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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Pipeline operator TransCanada Corp is likely to haul Canadian oil sands crude by rail whether or not its embattled Keystone XL pipeline project is finally approved by Washington, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • American Airlines agents approve union Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    DALLAS— Customer-service agents at American Airlines voted overwhelmingly for union representation, reversing a narrow defeat for organized labor less than two years ago. The results affect about 14,000 employees of American and US Airways at airports and reservations centers plus home-based reservations agents.

  • Sept 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 presidential run, on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of being "science deniers" when it comes to energy, a critique often lobbed at his own party.

  • Bill Barrett to sell some properties, pay debt Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bill Barrett Corp. announced several deals on Tuesday that will net it about $568 million in cash and help lower its debt. The Denver- based oil and gas company said it is selling properties in the Powder River Basin, which is located in Montana and Wyoming, and the Piceance Basin in Colorado.

  • Sept 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

  • Natural gas company seeks federal OK for pipeline Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    BOSTON— An energy company is seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition. Houston- based Kinder Morgan Inc. filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday.

  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.

  • Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential. The White House has said its promotion of domestic energy production, the use of wind and solar power and the reduction in oil consumption have had economic benefits and reduced carbon emissions.

  • Mall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. Washington Prime that it will pay $14.20 in cash and stock for each share of Glimcher, a 34 percent premium from its closing price of $10.59 Monday.

  • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    DALLAS— UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season— an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping. The Atlanta- based company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers.

  • CARACAS, Sept 16- Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a' no-fly' zone.

  • Sept 15- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, is preparing to auction its 24 percent stake in the Clair oilfield in the United Kingdom, the Financial Times reported on Monday. The oilfield has an estimated 8 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest hydrocarbon resource in Europe, according to oil major BP Plc's website.

  • Sept 15- Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

  • Sept 15- Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

  • United offers up to $100K if workers leave Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    DALLAS— United Airlines reached a deal with the flight attendants' union to offer up to $100,000 in severance for workers who leave the company. The company, formed by a 2010 merger, has seen growth on what used to be Continental Airlines, which hired 485 flight attendants last year.

  • GameStop says it will exit the Spanish market Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Video game retailer GameStop said Monday it will leave the Spanish market, selling some of its stores to Game Digital PLC and closing the rest by the end of 2014.. GameStop said it expects the deal to close in October pending approval from regulators in Spain. As of Feb. 1, GameStop had 1,455 locations in Europe and 108 in Spain.

  • RadioShack CFO resigns less than a year into job Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— RadioShack's chief financial officer has resigned after less than a year in the position. RadioShack warned last week that it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Standard& Poor's Ratings Services cut RadioShack's corporate credit rating further into junk territory on Thursday.

  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. "Rising income inequality is not just a social issue," said Gabriel Petek, the S&P credit analyst who wrote the report. Stagnant pay for most people has compounded the pressure on states to preserve funding for education, highways and social programs such as Medicaid.

  • Texas' fast-paced growth hasn't reduced inequality Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— The oil and gas boom and millions of new consumers have propelled revenue growth in Texas to nearly twice the national average. "Even for Texas, the growth rate is almost unsustainable," Pia Orrenius, a vice president and senior economist at the Dallas Federal Reserve, told The Associated Press.