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  • Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Several states already allocate some lottery revenue to veterans, including three of Missouri's neighbors— Kansas, Iowa and Illinois— along with Texas and West Virginia.

  • 4 workers injured in Kansas oil refinery fire Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    COFFEYVILLE, Kan.— Four workers at an oil refinery in southeast Kansas were burned Tuesday in an early morning fire, the Texas company said.

  • Waste Management 2Q results mixed Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    HOUSTON— Waste Management Inc. on Tuesday reported that its second-quarter profit fell 14 percent. The Houston- based garbage and recycling hauler also announced that it is selling Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion.

  • Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94B Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    HOUSTON— Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business. It is selling Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., which owns or runs 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power-producing plants in the U.S.

  • HOUSTON, July 29- Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. But Iraq's central government, in a court filing on Monday, laid claim to the cargo that it says was sold by the regional government of Kurdistan without permission from Baghdad, which has said such deals amount to smuggling.

  • *BP the biggest foreign investor in Russia with Rosneft stake. LONDON, July 29- Oil and gas producer BP reported a sharp rise in second quarter profits on Tuesday but warned that further Western sanctions on Russia could harm its business there and its relationship with Russian state oil company Rosneft.

  • Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either. Even some lawmakers say they never heard of the Export-Import Bank before becoming members of Congress.

  • HOUSTON, July 29- Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. To carry out the order from Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the Marshals Service may need to rely on companies in the Galveston Bay area that provide crude offloading services.

  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with 2005 levels as the starting point. John Kinkaid, a Moffat County, Colorado, commissioner, told the EPA in Denver that the rules would devastate his area, home to a major power plant.

  • NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Within minutes, the line at the food truck parked on a busy Queens thoroughfare extended several people deep. New York City's Department of Education put its first truck in service a couple of years ago, and this year it has four— one that goes to Orchard Beach in the Bronx and three that go to a park and two library branches in Queens.

  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

  • SYDNEY, July 29- Lead inched to a new 17- month top on Tuesday and zinc prices hovered near 3- year highs as investors ploughed into metals that have lagged this year and now look undervalued on prospects of reviving global growth. *Three-month lead on the London Metal Exchange rose to $2,305, a new top since late February 2013.

  • SINGAPORE, July 29- Gold was little changed above $1,300 an ounce on Tuesday, supported by geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine, with investors waiting for cues from U.S. jobs data and a Federal Reserve policy meeting this week. *Gold, seen as a safe-haven asset, has benefited from tensions between the West and Russia.

  • TOKYO, July 29- U.S. crude oil futures eased closer to $101 on Tuesday as projections of higher stockpiles of refined product offset concerns about escalating geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Gaza. *U.S. crude futures for September delivery fell 21 cents to $101.46 a barrel by 0002 GMT, after finishing 42 cents lower on Monday.

  • HOUSTON, July 28- Iraq filed suit on Monday in a Texas court to gain control of a cargo of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan that Baghdad says was sold without its permission. Iraq, in its filing in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, asked for an order allowing the cargo to be seized by the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The U.S. Commerce Department has put on hold at least two companies' requests for permission to sell lightly processed crude abroad, effectively stalling an industry push to export an expanding glut of oil amid the U.S. shale revolution, sources said.

  • HOUSTON, July 28- AET Offshore Services, a company in Texas hired to unload a tanker full of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, said in a court filing on Monday the Republic of Iraq has laid claim to the cargo. AET, before starting to unload the ship, asked a federal district court in Texas to determine whether Iraq's claim was valid.

  • AET OFFSHORE SERVICES HAS ASKED A FEDERAL COURT IN TEXAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER IRAQ'S CLAIM IS VALID- FILING.

  • *Company to beat Dollar General as top N. America discount chain. July 28- Dollar Tree Inc agreed to buy rival discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.5 billion to fend off growing competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and fellow discounter Dollar General Corp..

  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    The FAA said that beginning in 2006 Southwest made "extreme makeover" alterations to eliminate potential cracking of the aluminum skin on 44 jetliners.