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  • NY's poor gain from health insurance changes Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A year into New York's operation of a medical insurance exchange, more than half of the people with new coverage qualified for Medicaid— the federal program for the poor— and many didn't know they were eligible until the push under the Affordable Care Act. Overall, 370,604 people were enrolled with commercial and nonprofit insurers, 525,283 in Medicaid;...

  • Judge: Alcoa to show riverbed rights under NC dams Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— Alcoa Inc. will have to show it has ownership rights to the riverbed under four North Carolina dams it has operated for as much as a century, a federal judge ruled. "Alcoa has the burden of proving valid title at trial." Pat McCrory's administration involved deciding who owns 40 miles of the Yadkin River bottom on which Alcoa and its predecessor built...

  • SC jobless rate increases for 4th month in a row Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— The jobless rate in South Carolina has risen for the fourth month in a row, with the state's seasonally adjusted rate increasing slightly from 6.6 percent in September to 6.7 percent in October, officials said Friday. Marion County registered South Carolina's highest unemployment rate, with 11.3 percent. "As the state's economy continues to grow,...

  • Lawsuit settlement in death of film worker in Ga. Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    ATLANTA— The family of a film worker killed when she was hit along train tracks while shooting a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman announced a settlement Wednesday with several defendants. Richard and Elizabeth Jones of Columbia, South Carolina, the parents of camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, sued Unclaimed Freight Productions, Inc., Rayonier...

  • NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close. Allison Macfarlane became the agency's leader in July 2012 after the stormy tenure of...

  • Honda quietly will repair air bags nationwide Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    DETROIT— Honda is quietly offering to replace potentially defective air bag inflators across the U.S., even though its latest recall for the problem only covers cars in 13 high-humidity states and territories. Honda's action, plus a report of an exploding air bag that injured a Ford Mustang driver in North Carolina, is likely to give more ammunition to lawmakers...

  • Syngenta faces dozens of lawsuits over GMO seed Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers estimated to be at least $1 billion. It's likely to be in Iowa or Illinois, according to Rick Paul, an attorney representing 13 farmers who filed suit in...

  • Regulators OK more time to build nuke fuel plant Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, S.C.— Federal regulators have granted a 10- year extension to the company building a South Carolina facility where spent nuclear weapons materials will be turned into commercial nuclear reactor fuel. Last week, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that it had granted the request by Shaw Areva MOX Services.

  • TOKYO, Nov 17- Japan's Toray Industries said it will be the sole supplier of carbon fibre for Boeing Co's 777 X passenger jet in addition to the 787 Dreamliner and expects orders to exceed $8.6 billion for both planes. The new supply contract, which will extend Toray's current one with Boeing for more than 10 years, sent shares in the Japanese company surging 4...

  • Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond marks milestone Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is marking its 100th anniversary. The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. Branch offices of the Richmond Fed opened in Baltimore in 1918 and in Charlotte in 1927. More than...

  • UPDATE 1-Scientific Games bond hits new bump in road Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- Investor pushback forced Scientific Games to widen talk on its much anticipated acquisition financing bond on Thursday, which could leave the underwriters losing money on the deal. The leads announced price talk of 7.00%-7.25% for a US $700 m 7 NC3 senior secured note offering that was roughly in line with whispers. Bankers away from the deal...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- An influential group of U.S. lawmakers, including John McCain, in line to become the head of the Senate's powerful Armed Services Committee, on Thursday pledged to thwart the Pentagon's plans to retire the U.S. fleet of A-10 "Warthog" aircraft. The Pentagon, facing mandatory "sequestration" budget cuts, has sought to eliminate all of the...

  • Resilient transportation called national challenge Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, S.C.— The nation's transportation grid must be built to withstand a new normal of more serious natural disasters and it won't be cheap or easy, a top official of the U.S. Transportation Department warned Wednesday. Creating a resilient transportation system is "the most significant challenge we have in the century going forward," Peter Rogoff, the...

  • VW policy welcomes labor activity at Tenn. plant Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— By giving labor groups more access to its lone U.S. plant in Tennessee, Volkswagen signaled Wednesday that it won't follow the lead of other foreign-owned automakers in the South in seeking to tamp down union activity. The outcome of the union drive at the Chattanooga plant is being closely monitored by other German and Asian automakers in the...

  • AP Exclusive: Drone sightings up dramatically Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The government is getting near-daily reports— and sometimes two or three a day— of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. Michael Toscano, president of a drone industry trade group, said FAA officials also have verified the increase to him.

  • Escaping the wealth gap can mean fleeing hometowns Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    DANVILLE, Ill.— This Illinois city already was struggling when Tara Holycross and her friends were kids riding their bikes to Custard Cup, swimming at the park district pool and hanging out in the Wendy's parking lot. They're living all over the country— from Chicago to Charleston, South Carolina, to Boulder, Colorado— where they found solid jobs that reward the kind...

  • 3D Systems misses Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    ROCK HILL, S.C. _ 3 D Systems Corp. on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $3.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. 3 D Systems expects full-year earnings in the range of 70 cents to 80 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $650 million to $690 million.

  • Honda said "it is not aware of any claimed injuries or fatalities that have been confirmed" related to the issue. The action, upgrading Honda's "safety campaign" to a formal recall, comes a day after U.S. safety regulators, for the second time this week, ordered Honda to provide information under oath about its air bags. Honda is Takata's biggest customer, and the two...

  • DETROIT, Nov 6- Honda Motor Co said it will recall an undisclosed number of U.S. cars from model years 2001 to 2006 to replace potentially defective Takata Corp air bags. Honda did not provide a precise total. Honda said the cars were sold or registered in high-humidity states or territories, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South...

  • Nov 5- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company by market value, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as a cool summer reduced demand. The company, which also operates in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, said the results were also hurt by lower income from international operations and higher fuel costs. The company sells power to 7.2 million...