTrac showed on Thursday.

  • April 9- A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. The bill, dubbed the "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act," was drafted by U.S.

  • E-cig rule coming 'very soon,' U.S. FDA chief says Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 3- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is "pushing very hard" to release a proposed rule that would establish its authority over e-cigarettes, the head of the agency said on Thursday amid concerns the products pose a risk to children.

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- A tax break used by big companies to avoid U.S. corporate income tax on capital transfers between offshore units, known as the look-through rule, has been added back to a package of temporary tax measures under consideration in Congress.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., April 3- Beer fans line up every winter at Intuition Ale Works in north Florida for the annual tapping of Underdark, a world-class dark brew aged for a year in bourbon barrels that sells out quickly even at $15 a bottle.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- Federal regulators should approve construction of Sempra Energy's liquefied natural gas export project by mid-June, the chair of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee said on Wednesday, arguing that the government needs to move swiftly to keep U.S. gas exports competitive.