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  • Appeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled unanimously against Dallas- based Lavabit Inc. and its owner, Ladar Levinson.

  • CEO of regional carrier PSA Airlines to retire Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— PSA Airlines, which operates regional flights for US Airways, says that its CEO and president will retire and be replaced by the president of US Airways Express. The company said Wednesday that Keith Houk, 66, will retire on Aug. 31 after more than 25 years at PSA Airlines including nine as CEO.

  • GM to seek court protection against ignition suits Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    General Motors headquarters, April 1, 2014, in Detroit

    GM will ask a bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

  • Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    WEST, Texas— Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.

  • April 16- Signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches, General Motors Co said it will ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy.

  • Johnson Controls buying air distribution business Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Johnson Controls, which makes both automotive and building systems, said Wednesday that it's buying Air Distribution Technologies from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $1.6 billion.

  • SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the mission. The prime computer has been working fine, but NASA wants to get a new backup installed outside the station as soon as possible.

  • April 16- General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits against the automaker for claims related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009.. The Texas case was in Re: Charles Silvas and Grace Silvas vs. General Motors LLC in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, No. 2:14- CV-00089.

  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation.

  • GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

  • NEW YORK, April 15- Apple Inc on Tuesday lost an attempt to dismiss lawsuits by state attorneys general accusing it of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. Following a non-jury trial, Cote in July found that Apple from 2009 to 2010 conspired with the publishers to raise e-book prices and impede competitors such as Amazon.com Inc..

  • Southern agrees to coal research with Chinese firm Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.

  • WEST, Texas, April 15- Not far from an enormous crater where a fertilizer plant stood before an explosion there killed 15 people, lifeless and uprooted trees surround boarded-up homes spray-painted with "OK."

  • Scarce land could blunt recovery for U.S. homebuilders Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction index has regained much of the ground lost in the second half of 2013, when rising mortgage rates and wider economic uncertainty broke an 18- month winning streak for homebuilder stocks. The average forecast covers D.R. Horton Inc, PulteGroup Inc, Lennar Corp, KB Home and Toll Brothers Inc..

  • Congress is giving states the transportation blues Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    But Congress will have to act fast. Foxx's warnings this week echo ones by President Barack Obama, who cautioned in February that unless Congress finished a bill by summer's end then "we could see construction projects stop in their tracks."

  • Court upholds convictions in Ky. oil drilling scam Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that prosecutors presented enough evidence to back their contention that 53- year-old Christopher Cello Smith of Prestonsburg, Ky., and 58- year-old Michael D. Smith of Cookeville, Tenn., defrauded thousands of investors.

  • Energy Future Holdings misses filing deadline Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— Energy Future Holdings is still not ready to file its already delayed annual report, the company said in a filing Tuesday with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Noble Energy CEO Charles Davidson to retire Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    HOUSTON— Noble Energy CEO Charles Davidson is retiring in the fall after more than a decade leading the oil and gas producer. Stover, 56, joined Noble Energy in 2002. Before that, he worked at oil companies BP, Vastar Resources and Atlantic Richfield.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 1230 GMT/08.30AM ET Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    Europe's banks prepare for ECB tests with new provisions. LONDON- The tens of billions of euros euro zone banks set aside for loan losses in their latest annual accounts may have substantially reduced the chance of institutions failing ECB stress tests in the next few months.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder urged Congress on Tuesday to approve a $15 million funding request to better equip law enforcement and first responders to handle active shooters.

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