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  • LONDON, Aug 22- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Friday it would raise 938 million pounds in its first rights issue to part fund the acquisition of U.S. indexes group Frank Russell.

  • Man sentenced over lead poisoning of 5 workers Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho— A South Dakota man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to attend a class on worker-safety standards after five employees he was supervising inhaled lead while working in Idaho, the U.S. attorney's office said.

  • Reward offered for former billionaire's assets Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    HELENA, Mont.— The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the luxury resort's co-founder might have hidden from bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Fork lift load falls on man, fatally injuring him Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    LYNNWOOD, Wash.— A forklift driver hit the brakes and sent the vehicle's load falling onto a customer outside a Lynnwood, Washington, business, causing fatal injuries. The box fell forward onto the 64- year-old Bothell man. The customer was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died early Tuesday.

  • Feds close probe of refinery blast that killed 7 Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 7:31 PM ET

    SEATTLE— The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes. The decision was shared with victims' relatives earlier in the day, said Jenny Durkan, the U.S. attorney in Seattle.

  • Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    SEATTLE— A federal judge ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker on Friday to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the Maldives gave new insight into the breadth of his activities.

  • Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    HitchBOT, created by team of Ontario- based communication researchers studying the relationship between people and technology, will reach its final destination Sunday in Victoria, British Columbia, where it will receive a traditional aboriginal canoe greeting at Victoria Harbor.

  • Nordstrom 2Q profit nearly unchanged Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Nordstrom Inc. on Thursday reported profit that declined by less than 1 percent in its fiscal second quarter, but beat analysts' expectations. The Seattle- based company reported earnings of $183 million, or 95 cents per share, compared with $184 million, or 93 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

  • Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. "I'm both appalled and wryly amused that Amazon's tactics should come straight out of Orwell's own nightmare dystopia,' 1984,'" Hamilton wrote.

  • Washington gets dust storm in Western weather swap Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    PHOENIX— Storms in the Western U.S. have created an odd coincidence and something of a weather swap in Arizona and Washington. Weather experts say the dust storms, called haboobs, typically occur in Arizona, Africa's Sahara desert and parts of the Middle East because of dry conditions and large amounts of sand, but they can occasionally show up elsewhere.

  • Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.

  • DOJ: Hacking suspect's lawyers may face conflict Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:53 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Two attorneys representing the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker may face a conflict of interest because their firm represented victims of a hacking scheme he's accused of running, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.

  • Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

  • Dendreon sinks after drugmaker warns of debt woes Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Dendreon Corp. shares tumbled Tuesday morning, a day after the drug developer warned shareholders that it has debt worries, and it is considering alternatives that could wipe out their ownership.

  • Tentative deal in Northwest grain terminal dispute Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said the International Longshore& Warehouse Union and Pacific Northwest grain companies reached the agreement Monday shortly before midnight. In the end they found a way, "said Scot L. Beckenbaugh, acting director of the mediation agency based in Washington, D.C..

  • Aug 11- Search engine Google Inc and five Asian telecom and communications companies have agreed to invest about $300 million to develop and operate a trans-Pacific cable network connecting the United States to Japan.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- A global gauge of equities rose for a second straight day on Monday, posting its largest daily advance in four months on bets on a reduced risk of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- The euro fell against the dollar on Monday, giving up Friday's gains, hampered by looming monetary easing from the European Central Bank and worries about the impact of the Russia- Ukraine conflict on Germany, the euro zone's largest economy. Germany is Russia's largest trading partner in the European Union.

  • Aug 11- On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 2:30 P M ET Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a mounting number of lawsuits by women who say the company knew its blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor was linked to a small increased risk of type-2 diabetes but never properly warned the public.