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  • 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.

  • Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- As the first U.S. oil condensate exports head to Asia from the Gulf Coast, crude producers and refiners are exploring ways to get around a century-old law that makes it three times more expensive to ship by water between U.S. ports than to sail to a foreign port.

  • Governor hopefuls target tax talk at middle class Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— Pennsylvania's middle class is getting a lot of attention from the gubernatorial candidates, especially on the subject of taxes, but the TV campaign messages are typically vague and sometimes just plain wrong.

  • Aug 16- When the $2.4 billion Revel Casino opened its doors in 2012, the curvy blue-glass tower was hailed as the wave of the future for Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • At the same time the major brokerages-- Bank of America's Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and UBS-- are fighting to keep their money-making assets from walking out the door.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St dips with Ukraine in focus Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    Equities have come under pressure because of the unrest between Russia and Ukraine, with the S&P 500 at one point down about 4 percent from a record closing high hit in late July.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- Brent crude oil hit a nine-month low on Tuesday as ample North American production outweighed concern over supply from the Middle East, while stocks and the euro were pressured by plunging investor morale in Germany, Europe's largest economy.