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  • Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises.

  • HOUSTON, July 23- A top U.S. railcar maker, The Greenbrier Companies Inc, said on Wednesday a two-year timeline to retire older railcars that carry dangerous flammable liquids, including North Dakota Bakken crude, is "aggressive" but can be done.

  • US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    HONOLULU— Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.

  • Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US. AT&T shares fell 51 cents to $35.37 in extended trading after the release of the results. The Dallas company said it earned $3.55 billion, or 68 cents per share.

  • *U.S. crude stocks down 4 mln barrels, Cushing down 1.4- EIA. NEW YORK, July 23- Crude oil futures rose on Wednesday, as oil stockpiles in the United States fell more than expected and geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East persisted.

  • FDA warns of compounded drug recall by Texas firm Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Wednesday not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to potential risks of contamination. The agency says FDA inspectors recently uncovered unsanitary conditions at Unique Pharmaceuticals' plant in Temple, Texas.

  • Fair Trade brings big sales and a clear conscience Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away. Sales of its Fair Trade coffee, which comes from Mexico, Peru, Indonesia and Ethiopia, have soared from $900,000 in 2011 to $4.4 million last year.

  • HOUSTON, July 23- U.S. oil and gas company Apache Corp told Reuters it is looking at ways to wring more cash out of its valuable mineral rights, as it and other energy companies face investor pressure to tap more profits from the North American shale boom.

  • GateHouse Media parent to buy Providence Journal Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The parent company of Gatehouse Media LLC on Tuesday announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million cash.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, July 22- Canada's largest pipeline company Enbridge Inc may build a 140,000 barrel per day unit train unloading terminal in Pontiac, Illinois, to relieve congestion on its crude oil export network.

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

  • Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias rules Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:04 PM ET

    IRVING, Texas— Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

  • Kimberly-Clark 2Q profit drops 3.2 percent Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    IRVING, Texas— Kimberly-Clark Corp. on Tuesday reported earnings that decreased by 3.2 percent in its second quarter. The Irving, Texas- based company said profit fell to $509 million, or $1.35 per share, from $526 million, or $1.36 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

  • The new additions, who joined Deutsche Asset& Wealth Management from BlackRock Inc and TS Capital LLC, are part of a broader expansion effort as Deutsche looks to build out its ETP footprint in the United States. He was formerly a director for BlackRock's iShares sales and distribution strategy team and has spent nearly 15 years covering exchange-traded funds.

  • Vine star Mendes finds breakthrough on pop charts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Six seconds isn't a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform. The teen singer says he would pick the hits he would cover— and the sections of the tracks— and post them on Vine to showcase his talents and grab positive attention.

  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    JERUSALEM— A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting at least two American airlines to cancel flights to Israel in a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after last week's attack on a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Texas Instruments Inc said it expects higher third-quarter revenue following recently improved demand for chips used in cars, industrial equipment and communications gear.

  • Texas Instruments 2Q profit climbs 3.5 percent Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    DALLAS— Texas Instruments Inc. on Monday reported profit that climbed 3.5 percent in its second quarter, topping analysts' expectations. The Dallas- based company said profit increased to $683 million, or 62 cents per share, from $660 million, or 58 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Texas Instruments Inc said it expects higher third-quarter revenue following recently improved demand for chips used in cars, industrial equipment and communications gear. Chief Financial Officer Kevin March said Texas Instruments' customers appeared to be holding lean inventories of chips, which should help maintain demand.

  • It once owned a handful of stores in New York City, Seattle and Philadelphia but closed most, including one in Times Square, in 2010.. At the same time Starbucks Corp last week opened its first store in Colombia 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain began buying beans from the country famous for its premium arabica coffee.