• Mainland helps monitor Hawaii quakes, eruptions Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    Geographical Service outposts in other states are helping monitor Hawaii's volcanoes and earthquakes while work is done to repair Tropical Storm Iselle's damage to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Federal court refuses to delay Virginia gay marriage ruling; couples could marry by next week.

  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law. Of the 8 million people who signed up for private coverage through President Barack Obama's law, more than 2 million at one point had discrepancies of some sort that affected their eligibility.

  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.

  • Ga. plant manager 'scared' by salmonella test Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Samuel Lightsey continued testifying as a prosecution witness against his former boss at Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell, and two others. The first time he ever saw a positive test for salmonella was in August 2008, not long after he joined Peanut Corporation, he said.

  • Wal-Mart: Try, try again Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— NEW YORK— Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. But customers couldn't figure out how to work the "Scan& Go" app during tests in 200 stores, so Wal-Mart nixed it.

  • Marvel heroes and villains fight it out _ live Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3- D— but forget the silly glasses. "We pushed ourselves so much on this project to do things that have never been done before," said producer Juliette Feld, who is a Feld Entertainment executive vice president. "

  • Business Highlights Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    The Associated Press reviewed all 15 petitions filed by drivers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since 2010 and found the agency missed the legal deadline to grant or deny the requests 12 times.

  • Firm halting sales of dietary supplement Anatabloc Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— The dietary supplement maker at the center of a federal trial of former Virginia Gov. Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday it is voluntarily stopping sales of Anatabloc and another supplement called CigRx while it sorts out issues with the Food and Drug Administration.

  • FDA rules may jeopardize Black & Mild cigar name Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    In a filing made public Monday, Richmond- based Altria Group Inc., which owns Black& Mild maker John Middleton Co., voiced concerns that the proposal may force them to abandon or change the brand name. It asked the FDA to clarify whether a ban on the terms would extend to cigars and its trademark, and said any ban on the brand name would be unconstitutional.

  • Ga. plant manager says mold, mildew at processor Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Samuel Lightsey is a key government witness against his former boss, Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, and two others.

  • Koch brothers reach out to Hispanics Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    Its organizers pitch conservative ideals while offering tutorials on U.S. immigration law, support for overhauling the broken immigration system that stops short of campaigning for the Senate's bipartisan bill and collecting donations for the unaccompanied children crossing the United States- Mexico border illegally.

  • *Second-quarter productivity rises at 2.5 percent pace. WASHINGTON, Aug 8- Productivity at U.S. nonfarm businesses rebounded strongly in the second quarter, putting a lid on wage pressures and giving the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • Central NY airport new site for drone safety tests Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    Flights could begin in a couple of weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration approval Thursday, said the NUAIR Alliance, a consortium of private industry, academic institutions and the military.

  • Week 2 of former Va. governor trial wrapping up Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Week two of the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is wrapping up in federal court in Richmond.

  • Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    As one allergist who has seen 200 cases on New York's Long Island said, "Why would someone think they're allergic to meat when they've been eating it their whole life?" The culprit is the Lone Star tick, named for Texas, a state famous for meaty barbecues.

  • Va. consumer spending higher than pre-recession Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Consumer spending in Virginia is higher than it was before the Great Recession but is lagging behind the national average in spending growth. While Virginia's spending growth isn't stellar, the state's diverse economy has helped to keep those trends stable, said Tim Kestner, an economist with the Virginia Employment Commission.

  • Fannie, Freddie post profits in 2Q; pay dividends Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the April-June period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Fannie Mae reported Thursday that it earned $3.7 billion in the second quarter. Freddie Mac posted net income of $1.4 billion for the latest quarter.

  • FDA: Georgia plant waited to disclose salmonella Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    Bob Neligan, an FDA food safety investigator, told the jury Thursday the plant's manager told inspectors during their first day at the plant that the only time salmonella had been detected during routine lab tests on the company's products had turned out to be a false positive.

  • Mortgage giant Freddie Mac earns $1.4B in 2Q Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $1.4 billion for the April-through-June period, aided by a strengthening housing market. McLean, Virginia- based Freddie said it will pay a dividend of $1.9 billion to the U.S. Freddie will have paid $86.3 billion in dividends, exceeding its government bailout of $71.3 billion.