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  • Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 4:31 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billion to reduce debt. Philadelphia- based Crown said the deal will make it the second-largest beer and soft drink can producer in the United States and the maker of 20 percent of all cans globally.

  • AMSTERDAM/ BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Dutch brewer Heineken has agreed to sell its Mexican packaging business Empaque to Crown for $1.23 billion including debt, shedding a non-core business it acquired when entering the Mexican market in 2010..

  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

  • Scale will matter for success of New York casinos Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts.

  • California Made in America show tunes up for day 2 Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    The first night of the inaugural Budweiser Made in America music festival in Los Angeles went off with few problems, despite concerns from residents about possible security and traffic issues. Lamar noted the unique setting, saying, "I've been touring the world, and I ain't never done a festival in the heart of Los Angeles."

  • Made in America music festival rocks Los Angeles Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The Budweiser Made in America concert featured three large stages dotting Grand Park in front of Los Angeles City Hall, and food trucks were parked along the city streets the park spans. The event marks the West Coast expansion of the two-day festival that rap mogul Jay Z launched in Philadelphia in 2012..

  • Baltimore's 1st casino highlights national trend Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    The Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore opened its doors Tuesday night. Gambling experts say rust-belt towns like Philadelphia, Cleveland and now Baltimore have become desirable casino locations, especially as gambling destinations like Atlantic City continue to plunge into economic decline.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Dow Chemical Co has kicked off processes to sell two of its specialty chemicals subsidiaries that could fetch close to $2 billion combined, according to people familiar with the matter, part of its effort to divest several billion dollars worth of non-core assets by 2015..

  • Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    MESA, Ariz.— Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. "It's all about sharing what we know with one another," said Mitch Altman, 57, founder of a similar setup in San Francisco called Noisebridge.

  • Oldest US gay bookstore to reopen in Philadelphia Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    Philly AIDS Thrift says it's taking over the shop called Giovanni's Room. The group now has a two-year lease to operate Giovanni's Room. Giovanni's Room has long served as a resource, safe haven and gathering place for the city's gay community.

  • Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:. The picture is still hazy. "Uncertainty is the key word," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Economics.

  • Driver of overweight big rig nabbed in Vermont Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles said Friday a trucker carrying part of a giant crane to a state bridge job had too much weight on his rig and too much alcohol in his system.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday as Ukraine- Russia tensions reignited and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen failed to give investors any clues on interest rate hikes. He called on Russia to "stop destabilizing Ukraine.

  • Jackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— Shadowing central bankers and economists at the annual Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates.

  • Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:. The picture is still hazy. "Uncertainty is the key word," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Economics.

  • Yellen speech awaited for any hint on rate timing Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with investors seeking any clear hints of when it will start raising rates.

  • Deals only a click away for back-to-school season Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. "It's a lot easier to find a deal," said Michael Londrigan, dean of academic affairs at LIM College, a fashion college in New York.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlyle-backed Axalta Coating files for IPO Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Aug 20- Axalta Coating Systems Ltd, a paint coatings company backed by buyout firm Carlyle Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan among the underwriters for the IPO.

  • Carlyle-backed Axalta Coating Systems files for IPO Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    Aug 20- Buyout firm Carlyle Group LP backed performance coatings company Axalta Coating Systems Ltd filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan among the underwriters for the IPO.