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  • Environmental cleanup OK'd for former RI shipyard Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    The Newport Daily News reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it approved plans to clean up the former Robert E. Derecktor Shipyard site on Naval Station Newport property in Middletown. While EPA will oversee the remedies, the field work will be conducted and paid for by the Navy and its contractors.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:49 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:49 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Applications for US unemployment benefits likely dropped last week US home construction expected to fall in August World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:27 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Applications for US unemployment benefits likely dropped last week US home construction expected to fall in August Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:24 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK US home construction expected to fall in August Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:18 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK US home construction expected to fall in August Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:04 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:49 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:49 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Gold touched its lowest level in 8-1/ 2 months on Thursday as the dollar jumped to a four-year peak after the Federal Reserve indicated it could raise borrowing costs faster than expected when it starts moving.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:43 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:43 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:37 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:37 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people

  • Census: 2013 poverty rate falls in New Hampshire Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— There were about 17,000 fewer people living in poverty in New Hampshire in 2013 compared to the year before, new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests. In New Hampshire, 8.7 percent of the population lives in poverty, compared with 15.8 percent nationally.

  • *Scotland's independence vote next focus, sterling volatility jumps. LONDON, Sept 18- The dollar began European trading on Thursday almost 1.5 percent higher against the yen than 24 hours earlier, after the Federal Reserve sent another shock through the global financial system by raising its projections on future interest rates.

  • Census: NY poverty, income levels steady in 2013 Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    And the Census Bureau says Thursday median household income in the state also remained flat at about $57,000. The national median income was about $52,000 last year. Among New York's neighbors, it was $68,000 in Connecticut; $66,000 in Massachusetts; $70,000 in New Jersey; $52,000 in Pennsylvania and $53,000 in Vermont.

  • Census: Poverty down but so are wages in Maine Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:01 AM ET

    Maine was ranked last in New England for income, and second-to-last behind Rhode Island for the poverty rate. Glenn Mills, chief economist at the Maine Department of Labor's Center for Workforce Research and Information said Maine has lagged the other states in the region for several years when it comes to income.

  • Pound rises as early Scottish results favor union Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high. The gains came a day after the Fed made clear that it's in no hurry to raise a key bank lending rate, easing a major concern for the stock market.

  • Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday. "Borrowers should see the writing on the wall," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com.

  • Washington state poverty numbers increase Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Nearly 970,000 Washington residents, or 14.1 percent, were in poverty in 2013, compared to about 915,000, or 13.5 percent, in 2012, according to the American Community Survey that surveyed people between January and December 2013.

  • Montana poverty rate and median income up Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    HELENA, Mont.— Montana's poverty rate increased last year, while median income also rose, according to annual poverty figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. That growth put the state among the top five— with Alaska, Kentucky, Utah and Wyoming— for the biggest median household income increases between 2012 and 2013..

  • Colorado poverty rate down, median income up Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    DENVER— Colorado's poverty rate dropped slightly last year and median income rose, according to annual poverty figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Median household income in Colorado rose 2.4 percent in 2013, to $58,823.