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  • Martin O'Malley plans to announce his decision on a presidential campaign May 30 in Baltimore, preparing for what would be a longshot bid for the Democratic nomination. The ex- Baltimore mayor, who has visited early-voting states, has tried to present himself as a champion of progressive causes and a fresh face for liberals hesitant to support Clinton.

  • Sandy victims protest pace of rebuilding aid programs Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 3:30 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Wendy Joan sported strips of red tape on her jeans and jacket to symbolize the delays she has encountered with state agencies and joined other Superstorm Sandy victims Thursday, rallying to voice their frustration as the third summer after the storm nears. "This has been my life for the past 2 1/ 2 years— red tape," Joan said. Her home, near a creek in Brick...

  • BALTIMORE— The fragility of Baltimore's economy was exposed by Freddie Gray's death from a spinal injury suffered while in police custody. Nearly 43 percent of families in Washington proper earn at least $100,000, for example, compared with just 16 percent in Baltimore. Baltimore has added nearly 4,000 upper middle-class families since 2010. But residents...

  • Technology revolutionizes voter registration for 2016 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— When President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, only two states offered a website where citizens could register to vote. —Arizona and Washington were the only states that offered online voter registration in 2008. Now 20 states do, and seven others have passed or are considering laws that would authorize a new online registration system.

  • TIMELINE-Takata air bag recalls Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:31 AM ET

    Honda and Takata deny fault and settle for an undisclosed sum. Her family sues Honda and Takata for more than $75 million in April 2011, claiming they knew of the air bag problems as early as 2004. Honda and Takata settle in January 2013 for $3 million, according to court documents. April 27- Honda recalls 896,000 Honda and Acura 2001-03 cars in order to find...

  • The Latest on Amtrak crash: Tracks inspected before crash Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:14 AM ET

    The Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak inspected tracks in Philadelphia just hours before a deadly derailment and found no defects. The New York- bound train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring 200 others. Another body has been pulled from the wreckage of an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia,...

  • Opower reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ Opower Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $11 million in its first quarter. For the current quarter ending in June, Opower expects its results to range from a loss of 17 cents per share to a loss of 15 cents per share. Opower expects full-year results to range from a loss of 68 cents per share to a loss of 58 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $144...

  • May 12- Patriot Coal Corp filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, just 18 months after emerging from its previous Chapter 11, and said it was in negotiations with a potential buyer. The company listed assets and liabilities of more than $1 billion in its bankruptcy petition, which it filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

  • Sotherly Hotels reports 1Q results Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:13 AM ET

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. _ Sotherly Hotels Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Williamsburg, Virginia, said it had funds from operations of $3.2 million, or 25 cents per share, in the period. Sotherly Hotels expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.20 to $1.28 per share,...

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Patriot Coal Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday for the second time in three years and said it is involved in active negotiations for the sale of the company. It had emerged from an earlier bankruptcy case in December 2013 in Missouri. Coal- mining companies in central Appalachia have struggled in recent years, shedding...

  • Leidos beats Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:15 AM ET

    RESTON, Va. _ Leidos Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $41 million. Leidos expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.20 to $2.45 per share, with revenue in the range of $4.6 billion to $5 billion. Leidos shares have dropped 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Boeing Co will struggle to boost international sales of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets despite a $3- billion- plus deal expected soon with Kuwait, analysts and industry executives said. The Kuwait order will help extend production at Boeing's St. Louis facility into 2019, and preserve its ability to compete for fighter orders from...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- New U.S. and Canadian speed limits for oil trains will do little to temper the likelihood and severity of explosive accidents that have grown in frequency over the past two years, critics of new regulations said on Friday. Walking a line between increasing safety and keeping oil shipments moving at a clip on North American rails, regulators...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- A key U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday he is optimistic Congress will approve legislation central to a Pacific trade pact even though the top Democrat in the House of Representatives said more work is needed to make the "fast track" legislation palatable to his party. The Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Paul Ryan,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- Kolon Industries Inc has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal DuPont Co's trade secrets, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday, bringing to a close a long-running dispute involving a fiber used to make Kevlar bulletproof vests. The South-Korea based company will pay $360 million, of which $275 million is restitution to DuPont and...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- Kolon Industries Inc has pleaded guilty to stealing DuPont Co's trade secrets, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday, bringing to a close a long-running dispute involving a fiber used to make Kevlar bulletproof vests. The South-Korea based company will pay $360 million, of which $275 million is restitution to DuPont and $85 million...

  • April 29- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, owner of Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands of hotels, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by higher room rates and increased occupancy. Net income attributable to shareholders rose to $150 million, or 15 cents per share, from $123 million, or 12 cents per share. Analysts on average expected a profit of...

  • *Euro gains on Greece optimism. NEW YORK, April 27- Wall Street fell modestly on Monday following healthcare stocks, but European shares and the euro advanced on optimism over talks between Greece and its lenders after Greece reshuffled its negotiating team. Concerns over Greece have mounted since the country looks set to run out of cash in coming weeks.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday asked China to drop a ban on imports of U.S. poultry imposed because of an outbreak of bird flu in chickens and turkeys. The United States wants China to limit trade only from states or regions that have had cases of the flu, which is deadly to poultry, Vilsack told reporters. Cases of avian flu prompted China and South...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- A measure of equity markets worldwide hit record highs on Monday as optimism over Greece supported European stocks while U.S. shares added to last week's gains ahead of Apple results and a Federal Reserve policy meeting. MSCI's all-country world stock index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, extended a multi-year rally to a fresh record...