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  • Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Business backers of the U.S. Export-Import Bank said on Wednesday they hope the institution's charter will be extended temporarily while Congress hashes out a longer-term reauthorization of the bank, which some lawmakers are bent on closing.

  • Fact sheet: Infiniti QX60 Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid AWD. BASE PRICE: $45,100 with FWD; $46,500 with AWD. OPTIONS: Deluxe technology package $6,050; hybrid premium package $4,600; theater package $1,700; roof rails $495; stainless steel, illuminated kick plates $440.

  • Infiniti SUV: Luxury in seven seats Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Families who need a vehicle with three rows of seats have a new, roomy and plush sport utility choice this year that's high in government fuel economy ratings. And the non-hybrid QX60 is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine, where reliability is shown as average.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. Looks like we are continuing that move ahead of the Fed minutes today, "said Ellis Phifer, market strategist at Raymond James in Memphis, Tennessee. Some of the Fed's counterparts at the Bank of England voted unexpectedly to raise interest rates this month, according to minutes of the BOE's policy meeting of Aug. 6-7.

  • Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation. "We're asking cities to do so much more," said James Anderson, who leads the government innovation programs at the foundation.

  • CEO of bankrupt oil company sentenced in scheme Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The CEO of a bankrupt southern Kentucky oil company has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee. Young Oil Corp. executive Anthony L. Young of Knob Lick pleaded guilty in March to defrauding investors in both states.

  • KPS Capital to sell Waupaca Foundry for $1.3B Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Private equity firm KPS Capital Partners plans to sell automotive industry supplier Waupaca Foundry Inc. to Japan's Hitachi Metals Ltd. for $1.3 billion in cash. Waupaca makes gray and ductile iron castings and supplies the automotive, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction and industrial markets and employs about 3,900 people.

  • CEO of bankrupt oil company sentenced in scheme Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The CEO of a bankrupt southern Kentucky oil company was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee. Young Oil executive Anthony L. Young of Knob Lick did not speak during the 30- minute hearing in U.S. District Court in Louisville.

  • Community Health details attack on patient records Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. Community Health has since removed the malware from its system and finalized "other remediation efforts" to prevent future attacks.

  • Expert: Train collision will renew safety calls Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    Two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when two freight trains collided head-on in northeast Arkansas early Sunday, Arkansas State Police said. The collision happened about 3 a.m. in Hoxie, a small town about 90 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Dollar General, the nation's largest dollar-store chain, started a bidding war on Monday when it offered approximately $8.95 billion for rival Family Dollar. It was an attempt to trump Dollar Tree, which agreed to acquire Family Dollar for $8.5 billion made last month.

  • DETROIT, Aug 15- The United Auto Workers, which lost a controversial organizing vote in February at a Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has nearly enough members in its newly formed local for the automaker to recognize it as exclusive bargaining agent for the plant, a top union official said on Friday.

  • Money laundering charge added to FedEx drug case Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx.

  • Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    "Restoring the Dyess Colony Administration Building, and even saving at least one of the typical colony houses, would have been a worthwhile project, even without the Johnny Cash connection," said Ruth Hawkins, the executive director of the Heritage Sites program at Arkansas State University.

  • Husband of UPS pilot sues over deadly crash Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The husband of a Tennessee pilot killed when a UPS cargo jet crashed in Alabama has filed suit against the company that made warning equipment used in the aircraft. Bret Tucker Fanning is seeking $2 million in his federal lawsuit filed against Honeywell Aerospace.

  • Aug 14- U.S. cropland prices in the central Plains and southern Midwest were stable in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter even though farm income was lower due to falling crop prices, according to Federal Reserve Bank quarterly surveys issued on Thursday.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 14- The price of quality farmland in the southern U.S. Midwest and Delta region were steady to softer during the second quarter compared to the previous quarter, reflecting lower farm income, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said on Thursday.

  • VA chief: Firings of workers a deliberate process Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.— The Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to say how many people were being fired and who they were.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- A global stock gauge rose on Wednesday, boosted by a technology-led rebound on Wall Street, while Brazilian markets were shaken by the death of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in a plane crash.