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March 14- Tesla Motors Inc escalated its war of words with New Jersey on Friday, lambasting a regulatory change approved by the state earlier this week that bars the "green car" company from selling vehicles directly to the public.
March 14- Tesla Motors Inc is studying "judicial remedies" to fight a New Jersey ruling approved this week that bars the electric car maker from selling cars directly to the public in the state.
March 14- Trinseo SA, a plastics maker backed by Bain Capital, filed again with U.S. regulators to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering of common stock.
NEW YORK-- Even while the cause remains unknown, a deadly blast that leveled two buildings served by a 127- year-old gas main has provided a jarring reminder of just how old and vulnerable much of the infrastructure is in New York and many other cities nationwide.
PHILADELPHIA-- It's been two decades since Mike Mignola created a horned, red-hued devilish beast with a penchant for cigars and a big gun.
COLUMBIA, S.C.-- In 1960, Simon Bouie _ a black student at Allen University _ was arrested for the only time in his life while leading a sit-in aimed at integrating a lunch counter in South Carolina. With hundreds of fellow students, Bouie went to a Columbia drugstore, sat on a stool, and was taken to jail for trespassing.
DETROIT, March 13- U.S. safety regulators have recorded 303 deaths when airbags failed to deploy in 1.6 million compact cars recalled last month by General Motors Co, according to a study released Thursday night by a safety watchdog group.
LONDON, March 13- Royal Dutch Shell will cut spending by a fifth and lay off staff at its American exploration and production business, the company said on Thursday, in another sign that oil majors are struggling to profit from the booming U.S. shale sector.
*Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac shares fall on Senate proposal for wind-down. NEW YORK, March 12- U.S. stocks finished little changed on Wednesday, with the Nasdaq up for the first session in five, as investors grappled with the evolving situation in Ukraine but shrugged off concern over weakness in China's economy.
*Copper hits near four-year lows. Treasuries prices rose in safe-haven bids on Wednesday on worries over the health of China's economy, which helped fuel strong demand at the U.S. government's 10- year Treasury note auction.
*Herbalife shares tumble on FTC investigation. NEW YORK, March 12- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as equities recouped much of their earlier declines amid signs of progress in diplomatic attempts to ease tensions in Ukraine.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report Tuesday with the figures for all states through March 1.
PITTSBURGH-- A first-time mother who says she failed a drug test while in labor because she ate poppy seeds has sued a Pittsburgh hospital, saying officials defamed her and violated her doctor-patient confidentiality by sharing the results with a child welfare agency.
In a rare act of bipartisan unity, dozens of U.S. senators have wheeled into action against what they call an "absurd" European initiative that would force name changes to common cheese varieties produced in the United States.
WASHINGTON, March 11- Four U.S. oil refiners, trying to counter growing calls to lift the nation's ban on most crude oil exports, have launched the first major lobbying effort to keep abundant U.S. oil supplies from being sold overseas.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- A bill to regulate the disposal of waste produced by gas-well drilling will likely be introduced by West Virginia Gov. The bill would allow only seven landfills in West Virginia that have already applied to do so to create a separate area on their properties where they could store the waste.
YORK, Pa.-- Bon-Ton Stores announced CEO Brendan Hoffman will step down next year after the department store reported falling profit and sales for the fourth quarter. Like other retailers, Bon-Ton said nasty winter weather kept shoppers away from stores around the crucial holiday season.
PITTSBURGH-- American Eagle Outfitters' fourth-quarter net income tumbled 89 percent as winter storms weighed on sales and the teen retailer booked significant one-time charges, like severance costs.
*China's trade balance swings to deficit. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. "The backup in yields thus far is going to create decent demand," Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia.
Two years after launching its Infinite line of digital comics, Marvel Entertainment said it intends to expand the line's offerings with its first all-ages titles as it moves to attract younger readers familiar with characters like Spider-Man from animated television shows.